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sweet

 (swēt)
adj. sweet·er, sweet·est
1. Having the taste of sugar or a substance containing or resembling sugar, as honey or saccharin.
2.
a. Containing or derived from sugar.
b. Retaining some natural sugar; not dry: a sweet wine.
3.
a. Pleasing to the senses; agreeable: the sweet song of the lark; a sweet face.
b. Pleasing to the mind or feelings; gratifying: sweet revenge.
4. Having a pleasing disposition; lovable: a sweet child.
5. Kind; gracious: It was sweet of him to help out.
6. Fragrant; perfumed: a sweet scent.
7. Not saline or salted: sweet water; sweet butter.
8. Not spoiled, sour, or decaying; fresh: sweet milk.
9. Free of acid or acidity: sweet soil.
10. Low in sulfur content: sweet fuel oil.
11. Music Of, relating to, or being a form of jazz characterized by adherence to a melodic line and to a time signature.
12. Slang
a. Remarkable; outstanding.
b. Used as an intensive: took his own sweet time to finish; earns a sweet million per year.
adv.
In a sweet manner; sweetly.
n.
1. Sweet taste or quality; sweetness.
2. Something sweet to the taste.
3. sweets
a. Foods, such as candy, pastries, puddings, or preserves, that are high in sugar content.
b. Informal Sweet potatoes: candied sweets.
4. Chiefly British
a. A sweet dish, such as pudding, served as dessert.
b. A sweetmeat or confection.
5. A dear or beloved person.
6. Something pleasing to the mind or feelings.
Idiom:
sweet on Informal
Enamored of; in love with.

[Middle English swete, from Old English swēte; see swād- in Indo-European roots.]

sweet′ly adv.
sweet′ness n.

sweet

(swiːt)
adj
1. (Cookery) having or denoting a pleasant taste like that of sugar
2. agreeable to the senses or the mind: sweet music.
3. having pleasant manners; gentle: a sweet child.
4. (Brewing) (of wine, etc) having a relatively high sugar content; not dry
5. (Cookery) (of foods) not decaying or rancid: sweet milk.
6. (Cookery) not salty: sweet water.
7. (Chemistry) free from unpleasant odours: sweet air.
8. (Chemistry) containing no corrosive substances: sweet soil.
9. (Chemistry) (of petrol) containing no sulphur compounds
10. sentimental or unrealistic
11. individual; particular: the electorate went its own sweet way.
12. (Jazz) jazz performed with a regular beat, with the emphasis on clearly outlined melody and little improvisation
13. slang Austral satisfactory or in order; all right
14. archaic respected; dear (used in polite forms of address): sweet sir.
15. smooth and precise; perfectly executed: a sweet shot.
16. sweet on fond of or infatuated with
17. keep someone sweet to ingratiate oneself in order to ensure cooperation
adv
informal in a sweet manner
n
18. a sweet taste or smell; sweetness in general
19. (Cookery) (often plural) Brit any of numerous kinds of confectionery consisting wholly or partly of sugar, esp of sugar boiled and crystallized (boiled sweets)
20. (Cookery) Brit a pudding, fruit, or any sweet dish served as a dessert
21. dear; sweetheart (used as a form of address)
22. anything that is sweet
23. (often plural) a pleasurable experience, state, etc: the sweets of success.
24. (Cookery) US See sweet potato
[Old English swēte; related to Old Saxon swōti, Old High German suozi, Old Norse sœtr, Latin suādus persuasive, suāvis sweet, Greek hēdus, Sanskrit svādu; see persuade, suave]
ˈsweetish adj
ˈsweetly adv
ˈsweetness n

Sweet

n
(Biography) Henry. 1845–1912, English philologist; a pioneer of modern phonetics. His books include A History of English Sounds (1874)

sweet

(swit)

adj. -er, -est,
adv., n. adj.
1. having the taste or flavor of sugar, honey, or the like.
2. producing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is not bitter, sour, or salt.
3. not rancid or stale; fresh.
4. not salt or salted: sweet butter.
5. pleasing to the ear; making an agreeable sound.
6. fragrant; perfumed.
7. pleasing or agreeable; delightful.
8. amiable; kind or gracious, as a person or action.
9. dear; beloved.
10. easily managed; done or effected without effort.
11. (of wine) not dry; containing unfermented, natural sugar.
12. (of a cocktail) made with sweet vermouth, as a manhattan or, sometimes, a martini.
13. free from acidity or sourness, as soil.
14. Chem.
a. devoid of corrosive or acidic substances.
b. (of fuel oil or gas) containing no sulfur compounds.
15. performed with an emphasis on warm tone and clearly outlined melody: sweet jazz.
adv.
16. in a sweet manner; sweetly.
n.
17. a sweet flavor, smell, or sound; sweetness.
18. something that is sweet or causes or gives a sweet flavor, smell, or sound.
19. sweets, very sweet foods, as pie, cake, or candy.
20. Brit.
a. a piece of candy; sweetmeat or bonbon.
b. a sweet dish or dessert.
21. a beloved person.
22. (in direct address) darling; sweetheart.
Idioms:
sweet on, Informal. infatuated with; in love with.
[before 900; Middle English swet(e), Old English swēte (adj.), c. Old Frisian swēte, Old Saxon swōti, Old High German swuozi, Old Norse søtr; akin to Gothic sutis gentle, Latin suāvis pleasant, Greek hēdýs sweet]
sweet′ly, adv.
sweet′ness, n.

Sweet

(swit)

n.
Henry, 1845–1912, English philologist and linguist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Sweet - English phonetician; one of the founders of modern phonetics (1845-1912)
2.sweet - a dish served as the last course of a mealsweet - a dish served as the last course of a meal
course - part of a meal served at one time; "she prepared a three course meal"
ambrosia - fruit dessert made of oranges and bananas with shredded coconut
baked Alaska - cake covered with ice cream and meringue browned quickly in an oven
blancmange - sweet almond-flavored milk pudding thickened with gelatin or cornstarch; usually molded
charlotte - a mold lined with cake or crumbs and filled with fruit or whipped cream or custard
compote, fruit compote - dessert of stewed or baked fruit
dumpling - dessert made by baking fruit wrapped in pastry
flan - open pastry filled with fruit or custard
frozen dessert - any of various desserts prepared by freezing
junket - dessert made of sweetened milk coagulated with rennet
mousse - a rich, frothy, creamy dessert made with whipped egg whites and heavy cream
pavlova - a dessert consisting of a meringue base or cup filled with fruit and whipped cream
peach melba - ice cream and peaches with a liqueur
whip - a dessert made of sugar and stiffly beaten egg whites or cream and usually flavored with fruit
pudding - any of various soft sweet desserts thickened usually with flour and baked or boiled or steamed
pud, pudding - (British) the dessert course of a meal (`pud' is used informally)
sillabub, syllabub - sweetened cream beaten with wine or liquor
tiramisu - an Italian dessert consisting of layers of sponge cake soaked with coffee and brandy or liqueur layered with mascarpone cheese and topped with grated chocolate
sabayon, zabaglione - light foamy custard-like dessert served hot or chilled
mould, mold - a dish or dessert that is formed in or on a mold; "a lobster mold"; "a gelatin dessert made in a mold"
3.sweet - a food rich in sugar
dainty, goody, kickshaw, treat, delicacy - something considered choice to eat
confectionery - candy and other sweets considered collectively; "the business decided to concentrate on confectionery and soft drinks"
confiture - preserved or candied fruit
sweetmeat - a sweetened delicacy (as a preserve or pastry)
candy, confect - a rich sweet made of flavored sugar and often combined with fruit or nuts
hardbake - a British sweet made with molasses and butter and almonds
chewing gum, gum - a preparation (usually made of sweetened chicle) for chewing
candied apple, candy apple, caramel apple, taffy apple, toffee apple - an apple that is covered with a candy-like substance (usually caramelized sugar)
centre, center - the sweet central portion of a piece of candy that is enclosed in chocolate or some other covering
comfit - candy containing a fruit or nut
maraschino, maraschino cherry - cherry preserved in true or imitation maraschino liqueur
nonpareil - colored beads of sugar used as a topping on e.g. candies and cookies
4.sweet - the taste experience when sugar dissolves in the mouth
gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, taste, taste perception, taste sensation - the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
5.sweet - the property of tasting as if it contains sugar
taste property - a property appreciated via the sense of taste
saccharinity - the excessive sweetness of saccharin
sugariness - the sweetness of sugar
Adj.1.sweet - having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
sugary - containing sugar; "he eats too much sugary food"
sweet - (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content; "sweet dessert wines"
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
sour - having a sharp biting taste
2.sweet - having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherubsweet - having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition"
lovable, loveable - having characteristics that attract love or affection; "a mischievous but lovable child"
3.sweet - pleasing to the earsweet - pleasing to the ear; "the dulcet tones of the cello"
melodic, melodious, musical - containing or constituting or characterized by pleasing melody; "the melodious song of a meadowlark"
4.sweet - pleasing to the senses; "the sweet song of the lark"; "the sweet face of a child"
pleasing - giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance"
5.sweet - pleasing to the mind or feeling; "sweet revenge"
pleasing - giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance"
6.sweet - having a natural fragrancesweet - having a natural fragrance; "odoriferous spices"; "the odorous air of the orchard"; "the perfumed air of June"; "scented flowers"
fragrant - pleasant-smelling
7.sweet - (used of wines) having a high residual sugar content; "sweet dessert wines"
sugary - containing sugar; "he eats too much sugary food"
sweet - having or denoting the characteristic taste of sugar
dry - (of liquor) having a low residual sugar content because of decomposition of sugar during fermentation; "a dry white burgundy"; "a dry Bordeaux"
8.sweet - not containing or composed of salt water; "fresh water"
9.sweet - not soured or preserved; "sweet milk"
unsoured - not having turned bad
10.sweet - with sweetening added
sugary - containing sugar; "he eats too much sugary food"
Adv.1.sweet - in an affectionate or loving manner (`sweet' is sometimes a poetic or informal variant of `sweetly'); "Susan Hayward plays the wife sharply and sweetly"; "how sweet the moonlight sleeps upon this bank"- Shakespeare; "talking sweet to each other"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
poesy, poetry, verse - literature in metrical form

sweet

adjective
2. fragrant, perfumed, aromatic, redolent, sweet-smelling the sweet smell of a summer garden
fragrant rank, foul, stinking, fetid, noisome
3. fresh, clean, pure, wholesome I gulped a breath of sweet air.
4. melodious, musical, harmonious, soft, mellow, silvery, tuneful, dulcet, sweet-sounding, euphonious, silver-toned, euphonic the sweet sounds of Mozart
melodious harsh, unpleasant, grating, strident, shrill, discordant, cacophonous, unmusical, unharmonious
5. charming, kind, gentle, tender, affectionate, agreeable, amiable, sweet-tempered He was a sweet man but when he drank he tended to quarrel.
charming nasty, obnoxious, disagreeable, grumpy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, grouchy (informal)
6. delightful, appealing, cute, taking, winning, fair, beautiful, attractive, engaging, lovable, winsome, cutesy (informal, chiefly U.S.), likable or likeable a sweet little baby girl
delightful nasty, unpleasant, unattractive, obnoxious, objectionable, unappealing, loathsome, unlovable
7. beloved, dear, darling, dearest, pet, treasured, precious, cherished my dear, sweet mother
noun
1. (usually plural) confectionery, candy (U.S.), sweetie, lolly (Austral. & N.Z.), sweetmeat, fondant, bonbon They've always enjoyed fish and chips - and sweets and cakes.
2. (Brit.) dessert, pudding, afters (Brit. informal), last course, sweet course The sweet was a mousse flavoured with whisky.
3. darling, sweetheart, beloved, dearest, angel, treasure, honey `Welcome home, my sweet!' he said.
sweet on in love with, keen on, infatuated with, gone on (slang), fond of, taken with, enamoured of, head over heels in love with, obsessed or bewitched by, wild or mad about (informal) It was rumoured that she was sweet on him. see desserts and sweet dishes

sweet

adjective
1. Having or suggesting the taste of sugar:
3. Easy to love:
noun
A person who is much loved:
Informal: sweetie.
Idiom: light of one's life.
Translations
الحَبيب، المُحْبوبجَذّاب، خَلابحُلوحُلْوحَلْوى
sladkýčerstvýmelodickýmilýpříjemný
sødsødetbehageligdessertet stykke slik
dolĉasekeraĵo
herttainenmakeamakeinenmakeutettumakoisa
मीठा
sladakslatkomio
édesédesség
ánægjulegur, ljúfurelskan, ástinelskulegurferskurgóîur, òægilegur
甘い甘いもの甘口な糖菓素晴らしい
달다사탕신선하다즐거운
suavis
brangiojigardžiakvapismielasis!mieloji!mylimoji
burvīgsjaukskonfektemelodisksmīļā
søtsøtligsukkertilsattsukkertøytiltalende
dulce
ľúbeznýosladiťsladký
sladekbonbonljubekprijazenprijeten
godsaksötrarrensnask
ของหวานน่าพอใจหวาน
dễ chịukẹongọt

sweet

[swiːt]
A. ADJ (sweeter (compar) (sweetest (superl)))
1. (= sugary) [taste, drink, food] → dulce
this coffee is too sweeteste café está demasiado dulce
a glass of sweet white wineuna copa de vino blanco dulce
I love sweet thingsme encanta lo dulce, me encantan las cosas dulces
are those pies sweet or savoury?esos pasteles, ¿son dulces o salados?
sweet and souragridulce
to taste sweettener un sabor dulce
the beer was sweet to the tastela cerveza tenía un gusto dulce
2. (= agreeable) [smell, perfume] → agradable; [sound] → melodioso, dulce
sweet dreams! (Brit) (gen) → que duermas bien; (to child) → ¡que sueñes con los angelitos!
to smell sweettener un olor fragante or aromático
the sweet smell of successlas mieles del éxito
the sweet taste of victoryel dulce sabor de la victoria
the news was sweet music to my earsla noticia fue música celestial para mis oídos
to whisper sweet nothings in sb's ear/to sbdecirle cariñitos a algn al oído
revenge is sweet!¡la dulce venganza!
3. (= gentle, kind) [nature, smile] → dulce; [face] → dulce, lindo (esp LAm)
she is a very sweet persones un verdadero encanto, es una persona muy linda (LAm)
that's very sweet of youes muy amable de tu parte, ¡qué amable!
how sweet of you to think of me!¡qué detalle acordarte de mí!
to keep sb sweettener a algn contento
sweet Jesus!¡Dios Bendito!
to be sweet to sbser bueno con algn
to do sweet Fanny Adams or sweet F.A. politicians do sweet Fanny Adams or sweet F.A (Brit) → los políticos no hacen más que tocarse las narices
4. (= enchanting) [child, animal, house, hat] → mono, lindo (esp LAm)
he was a sweet little boy¡era un niñito tan mono!
what a sweet little puppy!¡qué perrito más or tan mono!
the cottage was really sweetla casita era monísima or una monada or (esp LAm) lindísima
5. (= fresh) [water] → dulce; [air] → fresco; [breath] → sano
sweet milkleche fresca
6. (iro)
to do sth in one's own sweet timehacer algo a su aire, hacer algo cuando le parece a uno
to go one's own sweet wayir a su aire
he carried on in his own sweet waysiguió a su aire
7. to be sweet on sb (o.f.) → estar colado por algn
B. N
1. (esp Brit) (= piece of confectionery) [of any sort] → golosina f; (= boiled sweet, toffee) → caramelo m
2. (Brit) (= dessert) → postre m
3.
my sweet (o.f.) → mi cielo
4. (fig) the sweets of successlas mieles del éxito
the sweets of solitudeel encanto de la soledad
C. CPD sweet basil Nalbahaca f
sweet bay Nlaurel m
sweet cherry Ncereza f dulce
sweet chestnut Ncastaño m dulce
sweet pea Nguisante m de olor, clarín m (Chile)
sweet pepper Npimiento m (dulce)
sweet potato Nbatata f, boniato m, camote m (LAm)
sweet shop N (Brit) → tienda f de chucherías, dulcería f (esp LAm)
sweet talk Nzalamerías fpl
see also sweet-talk sweet tooth N to have a sweet toothser goloso
sweet trolley Ncarrito m de los postres
sweet william Nminutisa f

sweet

[ˈswiːt]
adj
(not savoury) [food, tea, coffee, fruit, taste] → sucré(e)
(not dry) [wine] → doux(douce)
(= fragrant) [smell] → doux(douce)
(= melodic) [sound, voice] → doux(douce)
(= fresh) [air, breath] → frais(fraîche); [water] → doux(douce)
No other well has such sweet water → Aucun autre puits n'a une eau aussi douce.
(= kind) → gentil(le)
That was really sweet of you → C'était vraiment gentil de ta part.
(= cute) → mignon(ne)
Isn't she sweet? → Comme elle est mignonne!
(= satisfying) [revenge, victory] → doux(douce)
adv
to smell sweet → sentir bon
to taste sweet → avoir un goût sucré
n
(British) (= dessert) → dessert m
What sweet did you have? → Qu'est-ce que vous avez mangé comme dessert?
(British) (= candy) → bonbon m
a bag of sweets → un paquet de bonbons
(= darling) → chéri(e) m/fsweet-and-sour [ˌswiːtənˈsaʊər] adj [sauce] → aigre-doux(aigre-douce); [pork, chicken] → à l'aigre-douce

sweet

adj (+er)
süß; to like sweet thingsgern Süßes essen; to have a sweet toothgern Süßes essen, naschhaft sein
(= fresh) food, waterfrisch; air, breathrein, frisch; soilnicht sauer; (= fragrant) smellsüß; the air was sweet with the scent of rosesdie Luft war erfüllt vom Duft der Rosen
(fig)süß; (= kind)lieb; that’s very sweet of youdas ist sehr lieb von dir; that car/horse is a sweet little runnerdas Auto/Pferd läuft prächtig; to be sweet on somebody (dated inf)in jdn vernarrt sein; to keep somebody sweet (inf)jdn bei Laune halten; the water tasted sweet to him (liter)das Wasser schmeckte (ihm) so gut; success was doubly sweet to himer genoss den Erfolg doppelt; once he caught the sweet smell of successals erst der Erfolg lockte; at his own sweet will (iro)wie es ihm gerade passt or einfällt; in his own sweet way (iro)auf seine unübertroffene Art; sweet Fanny Adams or FA (Brit inf) → nix (inf), → nicht die Bohne (inf) ? dream, nothing
n
(Brit: = candy) → Bonbon nt
(Brit: = dessert) → Nachtisch m, → Dessert nt; for sweetzum or als Nachtisch or Dessert
yes, (my) sweet (inf)ja, (mein) Schätzchen or Liebling
sweets pl (fig: = pleasures) → Freuden pl; once he had tasted the sweets of successnachdem er einmal erfahren hatte, wie süß der Erfolg sein kann

sweet

:
sweet-and-sour
adjsüßsauer
sweetbread
nBries nt
sweetbrier
nWeinrose f
sweet chestnut
nEdelkastanie f
sweetcorn
nMais m

sweet

:
sweetmeat
n (old)Leckerei f
sweet-natured
adjlieb

sweet

:
sweet pea
nGartenwicke f
sweet potato
nSüßkartoffel f, → Batate f
sweet-scented
adjsüß duftend
sweet shop
n (Brit) → Süßwarenladen mor -geschäft nt
sweet-smelling
adjsüß riechend
sweet talk
n (inf)süße Worte pl
sweet-talk
vt (inf) to sweet somebody into doing somethingjdn mit süßen Worten dazu bringen, etw zu tun
sweet-tempered
adjverträglich
sweet tooth
n (inf, fig)Vorliebe ffür Süßigkeiten; she has a sweetsie isst gerne Süßigkeiten, sie ist eine Naschkatze (inf)
sweet trolley
n (Brit) → Dessertwagen m

sweet

[swiːt]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (taste) → dolce
this coffee is too sweet → questo caffè è troppo dolce
I love sweet things → adoro i dolci
b. (fresh, pleasant, smell, perfume, sound) → dolce; (breath) → fresco/a (fig) (success) → piacevole; (revenge) → dolce
the sweet smell of success → il profumo del successo
it was sweet to his ear → era musica per le sue orecchie
c. (charming, person) → carino/a, dolce; (smile, character) → dolce; (appearance, village, kitten) → grazioso/a, carino/a
that's very sweet of you → è molto carino da parte tua
what a sweet little dress! → che vestitino grazioso!
he carried on in his own sweet way (iro) → ha continuato (a fare) come gli pareva
2. adv to smell/taste sweetavere un odore/sapore dolce
3. n (Brit) (toffee) → caramella; (dessert) → dolce m

sweet

(swiːt) adjective
1. tasting like sugar; not sour, salty or bitter. as sweet as honey; Children eat too many sweet foods.
2. tasting fresh and pleasant. young, sweet vegetables.
3. (of smells) pleasant or fragrant. the sweet smell of flowers.
4. (of sounds) agreeable or delightful to hear. the sweet song of the nightingale.
5. attractive or charming. What a sweet little baby!; a sweet face/smile; You look sweet in that dress.
6. kindly and agreeable. She's a sweet girl; The child has a sweet nature.
noun
1. (American ˈcandy) a small piece of sweet food eg chocolate, toffee etc. a packet of sweets; Have a sweet.
2. (a dish or course of) sweet food near or at the end of a meal; (a) pudding or dessert. The waiter served the sweet.
3. dear; darling. Hallo, my sweet!
ˈsweeten verb
to make or become sweet or sweeter. Did you sweeten (= put sugar in) my tea?
ˈsweetener noun
something that sweetens, eg a substance used for sweetening food. Saccharin is an artificial sweetener, often used instead of sugar.
ˈsweetly adverb
in an attractive, charming, agreeable or kindly manner. She sang/smiled very sweetly.
ˈsweetness noun
ˈsweetheart noun
1. a boyfriend or girlfriend.
2. used as an endearment for any beloved person, eg a child. Goodbye, sweetheart!
sweet potato
(the edible tuber of) a tropical twining plant.
sweet-ˈsmelling adjective
sweet-smelling flowers.
sweet-ˈtempered adjective
kind and friendly.

sweet

حُلْو, حَلْوَى, لَطِيف příjemný, sladkost, sladký slik, sød Bonbon, lieb, süß αβρός, γλυκό, γλυκός caramelo, dulce, encantador herttainen, makea, makeinen dessert, mignon, sucré mio, sladak, slatko amabile, dolce 快い, 甘い, 甘いもの, 사탕, 즐거운 snoepje, zoet søt, sukkertøy, tiltalende cukierek, przyjemny, słodki doce, meigo конфета, милый, сладкий godsak, rar, söt ของหวาน, น่าพอใจ, หวาน şeker, tatlı dễ chịu, kẹo, ngọt 令人满意的, 甜点, 甜的

sweet

a. dulce, azucarado-a; [tempered] dulce, agradable, gentil.

sweet

adj dulce; to have a — tooth (fam) ser goloso, gustar(le) (a uno) los dulces; npl dulces mpl, caramelos
References in classic literature ?
Margaret, the eldest of the four, was sixteen, and very pretty, being plump and fair, with large eyes, plenty of soft brown hair, a sweet mouth, and white hands, of which she was rather vain.
He wondered if the flame of the spirit really burned in him and dreamed of a day when a strong sweet new current of power would come like a great wind into his voice and his soul and the people would tremble before the spirit of God made manifest in him.
The lumber was hard to work because it was full of frost, and the boards gave off a sweet smell of pine woods, as the heap of yellow shavings grew higher and higher.
How luxurious it felt to rest thus in a strange, quaint bed, with its sweet country odor of laurel lingering about the sheets and mattress
I had but to make the sign of the cross, sprinkle some holy water upon them, and call them by their sweet secret names, and the whole rout had been off to the woods, with mad gambol and song, before the eyes of the astonished farmer.
Then sweet music sounded on the air, and the loud tones were hushed, as in wondering silence the Fairies waited what should come.
Your gracious lady, Whose beauty is a lamp that pales the stars And robs Diana's quiver of her beams Has welcomed me with such sweet courtesies That if it be her pleasure, and your own, I will come often to your simple house.
Banners yellow, glorious, golden, On its roof did float and flow,(This -- all this -- was in the olden Time long ago,) And every gentle air that dallied, In that sweet day, Along the ramparts plumed and pallid, A winged odour went away.
For December, and January, and the latter part of November, you must take such things as are green all winter: holly; ivy; bays; juniper; cypress-trees; yew; pine-apple-trees; fir-trees; rosemary; lavender; periwinkle, the white, the purple, and the blue; germander; flags; orangetrees; lemon-trees; and myrtles, if they be stoved; and sweet marjoram, warm set.
Once, in the days when the Imperial Institute rose in South Kensington, and Joseph Chamberlain was booming the Empire, I induced the editor of a leading monthly review to commission an article from Sweet on the imperial importance of his subject.
Sweet is the scent of the hawthorn, and sweet are the bluebells that hide in the valley, and the heather that blows on the hill.
All the air was filled with the sweet smell of good things cooking.