Flowers From Foreign Lands; Their History And Botany, With Concise Descriptions Of Their Native…

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byRobert Tyas

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853. Excerpt: ... COMMELINA. This is a very pretty genus of plants, containing species brought from various parts of the world, as America, Cape of Good Hope, Bengal, Virginia, Mexico, and Caraccas. The flowers are for the most part blue; those of the plant in our group are skyblue, whence the flower has been called C. ccelestis, or Sky-blue Commeline. Miss Twamley has very sweetly and fancifully accounted for its azure hue in relating the supposed proceedings of the Flower Fairy, who is described as assuring the flowers that not one of them could approach in their beauty the matchless tints of "Fairy-land's radiant heaven." Hearing this--"One sly little bud resolved to see What the tint of this elfin heaven might be; And when the fay Spread her gossamer wings, to fly away For a transient glimpse of her home so bright, There clung to her foot a seedling light Of the Commeline-flower; and up they go, (While marvelled the fairy what pinched her so,) Aloft, aloft! On pinions soft, The fairy flew onward with strengthening speed, And taking heed To be mute and still, and watchful, too, Went on the adventurous Commeline-seed. And when once there, clear, and bright, and high Rose the dazzling canopied fairy sky, 3So longer wondered young Commeline That the azure of earth as dim was seen By their gentle and guardian elfin queen; For the irises deep, and convolvuli fair, And each blue-bell, though brilliant, and sweet, and rare, Aye, even the famed forget-me-not, Were dim 'neath the sky of that fairy spot. But the Commeline seedling resolved to show, Among earthly flowers, that radiant glow, And eagerly gazed unwearied up, To catch a ray in her tiny cup, That when on her young stem flow'rets grew, They might robe them in ell-land's purest blue. When the fairy returned to the flower...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853. Excerpt: ... COMMELINA. This is a very pretty genus of plants, containing species brought from various parts of the world, as America, Cape...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021747635X

ISBN - 13:9780217476355

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