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,
To a White Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemums from gilded argosy
Unload their gaudy senseless merchandise.
– Oscar Wilde (Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde),
Humanitad (st. 11)