Lily-of-the-Valley

The lily of the vale, of flowers the queen,
Puts on the robe she neither sew'd nor spun.

Lily-of-the-Valley (Convallaria Majalis) is a poisonous woodland flowering plant native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia and Europe.

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  • And in his left he held a basket full
    Of all sweet herbs that searching eye could cull
    Wild thyme, and valley-lilies whiter still
    Than Leda's love, and cresses from the rill.
  • Where scattered wild the Lily of the Vale
    Its balmy essence breathes.
  • And leaves of that shy plant,
    (Her flowers were shed) the lily of the vale,
    That loves the ground, and from the sun withholds
    Her pensive beauty; from the breeze her sweets.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical QuotationsEdit

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 458.
  • The lily of the vale, of flowers the queen,
    Puts on the robe she neither sew'd nor spun.
  • White bud! that in meek beauty dost lean
    Thy cloistered cheek as pale as moonlight snow,
    Thou seem'st, beneath thy huge, high leaf of green,
    An Eremite beneath his mountain's brow.
  • And the Naiad-like lily of the vale,
    Whom youth makes so fair and passion so pale,
    That the light of its tremulous bells is seen,
    Through their pavilions of tender green.

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