The favorites of the flower garden (Google eBook)

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Page 47 - Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the Milky Way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay : Ten thousand saw I, at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance. The waves beside them danced, but they Outdid the sparkling waves in glee ; A poet could not but be gay In such a jocund company; I gazed — and gazed — but little thought What wealth the show to me had brought. For oft, when on my couch I lie, In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that...
Page 127 - The eternal regions : lowly reverent Towards either throne they bow, and to the ground With solemn adoration down they cast Their crowns inwove with amarant and gold ; Immortal amarant, a flower which once In Paradise, fast by the tree of life, Began to bloom...
Page 4 - Thus there are two books from whence I collect my divinity ; besides that written one of God, another of His servant nature, that universal and public manuscript, that lies expansed unto the eyes of all...
Page 46 - I wandered lonely as a cloud" I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o'er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way, They stretched in never-ending line Along the margin of a bay: Ten thousand saw I at a glance, Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.
Page 131 - In every walk ! — that here may shoot Thy scions, and thy buds expand, A hundred from one root Thrice welcome, little English flower ! To me the pledge of hope unseen ; When sorrow would my soul o'erpower For joys that were, or might have been, I'll call to mind, how, fresh and green, I saw thee waking from the dust ; Then turn to heaven with brow serene. And place in God my trust.
Page 60 - As this plant blossoms late in the year, and probably would not have time to ripen its seeds before the access of winter, which would destroy them, Providence has contrived its structure such, that this important office may be performed at a depth in the earth out of reach of the usual effects of frost...
Page 27 - Observe the rising lily's snowy grace. Observe the various vegetable race ; They neither toil nor spin, but careless grow ; Yet see how warm they blush, how bright they glow. What regal vestments can with them compare, "What King so shining, or what Queen so fair?
Page 182 - Here are sweet peas, on tip-toe for a flight : With wings of gentle flush o'er delicate white, And taper fingers catching at all things, To bind them all about with tiny rings.
Page 139 - twere, with tears, till he returns ; And how she veils her flowers when he is gone, As if she scorned to be looked on By an inferior eye...
Page 135 - But one the lofty follower of the sun, Sad when he sets, shuts up her yellow leaves, Drooping all night; and, when he warm returns, Points her enamour'd bosom to his ray.

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