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 Helen Geranium, Preference; The Garden Wallflower, Fidelity in misfortune, pp. Plate 6-12 ff.
wTU UPAITTIES OF FLORA. 12 1 11l. -.wj. .. . . FIDELITY IN MISFORTUNE. Cheiradthus cheiri. The Gard NITural Order. Class CRUCIFER.. TETRADYNA CHJEIRANTHUS is from the Arabic kheyry, the name of a plant with red swei Wallflower is chosen the symbol of Fidelity in Misfortune on account of its g] and enlivening the ruins which time and neglect have made. " It hides the times on the castle walls; fills the space of the wanted stone in the mouldering garland on the crumbling monument, where grateful memory no longer lingers.' For this, obedient zephyrs bear Her light seeds round yon turret's mould; And undispers'd by tempest there, They rise in vegetable gold." LAWGHORNS. The Wallflower only shall be mine; Its simple faith is dear to me ; To roofless tower and prostrate shrine It clings with patient constancy. And prodigal of love, blooms on, Though all unseen its beauties die, And, though for desert gales alone, Breathes fragrance rich as Araby. " Oh, there appears a generous scorn Of all requital in its choice! The thousand flowers that earth adorn, In earth's exuberant stores rejoice. It only asks the freshening dew, Imparting all where naught is given- Raised above earth, as if it drew Its only nutriment from heaven." C. H. TowNSEND. INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLOURING.-The corollas of the Helen Geranium ink and crimson lake; the Wallflower and leaves with the grey as usual. Lake former, to which in giving the veins and splash of colour in the darker petals add ( formed of white and finished with mineral orange. The brighter parts of the I a wash of Indian yellow alone. Carmine is added for the darker. Gamb comprise the green for both. Venetian red will give the red teint on the veins.
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