Gleadall, Eliza Eve / The beauties of flora : with botanic and poetic illustrations, being a selection of flowers drawn from nature arranged emblematically : with directions for colouring them
Flowers, pp. [v]-viii ff.
FLOWERS. I do love Flowers ! They are the very Poetry of Nature: we read on their glowing leaves every sympathy of the human heart. The natives of the sunny east have been their interpreters, and a more beautiful language never owned translation ! How delightful the tales which the modest Violet and the tintless Lily tell to the soul! Where is the heart so dead as not to read volumes of feeling in the bell of the Spring Crocus, and on the more beautiful bosom of the Summer Rose ? There is something holy in the love shed upon these tinted children of Nature, these little silent portraitures of Heaven: we may scorn the tear which weeps the loss of a gemmed bandeau, or a diamond tiara, for they are but the types of vanity, but a fallen Rose and a trodden Violet are holy in their orivin. Dure in their existence. sweet amid the.ir nrin. Dnp.q nnt hepn~vn lpnd ;tQ qinnhpnm and its te cherishes young un pre-emine Flowers,- with inwi fancy, do and her ý the chaple
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