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Answers to Questions on Floral Calendar

1. D. G. Rosetti " Heaven's own screen

Hides her soul's finest depths and loveliest glow ;

Closely withheld, as all things most unseen—

The wave-bovrered pearl—the heart-shaped seal of green, That flecks the snowdrop underneath the snow." .-2. The Daisy—Wordsworth.-3. " Shepherd's Song "—Ben Jonson.-4. Herrick—" Oberon's Feast."-5. Bluebells (Shaded Hyacinth)—Keats "Fancy."-6. Lady.Smocks—"Lovc'sLabour's Lost," Act. v. Sc. 2.-7. Shakespeare—" Midsummer Night's Dream," Act ii, Sc. 1.-8. Burns—" Tam 0' Shanter "But pleasures are like poppies spread. You seize the flower, its bloom is shed."

The Lily—" Knight's Tale," L. 177, Chaucer : " Emilie, that fairer was to scene

Than is the lilie on her stalkie grene, And fresscher than the May with floures newe." —10. Milton—Lycidas (of the Pansy).-11. Ivy bloom—Shelley

—" The Question."-12. In " Cymboline," Act iv., Sc. 2 s ". . . with fairest flowers . . .

I'll sweeten thy sad grave thou shalt not lack The flower that's like thy face, pale primrose, nor The azured harebell, like thy veins : Yea, and the furr'd moss besides, when flowers are none." e-13."Domest ic Winter Evenings "—Cowper : (The Task—Bk. iv.) "And here the needle plies its busy task,

The pattern grows, the well-depicted flow'r - - Unfolds its bosom ; buds and leaves and sprigs, And curling tendrils, gracefully diapos'd, Follow the nimble finger of the fair. '