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First Line: For the doubling of flowers is the improvement of the gardeners talent
Last Line: For the poor man's nosegay is an introduction to a prince.
Subject(s): Bible; Flowers; Gardens & Gardening; Religion; Virtue; Theology


For the doubling of flowers is the improvement of the gardener's talent.
For the flowers are great blessings.
For the Lord is a nosegay in the meadow with his disciples and preached upon the lily.
For the angels of God took it out of his hand and carried it to the Height.
For a man cannot have public spirit who is void of private benevolence.
For there is no Height in which there are not flowers.
For flowers have great virtues for all the senses.
For the flower glorifies God and the root parries the adversary.
For the flowers have their angels even the words of God's Creation.
For the warp and woof of flowers are worked by perpetual moving spirits/
For flowers are good both for the living and the dead.
For there is a language of flowers.
For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers.
For elegant phrases are nothing but flowers.
For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.
For flowers are medicinal.
For flowers are musical in ocular harmony.
For the right names of flowers are yet in heaven. God made gardeners better nomenclators.
For the poor man's nosegay is an introduction to a Prince.





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