. The language of flowers: or, Floral emblems of thoughts, feelings, and sentiments ... Flower language. THE BEECH. THE BEECH {Fagus sylvatica).—Prosperity. Every school-boy must know the opening lines of the first Eclogue of Virgil's Bucolics, wherein Melibceus, seeing Tityrus lying at ease under a Beech-tree, thus accosts him:— " Tityre, tu patulas recubans sub tegmine fagi Silvestrem tenui musam meditaris avena;" which is as if he had said in simple English, " O Tityrus, thou, reclining under the shade of a wide-spreading Beech- tree, rehearsest a sylvan song upon the slender

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. The language of flowers: or, Floral emblems of thoughts, feelings, and sentiments ... Flower language. THE BEECH. THE BEECH {Fagus sylvatica).—Prosperity. Every school-boy must know the opening lines of the first Eclogue of Virgil's Bucolics, wherein Melibceus, seeing Tityrus lying at ease under a Beech-tree, thus accosts him:— " Tityre, tu patulas recubans sub tegmine fagi Silvestrem tenui musam meditaris avena;" which is as if he had said in simple English, " O Tityrus, thou, reclining under the shade of a wide-spreading Beech- tree, rehearsest a sylvan song upon the slender Stock Photo
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. The language of flowers: or, Floral emblems of thoughts, feelings, and sentiments ... Flower language. THE BEECH. THE BEECH {Fagus sylvatica).—Prosperity. Every school-boy must know the opening lines of the first Eclogue of Virgil's Bucolics, wherein Melibceus, seeing Tityrus lying at ease under a Beech-tree, thus accosts him:— " Tityre, tu patulas recubans sub tegmine fagi Silvestrem tenui musam meditaris avena;" which is as if he had said in simple English, " O Tityrus, thou, reclining under the shade of a wide-spreading Beech- tree, rehearsest a sylvan song upon the slender
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. The language of flowers: or, Floral emblems of thoughts, feelings, and sentiments ... Flower language. THE BEECH. THE BEECH {Fagus sylvatica).—Prosperity. Every school-boy must know the opening lines of the first Eclogue of Virgil's Bucolics, wherein Melibceus, seeing Tityrus lying at ease under a Beech-tree, thus accosts him:— " Tityre, tu patulas recubans sub tegmine fagi Silvestrem tenui musam meditaris avena;" which is as if he had said in simple English, " O Tityrus, thou, reclining under the shade of a wide-spreading Beech- tree, rehearsest a sylvan song upon the slender pipe;" apparently envying the rustic owner of the woolly flock he tends; thinking how happy must be the man, who, pros- perity favouring, can thus enjoy at will the very pure air of the open fields, shaded from the mid-day sun by the spread- ing foliage of the Beech-tree. Not any other of our trees forms so ample a roof, and if you seek shelter from a pelting shower, or a shade from the scorching sun, you will find it best " Beneath the shade which Beechen boughs diffuse." This marked feature in the Beech has seldom passed unnoticed by the poet who has named it in his verse. Gray, in his Elegy, combines it in the mind of village swains with the memory of some departed patriarch:— " There at the foot of yonder nodding Beech, That wreathes its old fantastic roots so high, His Hstless length at noontide would he stretch. And pore upon the brook that bubbles by." 24. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Tyas, Robert, 1811-1879. London, New York, G. Routledge and sons

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