1 NOVEMBER 1930, Page 36

General Knowledge Questions

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Questions on Floral Calendar

1. Jan. —Who speaks of " the heart-shaped seal of green That flecks the snowdrop underneath the snow " ?

2. Feb. —What flower " protects the lingering snowdrop from the sun," and what poet says so ? 3. March.—Who speaks of " Fair ox-eye, goldy locks, columbine, Blue harebells, pagles, pansies, calamint," and where ?

4. April. —Who says and where : " and thou shalt eat The paste of filberts for thy bread With cream of cowslips butter'd " ? 5. May. —What flower is called Sapphire queen of the mid-May," and by whom ?

6. June. —Where are we told that " flowers all silver-white Do paint the meadows with delight," and what flowers are they ? 7. July. —Where, and by whom, is the woodbine called luscious, and the musk-rose sweet ?

8. Aug. —What poet calls flowers as evanescent as pleasure ? You seize the flower, its bloom is shed."

9. Sept. —What flower did Emilie surpass in beauty

10. Oct. —Who speaks of a flower " freak'd with jet," and where ?

11. Nov. —What flowers are described as "azure, black, and streaked with gold. Fairer than any waken'd eyes behold," and by whom ? • 12. Dec. —Where do we find moss used in winter instead of flowers ?

13. —Where do we find " buds, and leaves, and sprigs, and curling tendrils " adorning winter nights ? Answers will be found on page 652.