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Minor typographical errors have been corrected without note, whilst more significant amendments have been listed at the end of the text. Superscript characters are shown within {braces}. Punctuation within the section headings, though inconsistent, remains as published.

PEACHEY'S ROYAL GUIDE TO WAX FLOWER MODELLING.

"God might have made the earth bring forth Enough for great and small, The oak tree and the cedar tree Without a flower at all.

"Then wherefore, wherefore, were they made?

"To comfort man to whisper hope, Whene'er his faith is dim; For whoso careth for the flowers Will much more care for HIM."

ADVERTISEMENT.

MRS. PEACHEY being, for the reasons stated in this work, compelled to circumscribe the giving of lessons, if not to discontinue instructions altogether in a few months, the book will, therefore, under any circumstances, be indispensable.

[Illustration: J. Gardner & C{o}. Zinc. 86 Hatton Garden.]

THE ROYAL GUIDE TO WAX FLOWER MODELLING.

BY MRS. PEACHEY, Artiste to Her Majesty.

"For not alone to please the sense of smell , Or charm the sight, are flowers to mankind given, A thousand sanctities do them invest, And bright associations hallow them! Which to the cultivated intellect May give delight, and all the heart improve."

LONDON: PUBLISHED AND SOLD BY MRS. PEACHEY, ARTISTE TO HER MAJESTY, AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS. MDCCCLI.

TO THE PRINCESS ROYAL OF ENGLAND,

AS A TOKEN OF LOYAL AND GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FOR THE SPONTANEOUS AND FOSTERING PATRONAGE OF HER ROYAL HIGHNESS'S AUGUST PARENT

THE QUEEN;

THE ROYAL GUIDE TO WAX FLOWER MODELLING IS MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED BY HER ROYAL HIGHNESS'S MOST OBLIGED AND OBEDIENT HUMBLE SERVANT,

EMMA PEACHEY, ARTISTE TO HER MAJESTY.

PREFACE.

The Editor of this work, by Her Majesty's Artiste, MRS. PEACHEY, fairly entitled the ROYAL GUIDE TO WAX FLOWER MODELLING, would fain leave the introduction, written by the same hand which rivals nature in her varying adornments, to unfold its historic, its poetic, its moral, and its suggestive graces for it combines these; but having accepted the part, without which, since the days of Plato, no book is deemed complete, he essays a few prefatory observations and remarks.

Brevity, it has been said, is the soul of wit; but we may be brief when we know what is to follow, and for whom the following pages are designed.

Our fair readers will intuitively perceive that the scope of the instructive portion of this self commending little volume is to facilitate their acquisition of an accomplishment at once royal and feminine in its origin and progress, and therefore worthy of their attention.

This elegant art requires but the fairy touch of a delicate hand to fill each available space in the chamber or drawing room with the most perfect and beautiful imitations of the flower garden.

"The morning flowers display their sweets, And gay their silken leaves unfold, As careless of the noontide heats, As fearless of the winter cold.

"Nipped by the wind's unkindly blast, Parched by the sun's directer ray, The momentary glories waste, The short lived beauties die away... Continue reading book >>




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