The streams, rejoiced that winter's work is done, Talk of to-morrow's cowslips as they run.
Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies, The tufted crow-toe, and pale gessamine, The white pink, and the pansy freaked with jet, The glowing violet, The musk-rose, and the well attir'd woodbine, With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head, And every flower that sad embroidery wears: Bid amaranthus all his beauty shed, And daffadillies fill their cups with tears, To strew the laureate hearse where Lycid lies.john milton
No life is so charming as a country one in England, and no flowers are sweeter or more lovely than the primroses, cowslips, bluebells, and violets that grow in abundance all around me here.
Why does the rose her grateful fragrance yield, And yellow cowslips paint the smiling field?john gay
The cowslips tall her pensioners be; In their gold coats spots you see: Those be rubies, fairy favours; In those freckles live their savours.william shakespeare
Yet soon fair Spring shall give another scene. And yellow cowslips gild the level green.
And wild-scatter'd cowslips bedeck the green dale.Robert Burns
Through tall cowslips nodding near you, Just to touch you as you pass.
And ye talk together still, In the language wherewith Spring Letters cowslips on the hill.Alfred Tennyson
Throw hither all your quaint enamell'd eyes That on the green turf suck the honied showers, And purple all the ground with vernal flowers. Bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies, The tufted crow-toe, and pale jessamine, The white pink, and the pansy freakt with jet, The glowing violet, The musk-rose, and the well-attir'd woodbine, With cowslips wan that hang the pensive head, And every flower that sad embroidery wears.john milton