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


  • Chrysanthemums from gilded argosy
  • Unload their gaudy scentless merchandise.
  • Oscar Wilde.

  • Fair gift of Friendship! and her ever bright
  • And faultless image! welcome now thou art,
  • In thy pure loveliness—thy robes of white,
  • Speaking a moral to the feeling heart;
  • Unscattered by heats—by wintry blasts unmoved—
  • Thy strength thus tested—and thy charms improved.
  • Anna Peyre Dinnies.