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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Flowers
 
Sweet letters of the angel tongue,
  I’ve loved ye long and well,
And never have failed in your fragrance sweet
  To find some secret spell,
A charm that has bound me with witching power,
  For mine is the old belief,
That midst your sweets and midst your bloom,
  There’s a soul in every leaf.
        Maturin M. Ballou.—Flowers.
  1
There was never mystery
But ’tis figured in the flowers.
        Emerson.—The Apology.
  2
The Amen! of Nature is always a flower.
        Holmes.—The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, Chap. X.
  3
Leaves are the Greek, flowers the Italian phase of the spirit of beauty that reveals itself through the flora of the globe.
        Thomas Starr King.—The White Hills: The Androscoggin Valley.
  4
In Eastern lands they talk in flowers,
  And they tell in a garland their loves and cares:
Each blossom that blooms in their garden bowers
  On its leaves a mystic language bears.
        Percival.—Language of the Flowers.
  5
These children of the meadows, born
  Of sunshine and of showers!
        Whittier.—Flowers in Winter.
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