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Can anything be more grotesque and barbarous than our 'florists' bouquets,' a series of concentric rings of flowers of divers colours, bordered by maidenhair and a piece of stiff lace paper, in which stems, leaves, and even petals are brutally crushed, and the grace and individuality of each flower systematically destroyed?

Isabella Bird

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Author Profession: Explorer
Nationality: English
Born: October 15, 1831
Died: October 7, 1904

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