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" THE DANDELION. DEAR common flower, that grow'st beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold, First pledge of blithesome May, Which children pluck, and, full of pride, uphold, High-hearted buccaneers, o'erjoyed that they An Eldorado in the... "
The North American Review - Page 442
edited by - 1848
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Poets of America

Edmund Clarence Stedman - 1885 - 542 pages
...ranks with the selectest of Wordsworth and Keats, to whom imaginative diction came intuitively, — " Dear common flower, that grow'st beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold," and both thought and language are felicitous throughout : — " Thou art my tropics and mine Italy...
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Crown Jewels: Or Gems of Literature, Art and Music ; Being Choice Selections ...

Henry Davenport Northrop - 1888 - 712 pages
...though the worldling, scorning, may deride :I love ye all ! ROBERT NICOLL. with TO THE DANDELION. EAR common flower, that grow'st beside the way, Fringing...with harmless gold, First pledge of blithesome May, My childhood's earlie • thoughts are linked thee; The sight of thee calls back the robin's song Who,...
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Arbor Day Manual: An Aid in Preparing Programs for Arbor Day Exercises ...

Charles Rufus Skinner - 1890 - 456 pages
...being crowned With a golden dream. Sixth Pupil. THE DANDELIOX. I am the common Dandelion, that grow'th, beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless...Which children pluck, and, full of pride, uphold, High-hciirted buccaneers, o'er joyed that they An Kldorado in the grass have found. Which not the rich...
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Poetical Works

James Russell Lowell - 1890 - 452 pages
...duty man with listless spirit stands, Erelong the Great Avenger takes the work from out his hands. TO THE DANDELION. DEAR common flower, that grow'st...beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless First pledge of blithesome May, Which children pluck, and, full of pride uphold, High-hearted buccaneers,...
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The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - 1890 - 562 pages
...duty man with listless spirit stands, Erelong the Great Avenger takes the work from out his hands. TO THE DANDELION. DEAR common flower, that grow'st...beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless First pledge of blithesome May, Which children plnck, and, full of pride gold, uphold, High-hearted...
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The Household Book of Poetry

Charles Anderson Dana - 1890 - 978 pages
...From life, you then are prized; thus prized are poets too. WALTER SAVAGE LANDOB. ┐otl]i- Dunţtdicm. DEAR common flower, that grow'st beside the way. Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold I First pledge of blithesome May, Which children pluck, and, full of pride, uphold — High-hearted...
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Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Volume 6

Modern Language Association of America - 1891
...the dandelion, to find how much the artist can make out of so common a thing ? He speaks of it as " Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold, First...not the rich earth's ample round May match in wealth " Can you fathom the depth of that expression, " harmless gold " ? How abundant is this " harmless...
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Appalachia, Volume 6

1892 - 430 pages
...anything artificial and " put on " as buttercups are. Can any one doubt his sincerity when he says of the dandelion, — " Dear common flower, that grow'st...the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold, thou art more dear to me Than all the prouder summer-blooms may be. My childhood's earliest thoughts...
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Pepacton

John Burroughs - 1892 - 272 pages
...dandelion. The last, I think, is the most pleaslug of. these poems : — u Dear common flower, that growest beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold, First pledge of blithesome Jlay." Ta3 dandelion is indeed, in our latitude, the pledge of May. It comes when the grass is short,...
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The Wild Flowers of Early Spring: A Study of One Hundred Flowers Growing in ...

Harriet Louise Keeler - 1894 - 86 pages
...heads. The heads solitary on hollow milky scapes. The flowers seated together upon a soft fleshy disk. Dear common flower, that grow'st beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold!— Lowell. The common dandelion belongs to the great family of Compositse, which is distinguished by having...
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