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W ]UBJE9? BLOSSOM
By WarwicK James Price
IX spite of the vagaries of present-day
weather, still does the sixth of the
Imonths bring in the flowers, "the pretty
daughters of the earth and sun," and
still, for the wise and curious, is their
inherent beauty set off by those quaint
old legends of classic association, or by
fairy lore more Germanic than Grecian,
which have come down to these more
prosaic times, concealed in names which
are called unthinkingly in every market
in the land.
In one corner of the yard rises in purple
dignity theiris?its name-parent, remem?
ber, was that rainbow messenger of the
mighty Juno. Not far off springs up the
more modest peony; and its father. as
far at least astitle may go, was that clever
I'.ion, physician in ordinary to the deities
of high Olympus, who with the roots
of this flower healed the wounds of god
desses an<l heroes. Even now that same
tracition Hngers, though unwitting of its
source, in those country districts where
the children wear bead necklaces carved
of peony-roots to ward off sickness.
The violet is so-called from hapless lo,
the daughter of that ancient river god
Inachus, who. when metamorphosed by
funo into a white heifer, was pastured
on those tiny purple stars. She was
to give name, too, to the Ionian Sea
and to the Bosphorus ("cow-carrier")
which at another timebore hersafelyaway
from ]uno's jealous wrath; but the flower
which Yale University has since adopted
as its own is far indeed from the only
one which gossips in its name of those
love affairs of the springtime of the an?
cient world. The syringa, for instance,
was once upon a time the nymph Syrinx,
attendant on Diana herself and well
beloved of all dryads. Beloved, too, of
the great Pan, tradition tells, and
fleeing his too-warm embraces, her friends
the wood nymphs came to her rescue,
transforming her into those very reeds
from which the amorous deity promptly
fashioned his magic pipes.
Such memories of long-past loves linger
in the dal odils, Ihe mint, the laurel and
the sad cvpress. For the dalTodils, white
as the driven snow in those earlier days.
were the blossoms with which Proser
pine's arms were laden when she was
carried off by grim Pluto his ardent
touch turning them yellow for all time
to come. Proserpine, too, figures again
in the story of the mint. for when fickle
I'luto had transferred his affections to
fair Minthe, the earlier sweetheart
avenged herself upon the latter by
ihanging her into the aromatic plant.
The laurel was once the nymph Daphne,
and the cypress was Cyparissus, both
wooed bv Apollo during those incognito
trips of his when the gay god sought
amuseinent under a shepherd's guise.
Daphne, as Syrinx, was given a flower
b >rm to save her fr. >m unwelct ime caresses,
but Cyparissus warmly greeted her im
mortal lover?and so was soon deserted,
whereupon she pined away and became
fostcr-mother of the embletn of sorrow.
The April hyacinth tells yet another
Apollo storv, for its name was once born
bv the handsome young son of Amyclas,
King of Sparta. His beauty appealed to
the god, who undertook his education,
beginning with the physical training of
quoit pitching, but the first disk
hurled by Apollo swerved from his hand
and crashed into the skull of the little
prince. So was he turned into a blossom,
whose petals are said by old tradition to
bear the exclamations of the sorrowing
murderer: "Ai! Ai!" (Alas! Alas!)
That other April bloom, the narcissus,
brings in its name another tragic tale.
Narcissus was the most beautiful youth
of all his land, but as hard-hearted as
handsome, so that his spunring ol" prof
fered love broughl many a nymph to
death. "May he too feel the pangs of
unreqtrited affection," prayed grieving
Echo, an 1 her prayer was heard by Juno
and granted. Narcissus fell in love with
l.is own reilcction in a clear mountain
fountain. starved himself to death rather
than leave it; and from his body sprang
the purple-centered flowers which. with
thedafTodil and hyacinth, nsherin spring.
From the body of another demi-god
sprang the myrtle, though his story is of
crime rather than of mere self-love.
Mirtillus v.as enamored of Hippodanria;
but her father objected t<> his suit. So
this son of Mercury killed the old man.
pushing him from a cli'T into the sea
Hippodamia promptly hated hi-r sttitor
as she once had loved him, an<l watching
her opportunity flung him from the rocks
at the very place where he had mur
dered her father. When, days after. his
body was found it had become the root
bed <>f the myrtle of to-day.
More homely are the tales told of the
origins of the namt-s of the celandine and
gcranium and wall-flower. Celandine,
which country folk know as swallowwort,
is merely the English spelling of the old
(irct-k word for swallow, for it was with
this plant, tradition says. that the mother
bird brought sight to her nestlings.
The geranium eomes to us from the
Greek word for crane, geranos, since
the ancic-nts saw in its crimson petals the
very color of the crahe's bill. Still an?
other derivative of the plant says that
it was once the mallow, but that the
sacred clothes of Mohammed, thrown
upon it while the prophet bathed in a
near-by stream, changed its pale yellow
to royal red.
Seotland mothers the wall-flower. High
land legent 1 tcils of a lassie, fair of course
and loving, but immured in a baronial
eastle, who stumbled one moonlit night
while climbing down from her turret
chamber to meet the gallant of her
heart's choice. Thus it runs:
Love, in pityto the deed
And her luckless, loving speed,
Turned her t > this plant we call
Now the Flower ..: the Wall.
The reminiscent catalogue may be ex
tended almost at will. Some names
come down to to-day embodying odd
beliefs?as that of the heliotrope. which
springs from two Greek words meaning
the sun and to turn: the ancients think-'
ing the plant always kept its little face
sunward. Other names renew the odd
imaginings of older times?as that of the
glowing nasturtittm. which in derivation
from the Latin means only "little twisted
nose." Sti'.l others are purely poetic,
as mignonette, the diminutive of
"Mignon" or darling; or again, pansy
which is the Anglicized form of the
French pensce (thought) the queer
man-faced blossoms typifying recollec
tion and affection. "To study flowers
is to study history. science and
iettres as well as mere botany."
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By Franh Dempster Sherman
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Has been hers in the past,
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I'm glad her education
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From careful observation
She still is fair and sweet.
If luck does not forsake her,
I hope, some happy dav.
I.ove's Facultv will make her
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