“And leaves of that shy plant…”

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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.

 

      William Wordsworth, The Excursion (1814)

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