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8 l JACKDaw - Among the flowers no perfume is like mine; The Jackdaw sat in the Cardinal's chair! That which is best in me comes from within.
Janus was invoked at the commencement of most actions; even in the worship of the other gods the votary began by offering wine and incense to Janus. The first month in the year was named from him; and under the title of Matutinus he was regarded as the opener of the day. Hence he had charge of the gates of Heaven and hence, too, all gates, Janua, were called after him, and supposed to be under his care. Hence, perhaps, it was, that he was represented with a staff and key, and that he was named the o (Patulcius), and the Shutter (Clusius). . A. Dwight—Grecian and Roman Myth
6 Jasmine is sweet, and has many loves. 8.
7 Jasin the Arab language is despair, And Min the darkest meaning of a lie. Thus cried the Jessamine among the flowers, How justly doth a lie Draw on its head despair! Among the fragrant spirits of the bowers The boldest and the strongest still was I. Although so fair, Therefore from Heaven Astronger perfume unto me was given Than any blossom of the summer hours. LELAND–Jessamine.
So those in this world who would rise and shine
9 And the jasmine flower in her fair young breast, (O the faint, sweet smell of that jasmine flower!) And the one bird singing alone to his nest. And the one star over the tower. OweN MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)—Aur Italiens. St. 13.
10 It smelt so faint, and it smelt so sweet, *It made me creep and it made me cold. Like #. scent that steals from the crumbling Sheet Where a mummy is half unroll’d. Owen MEREDITH (Lord Lytton)—Auz Ital
tens. (See also HARTE under PERFUME)