"The little bud's lesson shall teach us how sad a thing is pride, and that humility alone can bring true happiness to flower and Fairy.
THERE grew a fragrant rose-tree where the brook flows, With two little tender buds, and one full rose; When the sun went down to his bed in the west, The little buds leaned on the rose-mother's breast, While the bright eyed stars their long watch kept, And the flowers of the valley in their green cradles slept; Then silently in odors they communed with each otber, The two little buds on the bosom of their mother.
"It's all right, Saxon," Billy began, but was interrupted by Bud
"Well, I got my boots on, and we went down and slipped in and laid the paper of sugar on the berth, and sat down soft and sheepish and went to listening to Bud
His Serene and Tremendous Majesty, King Bud
When he was gone she stood awhile, thoughtfully peeling the last bud
; and then, awakening from her reverie, flung it and all the crowd of floral nobility impatiently on the ground, in an ebullition of displeasure with herself for her NIAISERIES, and with a quickening warmth in her heart of hearts.
Miss Twinkleton, with an exemplary air of melancholy on her, turns to the sacrifice, and says, 'You may go down, my dear.' Miss Bud
goes down, followed by all eyes.
He had faith enough to believe, and wisdom enough to know, that the bloom of the flower would be even holier and happier than its bud
. Even within himself, though Grandfather was now at that period of life when the veil of mortality is apt to hang heavily over the soul, still, in his inmost being he was conscious of something that he would not have exchanged for the best happiness of childhood.
The old grass looked greener, and the young grass thrust up its tiny blades; the buds
of the guelder-rose and of the currant and the sticky birch-buds were swollen with sap, and an exploring bee was humming about the golden blossoms that studded the willow.
The limbs divided into great branches, and these into lesser and lesser branches, were themselves once, when the tree was small, budding twigs; and this connexion of the former and present buds
by ramifying branches may well represent the classification of all extinct and living species in groups subordinate to groups.
Girls, sometimes I feel as if those exams meant everything, but when I look at the big buds
swelling on those chestnut trees and the misty blue air at the end of the streets they don't seem half so important."
There were flowering cherry-trees near and apple-trees whose buds
were pink and white, and here and there one had burst open wide.