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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Flower
 
All flowers are not for nosegays.  1
All flowers are not in one garland.  2
As welcome as flowers in May.  3
Every flower has its perfume.  Turkish.  4
Fair flowers do not remain long by the wayside.  German.  5
Flowers are the pledges of fruit.  Danish.  6
Flowers are the poetry of earth, as stars are the poetry of heaven.  7
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.  Gray.
  8
It is a bad soil where no flowers will grow.  9
It is not every flower that smells sweet.  Italian.  10
Nobody is fond of fading flowers.  11
Not all flowers are fit for nosegays.  German.  12
One flower does not make a summer.  Turkish.  13
One flower makes no garland.  14
Painted flowers have no scent.  French, Dutch.  15
’Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.  Wordsworth.
  16
 
 
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