The Flower-garden: Or, Breck's Book of Flowers; in which are Described All the Various Hardy Herbaceous Perennials, Annuals, Shrubby Plants, and Evergreen Trees, Desirable for Ornamental Purposes, with Directions for Their Cultivation

J. P. Jewett, 1851 - 336 páginas

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Página 272 - Each flower of slender stalk, whose head, though gay Carnation, purple, azure, or specked with gold, Hung drooping unsustained; them she upstays Gently with myrtle band, mindless the while Herself, though fairest unsupported flower, From her best prop so far, and storm so nigh.
Página 273 - The rose looks fair, but fairer we it deem For that sweet odour which doth in it live. The canker-blooms have full as deep a dye As the perfumed tincture of the roses, Hang on such thorns, and play as wantonly When summer's breath their masked buds discloses: But, for their virtue only is their show, They live unwoo'd and unrespected fade; Die to themselves.
Página 44 - Along these blushing borders bright with dew, And in yon mingled wilderness of flowers, Fair-handed Spring unbosoms every grace — Throws out the snow-drop and the crocus first...
Página 13 - ... what shall we eat, and what shall we drink, and wherewithal shall we be clothed?
Página 17 - And the sinuous paths of lawn and of moss, Which led through the garden along and across, Some open at once to the sun and the breeze, Some lost among bowers of blossoming trees, Were all paved with daisies and delicate bells As fair as the fabulous asphodels, And flowerets which drooping as day drooped too Fell into pavilions, white, purple, and blue, To roof the glow-worm from the evening dew.
Página 75 - And full ranunculus, of glowing red. Then comes the tulip race, where Beauty plays Her idle freaks; from family diffused To family, as flies the father-dust, The varied colours run ; and while they break On the charmed eye, th' exulting florist marks, With secret pride, the wonders of his hand.
Página 271 - That joyous time, when pleasures pour Profusely round, and in their shower Hearts open, like the season's rose, — The flow'ret of a hundred leaves, Expanding while the dew-fall flows, And every leaf its balm receives...
Página 274 - tis granted thee." " Then," said the rose, with deepened glow, "On me another grace bestow." The spirit paused, in silent thought, — What grace was there that flower had not...
Página 272 - Their tendance, or plantation for delight; By fountain or by shady rivulet He sought them both, but wished his hap might find Eve separate; he wished, but not with hope Of what so seldom chanced; when to his wish, Beyond his hope, Eve separate he spies, Veiled in a cloud of fragrance, where she stood, Half spied, so thick the roses blushing round About her glowed...
Página 274 - To bathe young buds in dews from heaven ; Awaking from his light repose, The angel whispered to the Rose : ' O fondest object of my care, Still fairest found where all are fair, For the sweet shade thou 'st given to me, Ask what thou wilt, ?t is granted thee.} ' Then,' said the Rose, with deepened glow,

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