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23 Lilies Quotes

. . . Purple lilies Dante blew To a larger bubble with his prophet breath.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. VII)

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Gracious as sunshine, sweet as dew Shut in a lily's golden core.

Margaret J. Preston Quotes , Source: Agnes

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And the wand-like lily which lifted up, As a Maenad, its moonlight-coloured cup, Till the fiery star, which is its eye, Gazed through clear dew on the tender sky.

Percy Bysshe Shelley Quotes , Source: The Sensitive Plant (pt. I)

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And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

Bible Quotes , Source: Matthew (ch. VII, v. 28-29)

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And lilies are still lilies, pulled By smutty hands, though spotted from their white.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Aurora Leigh (bk. III)

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And lilies white, prepared to touch The whitest thought, nor soil it much, Of dreamer turned to lover.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: A Flower in a Letter

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I wish I were the lily's leaf To fade upon that bosom warm, Content to wither, pale and brief, The trophy of thy paler form.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Sonnets from the Portuguese

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Yet, the great ocean hath no tone of power Mightier to reach the soul, in thought's hushed hour, Than yours, ye Lilies! chosen thus and graced!

Mrs. Felicia D. Hemans Quotes , Source: Sonnet--The Lilies of the Field

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"Look to the lilies how they grow!" 'Twas thus the Saviour said, that we, Even in the simplest flowers that blow, God's ever-watchful care might see.

David Macbeth Moir Quotes , Source: Lilies

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Like the lily That once was mistress of the field and flourished, I'll hang my head and perish.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Katherine at III, i)

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Very whitely still The lilies of our lives may reassure Their blossoms from their roots, accessible Alone to heavenly dews that drop not fewer; Growing straight out of man's reach, on the hill. God only, who made us rich, can make us poor.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Sonnets from the Portuguese

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And the stately lilies stand Fair in the silvery light, Like saintly vestals, pale in prayer; Their pure breath sanctifies the air, As its fragrance fills the night.

Julia C.R. Dorr Quotes , Source: A Red Rose

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The lily is all in white, like a saint, And so is no mate for me.

Thomas Hood Quotes , Source: Flowers

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We are Lilies fair, The flower of virgin light; Nature held us forth, and said, "Lo! my thoughts of white." - Leigh Hunt (James Henry Leigh Hunt),

Leigh Hunt (James Henry Leigh Hunt) Quotes , Source: Songs and Chorus of the Flowers--Lilies

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O lovely lily clean, O lily springing green, O lily bursting white, Dear lily of delight, Spring in my heart agen That I may flower to men.

John Masefield Quotes , Source: Everlasting Mercy (last stanza)

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For her, the lilies hang their heads and die.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Pastorals--Autumn (l. 26)

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Is not this lily pure? What fuller can procure A white so perfect, spotless clear As in this flower doth appear?

Francis Quarles Quotes , Source: The School of the Heart--Ode XXX (st. 4)

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But lilies, stolen from grassy mold, No more curled state unfold, Translated to a vase of gold; In burning throne though they keep still Serenities unthawed and chill.

Francis Thompson Quotes , Source: Gilded Gold (st. 1)

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I like not lady-slippers, Not yet the sweet-pea blossoms, Not yet the flaky roses, Red or white as snow; I like the chaliced lilies, The heavy Eastern lilies, The gorgeous tiger-lilies, That in our garden grow.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes , Source: Tiger Lilies (st. 1)

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Cytherea, How bravely thou becom'st thy bed, fresh lily, And whiter than the sheets!

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Cymbeline (Iachimo at II, ii)

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"Thou wert not, Solomon! in all thy glory Array'd," the lilies cry, "in robes like ours; How vain your grandeur! Ah, how transitory Are human flowers!"

Horace (Horatio) Smith Quotes , Source: Hymn to the Flowers (st. 10)

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But who will watch my lilies, When their blossoms open white? By day the sun shall be sentry, And the moon and the stars by night!

Bayard Taylor Quotes , Source: The Poets' Journal--The Garden of Roses (st. 14)

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Yet in that bulb, those sapless scales, The lily wraps her silver vest, Till vernal suns and vernal gales Shall kiss once more her fragrant breast.

Mrs. Mary Tighe Quotes , Source: The Lily

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