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Winter Verse

Winter Verse A selection of quotations pondering the chill winds and quiet thoughts of winter Compiled by Ann-Marie Imbornoni Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives…

Saturnian Verses

Old-fashioned. A rude composition employed in satire among the ancient Romans. Also a peculiar metre, consisting of three iambics and a syllable over, joined to three trochees, according to…

Garden

(g hard). The garden of Joseph of Arimathea is said to be the spot where the rotunda of the Holy Sepulchre now stands. The Garden or Garden Sect. The disciples of Epicurus, who taught in h…

Gardener

(g hard). Get on, gardener! Get on, you slow and clumsy coachman. The allusion is to a man who is both gardener and coachman. Gardener. Adam is so called by Tennyson. From you blue sky abo…

Gardening

(g hard). (See Adam's Profession.) Father of landscape gardening. Lenotre (1613-1700). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894GargamelleGardener A B C D E F …

The Garden

The Garden How vainly men themselves amaze To win the Palm, the Oke, or Bayes; And their uncessant Labours see Crown'd from some single Herb or Tree, Whose short and narrow verged Shade Does p…

Modern Verse

ContentsThe Little Book of Modern VerseForewordLord of my Heart's Elation (Bliss Carman)Gloucester Moors (William Vaughn Moody)On a Subway Express (Chester Firkins)The Automobile (Percy MacKay…

Childe

as Childe Harold, Childe of Ellechilde Waters, Childe Roland, Childe Tristram, Childe Arthur, etc. In all these cases the word “Childe” is a title of honour, like the infante an…

Child

at one time, meant a female infant, and was the correlative of boy. “Mercy on `s! A barne, a very pretty barne. A boy or a child, I wonder?” —Shakespeare: Winter's Tale, i…

Ralph Waldo Emerson: My Garden

My GardenIf I could put my woods in song And tell what's there enjoyed, All men would to my gardens throng, And leave the cities void. In my plot no tulips blow,— Snow-loving pines and oaks i…