The Public Library Quarterly Volume 7

The Public Library Quarterly Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...tongue is loosed; the old walls fairly blossom with jubilant notes. The old organ catches the inspiration, and breaks out into glad peals that must have surprised itself. Then follow the intoned psalms, set to the music of Tallis, --great music, now sobbing with penitence, now luminous as with light breaking through clouds. What psalms are these for the poor of London to sing and hear? They came, most of them, from dens of poverty and toil, from hopelessness and pain; but the little optimists of nature, the flowers, had touched them, and they sang as if there were not a woe nor a want in the earth." RESURRECTION FLOWERS. A great variety of plants and flowers are, in different countries, associated with the last scenes of the life of Christ. A small red flower, that grows plentifully in Palestine and Asia Minor, is popularly said to have sprung from the drops of His blood on the march to Calvary. As a rule, in folk--lore, red flowers spring from blood, and white from tears, so it is not surprising to learn that the lily, the Easter plant, originally arose from the earth before the sepulcher, when the tears of the women who had come to embalm the body, fell upon the ground. The habit of certain flowers, like the wellknown "four o'clocks," of opening at stated hours, has given rise to more than one legend, a German story, designating by name the plants, which, by their blooming, marked the hours of the crucifixion. The night blooming jasmine is said in Brittany to have been the most numerous plant in the Garden of Gethsemane, sending forth its sweetest fragrance on the night of the arrest. In Sicily, a quaint legend has grown up concerning a small flower common on the island. It is said to be of oriental origin, and....show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236951662
  • 9781236951663