At either end was set a wide Path strewn with fine, red gravel, and such shows Of tulips in their splendour flaunted everywhere!
Or the baker, if I went and said, --'This tulip for a loaf of bread, God's beauty for your kneaded grain;' Or the vintner--'For this flower of mine A flagon, pray, of yellow wine, And you shall keep the change for gain.'
There seemed a deep sense of life and joy about all, and although no airs blew from out the heavens, yet everything had motion through the gentle sweepings to and fro of innumerable butterflies, that might have been mistaken for tulips with wings .
An armchair and a round table with a bowl of pink tulips on it stood in the centre of the bay.
He had even produced a tulip of his own, and the Boxtel had won wide admiration.
Again, as Mr. Friend points out, the birch would take us back to the primeval forests of India, and among the multitudinous instances of names traceable to far-off countries may be mentioned the lilac and tulip from Persia, the latter being derived from thoulyban, the word used in Persia for a turban.
Wherever Nature designs a Production, she always disposes Seeds proper for it, which are as absolutely necessary to the Formation of any moral or intellectual Excellence, as they are to the Being and Growth of Plants; and I know not by what Fate and Folly it is, that Men are taught not to reckon him equally absurd that will write Verses in Spite of Nature, with that Gardener that should undertake to raise a Jonquil or Tulip without the Help of their respective Seeds.
Indeed, a mottled little animal, of the description mentioned, had darted from the tulip toward a large oak, and falling as he flew--which we believe characterizes the flight of this squirrel--had lit upon the oak near the root, and run rapidly up the trunk.
That very night while Cornelius and Rosa rejoiced as lovers--for now even Rosa was convinced of the prisoner's love for her--over the happiness of the flowering tulip, Boxtel crept into her room, and carried off the black tulip to Haarlem.
Three golden tulips thrice more fair Than other golden tulips were-- 'And yet,' he smiled as he took one up, And feasted on its yellow cup,-- 'I wonder how many eggs you'd buy!
"Oh, please don't squeeze those tulips into the tight high vases, Aunt Lavinia," she said, going behind that lady and giving her a hug with one arm, while she rescued the tulips with the other hand; for Miss Lavinia, feeling hurried and embarrassed by the quantity of flowers, was jumbling them at random into very unsuitable receptacles.
He gathered suitable earth for the boxes in which begonias made their earliest sproutings, and learned to know the daffodils and tulips by their names.
That night I hung my mother's picture over the mantel in the dining-room, and put the tulips beneath it.
Between them is a prosperous, ruddy group of scholars by Rubens, who has placed a vase of tulips before the bust of Seneca.
As for old Gryphus, after being the roughest gaoler of men, he lived to be the fiercest guardian of tulips at Dordrecht.