THE POETRY OF THE ROSE.
[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."]
SIR,—Referring to your allusion of the mistranslation of the word " lily " in the Bible, in connection with the above article, may I quote from Thompson's " Land and the Book " P "The HAleh lily is very large, and the three inner petals meet above, and form a gorgeous canopy, such as art never approached, and king never sat under, even in his utmost glory our flower delights most in the valley, but is also found on the mountain. It grows among thorns Gazelles still delight to feed among them."—I am, Sir, &c.,