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


  • Bid amaranthus all his beauty shed,
  • And daffodillies fill their cups with tears,
  • To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.
  • Milton.

  • Nosegays! leave them for the waking,
  • Throw them earthward where they grew
  • Dim are such, beside the breaking
  • Amaranths he looks unto.
  • Folded eyes see brighter colors than the open ever do.
  • E. B. Browning.

  • Amaranths such as crown the maids
  • That wander through Zamara’s shades.
  • Moore.

  • Immortal amaranth, a flower which once
  • In Paradise, fast by the Tree of Life,
  • Began to bloom, but soon for Man’s offence,
  • To heav’n remov’d, where first it grew, there grows,
  • And flow’rs aloft shading the fount of life.
  • Milton.