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The Flowers Personified - Two Shepherdesses


   
   
THE STORY Of  TWO SHEPHERDESSES, THE BLONDE AND THE BRUNETTE,
AND OF A QUEEN OF FRANCE.

   

now available in paperback Volume I

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Flower Names
Flower Meaning
Flower Fairy Tales


The Flowers Personified introduction

The Flowers
The hand-colored plates

The Flower Fairy
How and why the Flowers became human

The Story of Two Shepherdesses,
the Blonde and the Brunette: and of a Queen of France

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
[6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
(Bluebottle, Corn poppy and Lily)

The Poet Jacobus Supposed He Had Found a Subject For An Epic Poem
(Pansy)  The secret language of flowers

Alphabetical list of Flower names in English, French & Latin with Meaning

Alphabetical list of Flower Meanings

Flora Timekeeping
Flora's Clock
The Floral Week
The Calendar of Flora

A Trick of the Flower Fairy
(Tobacco)

The Sultana Tulipia
[1] [2] [3] [4]
(Tulip)

Fragments Taken at Random from the album of the rose
[1] [2] [3] [4]
[5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
(Rose)

NARCISSA
(Daffodil)

Serious Displute In Relation to the Violet: Between The Flower Fairy and An Academy Which Prefers To Remain Anonymous.
(Violet)

SISTER NÉNUPHAR
(Water Lily)

CAMELLIA'S REGRETS

DAISY
MARGUERTINE The Oracle of the Meadows

CANZONE - The Flower of Forgetfulness

Flowers of the Ball-room

THE MYRTLE and THE LAUREL

PIANTO
The Everlasting Flower

Plates:
Differences in Plates

The Flowers

Differences in Bindings

 

 

I.

 The prettiest girls in the village, beyond all dispute, are Bleuette and Coquelicot; – Bleuette, with her fair hair and blue eyes; -- Coquelicot, with form so elastic, and her bright rosy cheeks.

           “Faith!” said the country judge, a few days since, “Bleuette looks charmingly, when, with modest air and downcast eyes, she trips over the village green.”

           “Udsbuddikins!” exclaimed the village squire, last Sunday, while seeing his vassals dance, –– “this little Coquelicot has a most enchanting way of dancing. I am certain that there is not, at court, a more graceful girl. See, there, what vassals I have.”

           In fact, it would have been impossible to find two prettier faces than those of Coquelicot and Bleuette. They dwelt in the same cottage – sung the same songs – tended the same turtle-doves – and they had but one flock between them.

           The only thing not held by them in common, was their hearts. Bleuette had promised hers to Lucas, while Coquelicot had sworn eternal affection for Blaise.

           In every other respect they were very prudent.

           Notwithstanding that good fortune so often provokes envy, everybody in the village loved Bleuette and Coquelicot. If the wolf strangled a sheep or two in the neighborhood, he never meddled with the flock of Bleuette and Coquelicot. If master Renard mercilessly twisted the necks of Maturin’s, of Bruneau’s, or of Thibaunt’s fowls, he always respected those of Coquelicot and Bleuette. The hail-storm never harmed the raspberries on their bushes, nor the grapes on their trellis. Their hives were always filled with the richest honey. They were happy, -- and so happy, that many persons, and especially the schoolmaster, maintained that they were fairies, or at least the fairies’ god-daughters.

           It is well known, that whenever they seated themselves under a tree, a nightingale would immediately alight thereon; or if they walked, arm in arm, through the paths in the wheat field, the cricket and the grasshopper would advance to the edge of the furrow, to salute them on their way, and sing their welcome, -- as well becomes a polite grasshopper, and a cricket who knows his duty.

  Section 1 of 10:  [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

 

Bluebottle & Corn poppy

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Bleuet and Coquelicot
Annual Bluebottle and Corn poppy
Centaurea cyanus and Papaver rhæas

Lily

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A Queen of France
LIS
LILY
LILIUM