Ye Narcissus Or Daffodyl Flowere, Containing Hys Historie and Culture, & C: With a Compleat Liste of All the Species and Varieties Known to Englyshe Amateurs ... (Google eBook)

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Simmons & Botten, printers, 1884 - Daffodils - 48 pages
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Page 29 - 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.
Page 29 - 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. 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...
Page 29 - A THING of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Page 28 - When daffodils begin to peer, With heigh ! the doxy over the dale, Why then comes in the sweet o' the year ; For the red blood reigns in the winter's pale. The white sheet bleaching on the hedge, With...
Page 28 - And, having pray'd together, we Will go with you along ! We have short time to stay, as you ; We have as short a spring, As quick a growth to meet decay, As you, or any thing : We die, As your hours do ; and dry Away Like to the summer's rain, Or as the pearls of morning dew, Ne'er to be found again.
Page 28 - FAIR daffodils, we weep to see You haste away so soon ; As yet the early-rising sun Has not attained his noon : Stay, stay, Until the hastening day Has run But to the even-song ; And having prayed together, we Will go with you along ! We have short time to stay as you ; We have as short a spring ; As quick a growth to meet decay, As you or anything : We die, As your hours do ; and dry Away Like to the summer's rain, Or as the pearls of morning dew, Ne'er to be found again.
Page 29 - Made for our searching: yes, in spite of all, Some shape of beauty moves away the pall From our dark spirits. Such the sun, the moon, Trees old and young, sprouting a shady boon For simple sheep; and such are daffodils, With the green world they live in...
Page 11 - Sharon is, in all probability, the large, single yellow Narcissus — a flower common in Palestine, and one that has always been highly esteemed in the East ' He who has two cakes of bread,' Mahomed is reported to have said, ' let him sell one of them for some flowers of the Narcissus ; for bread is the food of the body, but narcissus is the food of the soul.
Page 33 - A LOVER'S DIARY. Fcap. Svo. 5j. A volume of poems. Parkes (AK). SMALL LESSONS ON GREAT TRUTHS. Fcap. Svo. is. 6d. Parkinson (John). PARADISI IN SOLE PARADISUS TERRESTRIS, OR A GARDEN OF ALL SORTS OF PLEASANT FLOWERS.
Page 26 - N. poeticus or angusfifolius being intermediate, with generally a red edge to the cup. Seeds I have sown from plants not artificially impregnated produce the same result, some showing the Daffodil and others the N. angustifolius type. The orange tints on some of these crosses vary in different seasons. On many the cup will one year be orange-tinted and the next plain yellow. " The Daffodils crossed by N. Tazetta produce plants intermediate between the two in general, but sometimes the cup is not...

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