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Image from page 460 of “The Horticulturist and journal of rural art and rural taste” (1846)

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Title: The Horticulturist and journal of rural art and rural taste
Year: 1846 (1840s)
Subjects: Gardening
Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : Luther Tucker
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical garden
Digitizing Sponsor: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical garden

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JOURNAL OF RURAL ART AM) RURAL TASTE. Vol. I. APRIL, 1S47. No. 10. We are once more unlocked from the chil-ling embraces of the Ice-King ! April, fullof soft airs, balm-dropping showers, and fitfulgleams of sunshine, brings life and anima-tion to the millions of embryo leaves andblossoms, that, quietly folded up in the bud,have slept the mesmeric sleep of a northernwinter—April, that first gives us, of thenorthern states, our proper spring flowers,which seem to succeed almost by magic tothe barrenness of the month gone by. Afew pale snowdrops, sun-bright crocuses,and timidly blushing mezereums, have al-ready gladdened us, like the few faint barsof golden and ruddy light that usher in thefull radiance of sunrise ; but April scattersin her train as she goes out, the first rich-ness and beauty that really belong to atemperate spring. Hyacinths, and daffodils,and violets, bespread her lap and fill the airwith fragrance, and the husbandman beholdswith joy his orchards gay with the thousa

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