The Ministry of Flowers

The Ministry of Flowers : Being Some Thoughts Respecting Life, Suggested by the Book of Nature (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Ministry of Flowers: Being Some Thoughts Respecting Life, Suggested by the Book of Nature Every true lover of flowers must have been struck by the fact that these gems of earth are capable of imparting large stores of knowledge, if only the eyes are open to see, and the heart to receive them. We cannot understand the narrowness of mind which exists in some good people who love the sight of the flowers as they grow in copse and meadow, but cannot tolerate their use for charitable or Vreligious purposes. They allow wretched imitations to adorn their houses in the shape of wall-paper, and Chimney ornament they allow the sculptor to carve representations on the pillars of the sanctuary, and they do not protest against their symbolic use on stained glass or in the border of some painted panel, bearing the Paternoster or the Creed yet they will not admit the pure, innocent. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 286 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 386g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243067801
  • 9780243067800