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


  • Anemone, so well
  • Named of the wind, to which thou art all free.
  • George MacDonald.

  • From the soft wing of vernal breezes shed,
  • Anemones, auriculas, enriched
  • With shining meal o’er all their velvet leaves.
  • Thomson.

  • Anemones and seas of gold,
  • And new-blown lilies of the river,
  • And those sweet flow’rets that unfold
  • Their buds on Camadera’s quiver.
  • Moore.

  • Thy subtle charm is strangely given,
  • My fancy will not let thee be—
  • Then poise not thus ’twixt earth and heaven,
  • O white anemone!
  • Elaine Goodale.

  • Within the woods,
  • Whose young and half transparent leaves scarce cast
  • A shade, gray circles of anemones
  • Danced on their stalks.
  • Bryant.