The Lady of the Rains (1886), woodcut by Arthur Burgess, issue of The Century Guild Hobby Horse.
POEM. The Land We Live In.
Written by P. M. King (1870)
Friends and fellow-countrymen! we meet again,
To-day, as Irishmen, as countrymen!
We meet not in our own old Shamrock land,
But here, on the Pacific’s distant strand;
Not in our own Evergreen Isle, ‘tis true,
But here in a land that is always new,
Where Nature ever smiling seems to be,
Bounteous alike o’er Land and Sea.
This fertile soil, which you may truly call
The land of plenty, with liberty for all!
Here in this land, but once so nobly won
By Freedom’s first of heroes — Washington!
Ever sacred name! Thy banner when unfurled,
Proclaims at once — Freedom to the world!
Bird Vivarium for Godey’s Lady’s Book, by W. E. Tucker (1800’s).
‘Bouquet of Flowers’ (1884), Ivan Kramskoy. Still Life, Realism
Garden bench. E. Adveno Brooke, 19th Century.
Landscape, 1900, Krachkovskii Joseph. (1854-1914)
Nigella (Black Cumin). Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen (1887).
Rose picking (1870’s), in the rose valley near the town of Kazanlak, Bulgaria. Engraving by Felix Philipp Kanitz, from his book Danubian Bulgaria and the Balkan.
Agaricus ambiguus, Janus Kops, Flora Batava of Afbeelding (1877)