Page 2, 27th June 1941

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Page 2, 27th June 1941 — LENT LILY

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Ste,—The writer of the ever-instructive Quiz gives Lent Lily as the old name of the daffodil. Housman, of course, uses this name:—

" And there's the Lenten lily That has not lone, to stay, And dies on Easter day '

But Shakespeare had a yet lovelier name, the Chalice Flower:— " His steeds to water at those springs On chalked flowers that lies."

The daffodil was considered to " resemble the chalice that is former days with us and beyond the seas is still used to hold Sacramental Wine." says Woodwa.d. quoting a seventeenth-century author.


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