C.N. Douglas, comp. Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical. 1917.


  • With a bee in every bell,
  • Almond bloom, we greet thee well.
  • Edwin Arnold.

  • Blossom of the almond trees,
  • April’s gift to April’s bees.
  • Edwin Arnold.

  • White as the blossoms which the almond tree,
  • Above its bald and leafless branches bears.
  • Margaret J. Preston.

  • Like to an almond tree ymounted hye
  • On top of greene Selinis all alone,
  • With blossoms brave bedecked daintily;
  • Whose tender locks do tremble every one,
  • At everie little breath, that under heaven is blowne.
  • Spenser.

  • Almond blossom, sent to teach us
  • That the spring days soon will reach us.
  • Edwin Arnold.