Auspicious Hope! in thy sweet garden grow Wreaths for each toil, a charm for every woe.
And on that grave where English oak and holly And laurel wreaths entwine, Deem it not all a too presumptuous folly, This spray of Western pine!
And now, when I have summed up all my store, Thinking (so I myself deceive) So rich a chaplet thence to weave As never yet the King of Glory wore, Alas! I find the serpent old, That, twining in his speckled breast, About the flowers disguised does fold With wreaths of fame and interest.Andrew Marvell
A rose to the living is more Than sumptuous wreaths to the dead.nixon waterman
How the Doctor's brow should smile, crown'd with wreaths of camomile.thomas moore
At last the Muses rose, * * * And scattered, * * * as they flew, Their blooming wreaths from fair Valclusa's bowers To Arno's myrtle border.mark akenside
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