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WATER LILIES
[ Also see Flowers Plants ]

What loved little islands, twice seen in their lakes,
  Can the wild water-lily restore.
      - Thomas Campbell, Field Flowers

The slender water-lily
  Peeps dreamingly out of the lake;
    The moon, oppress'd with love's sorrow,
      Looks tenderly down for her sake.
      - Heinrich Heine, Book of Songs--New Spring
         (no. 15, st. 1)

Those virgin lilies, all the night
  Bathing their beauties in the lake,
    That they may rise more fresh and bright,
      When their beloved sun's awake.
      - Thomas Moore,
        Lalla Rookh--Paradise and the Peri

Broad water-lilies lay tremulously,
  And starry river-buds glimmered by,
    And around them the soft stream did glide and dance
      With a motion of sweet sound and radiance.
      - Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Sensitive Plant
         (pt. I)

The water-lily starts and slides
  Upon the level in little puffs of wind,
    Tho' anchor'd to the bottom.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson, The Princess
         (IV, l. 236)

Now folds the lily all her sweetness up,
  And slips into the bosom of the lake;
    So fold thyself, my dearest, thou, and slip
      Into my bosom, and be lost in me.
      - Lord Alfred Tennyson, The Princess
         (VII, l. 171)

Swan flocks of lilies shoreward lying,
  In sweetness, not in music, dying.
      - John Greenleaf Whittier,
        The Maids of Attitash

Rapaciously we gathered flowery spoils
  From land and water; lilies of each hue,--
    Golden and white, that float upon the waves,
      And court the wind.
      - William Wordsworth, The Excursion
         (bk. IX, l. 540)


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