Stars Of The Earth, Or, Wild Flowers Of The Months

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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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. 1868. Excerpt: ... XII. DECEMBER. 'There's not a blossom on the hill, There's not a leaf upon the tree: The summer bird hath left its bough, Bright child of sunshine, singing now In spicy lands beyond the sea. The drooping year is in the wane, No longer floats the thistle down; The crimson heath is wan and sere, The sedge hangs withering by the mere, And the broad fern is rent and brown.' EC EMBER, the last month of the year--'cold December, barrenness everywhere,'--has now arrived; and with regret, my dear young friends, I come for our last gossip, our last ramble together. The blustering winds have swept the withered leaves, and stripped the forest bare; the distant hills have already donned their snowy caps; the streams are bound with ice; the dews turned to hoar frosts; the rook has returned to the nest tree; the lesser birds are silent, and shivering in the leafless woods; and 'There's not a flower upon the lea; The frost is on the pane.' Yet we may still gather a bouquet of berries bright, from the transparent pearls of the mistletoe, to the dark purple fruit of the thorny burnet-rose, which will almost equal in beauty our summer nosegays of flowers. Let us away this wintry morning, out into the clear, frosty air! A light shower of snow has fallen; the feathery flakes, wheeling down from heaven, have covered the landscape with a thin carpet of dazzling whiteness, and have shrouded the forest branches with a sparkling fret-work of spotless purity; and oh! how exquisite is now the graceful mountain ash, with its rich clusters of bright coral berries peeping from amid the white drapery! 'In pearls and rubies rich the hawthorns show, While through the ice the crimson berries glow.' The eglantine boasts that even in winter she has beauty: 'Though of both leaf and flower be...

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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. 1868. Excerpt: ... XII. DECEMBER. 'There's not a blossom on the hill, There's not a leaf upon the tree: The summer bird hath left its bough, Brig...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021705935X

ISBN - 13:9780217059350

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