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The Flora of the Sacred Nativity; An Attempt at Collecting the Legends and Ancient Dedications of Plants Connected in Popular Tradition with the Life of Our Blessed Lord from His Nativity to the Flight Into Egypt Preceded by an Essay Upon the Flora Sacra (Paperback) Loot Price: R381
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The Flora of the Sacred Nativity; An Attempt at Collecting the Legends and Ancient Dedications of Plants Connected in Popular...

The Flora of the Sacred Nativity; An Attempt at Collecting the Legends and Ancient Dedications of Plants Connected in Popular Tradition with the Life of Our Blessed Lord from His Nativity to the Flight Into Egypt Preceded by an Essay Upon the Flora Sacra (Paperback)

Alfred E. P. Raymund Dowling

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1900. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... FLORA SACRA Some portions of the following essay have appeared in the ' Contemporary' and other Reviews. Flowers seem to have retained more of the fragrance of a world which dwelt around the gates of the terrestrial Paradise than anything else in creation. To be in contact with them is purifying, refining, ennobling; their simple, gentle life soothes and softens the mind fretful and feverish with the restlessness of the moiling crowd and the traffic of life's stage; and in their companionship we apprise at its true value the artificial existence of modern life, as . our better nature realises that man was originally created U to live in a garden, and not in a town, and that in wandering from the memory even of his old home he is working ' against the collar, ' and a law of his being. If we agree with Bacon, that 'God Almighty planted a garden, ' we may be very sure that He intended us to follow His example. To have been placed on this earth * to dress and to keep it' was the divine intention; to make it a garden of delights for ourselves and our children, where the healthy proyning and stirring of the soil should produce, not only nourishable fruit for the body, but also most nourishable food for the mind--this was the design of the Creator; and until the labourer return to the land, until that political cry be true of us all in every class of life; until we alter our present reading of the sacred writings of our faith which makes us interpret those words ' to dress and to keep it' as 'to dress up our bodies and to keep up an establish ment'--until then we shall have a race far less 'sons of God' than 'children of Mammon.' There was a time, even in this century, when to care for such simple things as flowers was considered, in Englishmen at least, an 'art...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Alfred E. P. Raymund Dowling
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 58
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-57908-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-57908-4
Barcode: 9781151579089

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