Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits, and Plants

Myths and Legends of Flowers Trees Fruits and Plants We sometimes hear that ours is a material dull age yet we perpetuate terms and usages which ally us to the childhood of the human race and which stand for imagination and sheer loveliness We still

  • Title: Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits, and Plants
  • Author: Charles Montgomery Skinner
  • ISBN: 9781589637030
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • We sometimes hear that ours is a material, dull age, yet we perpetuate terms and usages which ally us to the childhood of the human race, and which stand for imagination and sheer loveliness We still speak of laureled brows, palms of victory, the rose of beauty, the lily of purity, the oak of strength, willowy grace, fig trees of shelter, and corn of abundance we extendWe sometimes hear that ours is a material, dull age, yet we perpetuate terms and usages which ally us to the childhood of the human race, and which stand for imagination and sheer loveliness We still speak of laureled brows, palms of victory, the rose of beauty, the lily of purity, the oak of strength, willowy grace, fig trees of shelter, and corn of abundance we extend the olive branch of peace, we put our legs under our host s mahogany, we indicate poison by nightshade and toadstools, and health by flowers and fruits Though Bacchus is no longer with us, we emblemize him in our reference to the vine Moreover, states and nations choose their flowers, and certain Scottish Highlanders still wear them as badges of their clans The liking for these things, their service to the eye, antedates history, and although Shakespeare lived when there was no botany, and only an enjoyment of nature in place of the study of it, his chance mention of one hundred fifty trees and plants hints at the regard such matters enjoyed in those days.

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    One thought on “Myths and Legends of Flowers, Trees, Fruits, and Plants”

    1. This book is extremely interesting. It combines botany and mythology with fluent and intriguing storytelling. For those with any interest in mythology, I highly recommend.

    2. The kindle edition is full of typos, and bad formatting, but the book is very entertaining and the author has a dry humor that I found to be very amusing.

    3. Plant lore, early Christian legends, fairy flowers, narcotics and stimulants, plants of ill renown, flowers, trees, fruits and plants in alphabetical order - no index.

    4. Not goodThis is not well written. Hard to read. Disjointed. Needs editing. Waste of money and time.Do not buy.Can I get my money back?

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