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 large blue Periwinkle, The pleasures of memory, pp. Plate 2-4 ff.
4 THE BEAUTIES OF FLORA. The warder on the bastion's brow; The peasant at his peaceful plough; The simple serf; the lettered sage; Soul-glowing youth, and chastened age ;- The loftiest and the lowliest birth ;- The pomp and poverty of earth ! Thy soul-born greatness can deride, Illustrious bard, all paltry pride, And midst thy fellows thou might'st pass As not apart, but of the mass. Yet who hath won a fame like thee, Throughout the world, by land or sea? With it Time's empire is allied, And the world rings from side to side: 'Tis fame, the loftiest and the best That ever mortal genius blest: 'Tis pure-that fame owes not a jot From pandering to unworthy thought; It ne'er awakened virtue's sigh; Nor tlush'd the cheek of modesty: 'Tis bloodless-from another's woe Thy laurels were not trained to grow. Brother of Homer, and of him, By Avon's shore 'mid twilight dim, Who dream'd immortal dreams, and took From Nature's hand the pictured book, Time hath not seen, and may not see, Till ends his reign, a third like thee." A. INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLOURING.-After the effect of light and shade is well I mentioned in the preceding definition, give the flowers a light wash of crimson lake it towards the centre, so as to leave it white, and using the same precaution, proce The darker parts are strengthened with a mixture of these colours, and the wh4 Newman's constant white is used in forming the mouth of the corolla and the " finished with Chrome yellow, No. 1. The leaves are naturally opaque, and will b in body colours, viz. indigo and king's yellow; the darker parts comprise more of by a brighter shade; the shining appearance is given by applying gum water leaves, calyces, and stalks, use Prussian blue and gamboge; the under parts of shaded with grey and worked with this green. p
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