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


  • The buttercups, bright-eyed and bold,
  • Held up their chalices of gold
  • To catch the sunshine and the dew.
  • Julia C. R. Dorr.

  • The buttercups across the field
  • Made sunshine rifts of splendor.
  • D. M. Mulock.

  • All will be gay when noontide wakes anew
  • The buttercups, the little children’s dower.
  • Robert Browning.

  • When, buttercups are blossoming,
  • The poets sang, ’tis best to wed:
  • So all for love we paired in spring—
  • Blanche and I—ere youth had sped.
  • E. C. Stedman.

  • And O the buttercups! that field
  • O’ the cloth of gold, where pennons swam—
  • Where France set up his lilied shield,
  • His oriflamb,
  • And Henry’s lion-standard rolled:
  • What was it to their matchless sheen,
  • Their million million drops of gold
  • Among the green!
  • Jean Ingelow.