The Simple Flower; And Other Tales

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byCharlotte Elizabeth

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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. 1847. Excerpt: ... "I never loved it so well," said Emma, trying to hide her tears, "as since it cheered your painful hours, mamma." "I cannot help preferring Hyacinths, and other bulbous roots," remarked Mary. "Why, my dear?" "Because they give a more striking idea of the resurrection, madam. When 1 bury such a thing in the earth, and consider what a different and lovely object will arise, I seem to comprehend the feeling under which St. Paul wrote the fifteenth chapter of his first epistle to the Corinthians--it fills my mind with such delightful hopes and anticipations." "Yet I cannot give up my Heart's-ease," said Emma. "The Lord has given us," said Mrs. Merton, "a great variety of beautiful types, my children: one flower may more aptly represent to us the mortal life, another the future state of the Chris. tian, while all proclaim the tidings of their Maker's power, and providential care.--Nothing is formed in vain: whatever we overlook, in this wide and wonderful creation, is a loss to our. selves; for all speak eloquently of Him for whose pleasure (hey are and were created." "But some are so small that we cannot ex. amine them," said Emma. "Yes," replied her mother, "man, as he approaches farther i.n science, makes new discoveries of his own ignorance. The solar microscope, an instrument that magnifies every object to many thousand times its natural size, shews a small tuft of the common grass, when running to seed, in inconceivable beauty, as the richest flower of delicate green, studded and fringed with silver--a most magnificent object, yet trod under our feet without a thought. When the apostle declares the glory of man to be as the flower of grass, he likens it to one of the most beautiful as well as fragile things in nature: 'the wind passeth over it, and it is...

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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. 1847. Excerpt: ... "I never loved it so well," said Emma, trying to hide her tears, "as since it cheered your painful hours, mamma." "I cannot he...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217767109

ISBN - 13:9780217767101

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