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
The Cock's Comb Coral Tree, Singularity; The single white flowered Camellia or Japan Rose, Beauty is your only attraction, pp. Plate 5-10 ff.
THE BEAUTIES OF FLORi 10 " Say, what impels me, pure and spotless flower, To view thee with a secret sympathy? Is there some living spirit shrined in thee ? That as thou bloom'st within thy humble bower, Endows thee with some strange mysterious power, Waking high thought ?-As there perchance mi, Some angel form of truth and purity, Whose hallowed presence shared my lonely hour? Yes, lovely flower, 'tis not thy virgin glow, Thy petals whiter than descending snow ; 'Tis the soft image of some beaming mind, By grace adorned, by elegance refined, That o'er my heart thus holds its silent sway." For a detailed history of the Camellias, with an account of their most splendid figures of the different varieties, see MR. SAMUE] Camellias. INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLOURING.-The corollas have a fleshy appe and with the exception of the under corolla and carina, they have pre, carmine is then added, the shades are strengthened with a greater prop worked; the buds and leaves from their situation and nature demand a Carmine and Indian yellow will give the teint of the upper calyces an ones. The green is a compound of gamboge and Prussian blue; carmi The shades of the white Camellia must be delicately and cautious colours mentioned under the Cyclamen, and the centre lightly worked are formed with Newman's constant white and Chrome yellow; the ant] depth of shade is required to give the character of the leaves ; Ind comprise the green; the darker parts of which are softened by a bri when quite finished and perfectly dry, gum-water of a tolerable consist(
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