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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Glowworm
 
Till glowworms light owl-watchmen’s flight
Through our green metropolis.
        William Allingham—Greenwood Tree.
  1
My star, God’s glowworm.
        Robert Browning—Popularity.
  2
Tasteful illumination of the night,
Bright scattered, twinkling star of spangled earth.
        John Clare—To the Glowworm.
  3
While many a glowworm in the shade
Lights up her love torch.
        Coleridge—The Nightingale.
  4
Glow-worms on the ground are moving,
As if in the torch-dance circling.
        Heine—Book of Songs. Donna Clara. St. 17.
  5
Ye living lamps, by whose dear light
  The nightingale does sit so late;
And studying all the summer night,
  Her matchless songs does meditate.
        Marvell—The Mower to the Glow-worm.
  6
Ye country comets, that portend
  No war nor princes’ funeral
Shining unto no other end
  Than to presage the grass’s fall.
        Marvell—The Mower to the Glow-worm.
  7
  Here’s a health to the glow-worm, Death’s sober lamplighter.
        Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton)—Au Café. XXXIX.
  8
When evening closes Nature’s eye,
  The glow-worm lights her little spark
To captivate her favorite fly
  And tempt the rover through the dark.
        Montgomery—The Glow-worm.
  9
The glow-worm shows the matin to be near,
And ’gins to pale his uneffectual fire.
        Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 5. L. 89.
  10
Like a glowworm golden, in a dell of dew,
Scattering unbeholden its aërial blue
Among the flowers and grass which screen it from the view.
        Shelley—To a Skylark.
  11
Among the crooked lanes, on every hedge,
The glow-worm lights his gem; and through the dark,
A moving radiance twinkles.
        Thomson—The Seasons. Summer. L. 1,682.
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