PRAYER. Lady, I present to you the viola emblem of temperance. I oblige myself to be tamed, to keep under control and to subdue my dominant passion. Strengthen my resolution and take it up as if it were yours.
I. The simple gillyflower and its daughters (viola)
1. Let us now enter to see and visit in our gardens another very rich and affluent family and very distinguished in the plant world: it is the gillyflower or viola. Some are simple and others double: the first are the mothers because … [More]