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Page 192 - Ruskin calls it the flower of chivalry, "with a sword for its leaf and a lily for its heart." In the early gardens of America, its place was acknowledged. From year to year it lived, repeating its story to succeeding generations. To-day the old flower-de-luce has been reenforced by relatives from distant parts of the earth, and is seen in so many forms of various characteristics that it is possible to have a garden entirely of irises and yet to feel no sense of tameness. Such a garden is the one...