And the light music of the dropping whey is in my ears, mingling with the twittering of a bird outside the wire network window--the window overlooking the garden, and shaded by tall Guelder roses.
In that leafy, flowery, bushy time, to look for any one in this garden was like playing at "hide-and-seek." There were the tall hollyhocks beginning to flower and dazzle the eye with their pink, white, and yellow; there were the syringas and Guelder roses, all large and disorderly for want of trimming; there were leafy walls of scarlet beans and late peas; there was a row of bushy filberts in one direction, and in another a huge apple-tree making a barren circle under its low-spreading boughs.
The trees, with their different kinds of foliage, rise up straight and tall, fantastically colored by patches of lichen, forming magnificent colonnades, with a line of straggling hedgerow of guelder
rose, briar rose, box and arbutus above and below the roadway at their feet.
The--er--Aster, and the Crocus, and the--er--Ladies' Smock in her season, the Chrysanthemum after her kind, and the Guelder
Rose bringing forth abundantly withal."
Patrons of the Old Faith: The Catholic Nobility in Utrecht and Guelders
Born in Nijmegen in around 1370, he grew up in a clan of artists closely tied to the court of the Duchy of Guelders
. As the literal meaning of the family name suggests, they were known for 'painting well'; but it is clear that they had a foot in every major medium of the age.
. The poems bear the titles assigned to the illuminations,
At the beginning of Au pres de vous, the large illustrated "A" incorporates a coat of arms, identified by a handwritten note on the facing page of the bound volume as "celui de Gueldres et Julliers," i.e., that of Guelders
(or Gelderland) and Julich.
The first of these, on Dutch monuments in Frisia, Groningen, Guelders
and Holland, was apparently sent by de Witt in 1609 to accompany a copy of Lipsius' letters borrowed from van Buchell and now returned.
(157) On the other hand, membership of a society or confraternity might come only after admission as an advocate before the court, as seems to have been the case in the provincial court of Guelders
in Arnhem, where membership of the confraternity of St.
Flanders, Holland, and Brabant were the most popular travel regions in the Low Countries, but areas like Guelders
and Hainaut also drew considerable (if smaller) numbers of foreign and domestic travellers.