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of its cold beauty: it the image of a coquet, who, destitute of the qualities of the mind and heart, strives to please solely by the arts
of dress. YOU ARE MY DIVINITY, American Cowslip. The
elegant and single stalk of this plant rises from the centre of a tuft of broad leaves that lie flat on the ground. In April, it is crowned with twelve pretty pink flowers reversed. Linneus has given to it the name of Dodecatheon, which signifies twelve divinities. It is, perhaps, rather a pompous name for so modest a flower; but on that point botanists, and especially lovers, are not very parti
cular. YOU ARE PERFECT, Pineapple. The Pineapple,
surrounded with its handsome leaves, and surmounted by a crown, which is employed for its propagation, has the appearance of being sculptured in pale gold. It is so beautiful that it seems to be made only to delight the eye; so delicious, that it combines the varied flavours of all our best fruits; and so fragrant, that it would deserve to be cultivated solely for the sake of its perfume.
YOU ARE RADIANT WITH CHARMS, Ranunculus.
Early in spring, the dazzling Ranunculus adorns our gardens with its brilliant flowers, glowing with a thousand colours, resplendent with a thousand charms. Scarcely any plant rewards the cultivator with such a striking
diversity of tints, or affords so rich a view. YOUR CHARMS ARE ENGRAVEN ON MY HEART,
Spindle-tree. This shrub is thus named, because its wood is used for making spindles. Crayons also are prepared from it. It is in request with sculptors and turners. If its wood is valuable to artists, the shrub which furnishes it ought to be esteemed by the farmer: the hedges formed with it appear in autumn loaded with red berries that produce
a very pretty effect. YOUR LOOKS Preeze me, Ice plant. The leaves YOUR Presence Revives me, Rosemary. Hun.
of this singular plant are covered with transparent vesicles full of water. When the plant is in the shade, it looks as if covered with dew; when in the sunshine, it seems to be powdered with frozen crystals, that give it a brilliant appearance,
and hence it derives its
gary water is made with Rosemary: it refreshes the spirits and dispels dizziness and
fainting. YOUR QUALITIES SURPASS YOUR CHARMS, Mig
nonette. Page 150. Youth, White Lilac. From the purity of colour
and the short duration of its beautiful clusters of blossom, White Lilac is the emblem of youth, of that fleeting and inestimable blessing, which all the treasures of the world cannot redeem.
DICTIONARY OF FLOWERS,
THEIR EMBLEMATIC SIGNIFICATIONS.
Rose, Acanthus, Achillea millefolia, Adonis, Flos, Agrimony, Almond-tree, Aloe, Amaranth, Amaryllis, Anemone,
field, Angelica, Angrec,
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Apple blossom, Ash-tree, Asphodel,
to the Grave.
Balm of Gilead, -, gentle, Balsam, Barberry, Basil, Beech, Bilberry, Bladder-nut, Borage, -Box-tree, Bramble, Broom,
Cure. Joking. Impatience. Sourness of Temper. Hate. Prosperity. Treachery. Frivolous Amusement. Bluntness, Stoicism. Envy. Humility. Ardour. Calm Repose. Falsehood. Indiscretion. Touch me not. Ingratitude.
Buck-bean, Bugloss, Bulrush, Burdock, Buttercup,