It was a July midnight; and from out A full-orbed moon, that, like thine own soul, soaring, Sought a precipitate pathway up through heaven, There fell a silvery-silken veil of light, With quietude, and sultriness, and slumber, Upon the upturned faces of a thousand Roses that grew in an enchanted garden, Where no wind dared to stir, unless on tiptoe -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That gave out, in return for the love-light, Their odorous souls in an ecstatic death -- Fell on the upturn'd faces of these roses That smiled and died in this parterre
, enchanted By thee, and by the poetry of thy presence.
The "pigeon house" stood behind a locked gate, and a shallow parterre
that had been somewhat neglected.
It was a long, not very broad strip of cultured ground, with an alley bordered by enormous old fruit trees down the middle; there was a sort of lawn, a parterre
of rose-trees, some flower-borders, and, on the far side, a thickly planted copse of lilacs, laburnums, and acacias.
Athos went towards the house; but he had hardly reached the parterre
, when the entrance gate appeared in a blaze; all the flambeaux stopped and appeared to enflame the road.
We then removed to another at the middle of the mountain, situated in a kind of natural parterre
, or garden; the soil was fruitful, and the trees that shaded it from the scorching heat of the sun gave it an agreeable and refreshing coolness.
The casket was soon open before them, and the various jewels spread out, making a bright parterre
on the table.
Reed to buy of his young lady all the products of her parterre
she wished to sell: and Eliza would have sold the hair off her head if she could have made a handsome profit thereby.
Upon reaching their stalls, they found the whole of the audience in the parterre
standing up and directing their gaze towards the box formerly possessed by the Russian ambassador.
Within those high walls, so forbidding in aspect, there lay charming gardens, gay with parterres
of flowers, and shaded by noble trees, not only those belonging to the house itself, but those of other adjoining dwellings of the same character--one looked over park-like grounds covering some acres.
I noticed that the green plants kept nearer the top of the sea, whilst the red were at a greater depth, leaving to the black or brown the care of forming gardens and parterres
in the remote beds of the ocean.
At the Victoria port he found a confused mass of ships of all nations: English, French, American, and Dutch, men-of-war and trading vessels, Japanese and Chinese junks, sempas, tankas, and flower-boats, which formed so many floating parterres
. Passepartout noticed in the crowd a number of the natives who seemed very old and were dressed in yellow.
There are no richer parterres
to my eyes than the dense beds of dwarf andromeda