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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Pink (Dianthus)
 
            You take a pink,
You dig about its roots and water it,
And so improve it to a garden-pink,
But will not change it to a heliotrope.
        E. B. Browning—Aurora Leigh. Bk. VI.
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And I will pu’ the pink, the emblem o’ my dear,
For she’s the pink o’ womankind, and blooms without a peer.
        BurnsO Luve Will Venture In.
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The beauteous pink I would not slight.
Pride of the gardener’s leisure.
        Goethe—The Floweret Wondrous Fair. St. 8. John S. Dwight’s trans.
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