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1.-THE FLOWER DIAL; showing the Time of Opening
and Closing of various Flowers
V.-VOCABULARY OF FLOWERS. Part I. With a Com
plete Collection Quotations from the English
VI.-VOCABULARY OF FLOWERS. Part II...
The Flower DIAL.
Showing the Time of Opening and Closing of various
Look at the fate of summer flowers,
Is not so long !-WORDSWORTH.
3 5 ....Goat's Beard
..Naked-stalked Poppy 5
..Copper-coloured Day Lily 5
.Smooth Sowthistle.... 5
.Blue-flower Sowthistle .........
.Spotted Cat's Ear
.White Water Lily 7
Garden Lettuce 7
African Marigold 8
..Mouse-ear Hawkweed 8
......... Proliferous Pink. 9 .........Field Marigold
..Purple Sandwort 9 10 .........Creeping Mallow 9
FLOWERS AND THEIR TEACHINGS.
There's odour in the very name
Which to the thoughtful brain,
Like April's pleasant rain.
Uplifts its blushing cheek,
Departing while we speak.
S we turn over the leaves of the great book of nature, and examine the bright-hued, gracefully-formed, and
perfume-haunted characters inscribed thereon ; when we muse upon the beautiful and holy thoughts, the refined fancies, and the tender and pleasant memories associated therewith ; we cannot fail to acknowledge gratefully the wisdom and goodness of Him who has scattered them so plentifully over the face of the earth, for man's pleasure and instruction.
Well and truly has it been said that "stars are the flowers of heaven," even as “flowers are the stars of earth ;” and when those beautiful adorners of our terrestrial and transitory abidingplace are all withered and dead, then, as though to compensate for their loss, and to lift our hearts to the contemplation of higher and holier things than can be met with here, do the number and radiance seem to increase of those shining forms that sprinkle the expanse of that celestial realm where we are taught to look for our everlasting habitation.
It was only natural, that from an early period, and throughout all lands, flowers should have been chosen as emblems of thoughts and sentiments, and invested with a language of their
Round many a flower beautiful thoughts cluster, and even He who was Lord of all, did not disdain, in the lessons He taught, to use as illustrations of great truths, the Lilies that toil