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Ros

Well, I don't know, but it sounds a bit like Dante?

Helen

'Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin.' Matthew 6:28

It's also the title of a very good novel by Iain Crichton Smith.

Peter the Flautist

Well there is a bit in Milton Sonnet XX which has a line starting "The Lily and the rose ..."

Is literate cat close at all?

Donna

The wonder of the world, the beauty and the power, the shapes of things, their colours, lights and shades; these I saw. Look ye also while life lasts.
Old tombstone encryption, Cumberland, England. This is what google turned up when I typed in your quote. If this is indeed the origin, then I should like to imagine that the person that rests beneath was perhaps a gardener, or a nature lover, or a painter of nature, or perhaps a painter of words. Excellent photos, and as usual, excellent post. Thanks Karen

Peter the Flautist

OK, so literate cat can't read the instructions and goes straight to the bottom of the class! (He also found a line in Tennyson's Maud "Lilies and roses were all awake).

However is the proper quotation connected with "BB" (Denys Watkins-Pitchford)? I think it might be, but I haven't yet got an actual book title - "Letters from the Round House" perhaps.

DP

Peg

Sorry, I can't help! You see, this is what makes your blog so wonderful - an interactive blog!

Peter the Flautist

This quotation was used in the funeral service of the late lamented "Syd" Barrett (the Crazy Diamond of Pink Floyd)

The quotation itself (or at least a substantive part) is used in Brownings poem FRA LIPPO LIPPI

"However, you're my man, you've seen the world
--The beauty and the wonder and the power,
The shapes of things, their colours, lights and shades,
Changes, surprises,--and God made it all!"

Interesting - no? Moderately literate cat.

lindsay

Words from a north country churchyard quoted by Denys Watkins-Pitchford (1905-1990) of Northamptonshire, universally known as BB for some elusive reason.

I will post a poem soon on booksdofurnisharoom which this inspires!

karen

bb like bb gun... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denys_Watkins-Pitchford also info about the quote if it is to be believed!

Teresa

I didn't know this quote but how true it is that we need to remind ourselves to stop and appreciate what is in front of our eyes. I certainly did that today looking at your beautiful photos. The roses are especially superb this year.

Jill

Like everyone else, I found it as an epitaph on a tombstone. Surely we can't all be wrong? Although I will say that it also appeared as the epigram on some Middle Eastern title (in English).

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