Fragrance Quote for January 11th, 2012 from "Snow-drops"-Chambers's journal, Volume 17 By William Chambers, Robert Chambers

But now for my snow-drops: there they wave in thousands—
'Like pendent flakes of vegetating sno*—
The early heralds of the infant year—'
in every stage of beauty, from the hint that a tiny
spot of green and white, bursting through the dark earth, might give, to the fully - developed blossoms, hanging lightly on its graceful stalks, robed in its vestal garb of white, and shedding its own peculiar fragrance on the pure air. I gathered large supplies—enough to make me the envy of all the lovers of spring-flowers whom I met; enough to fill my moss-basket, and vases, and glasses without end for myself; and enough to send a feeling of spring brightness and joy into the hearts of two or three invalids, to whose sick-rooms I sent some of these pretty messengers.
Chambers's journal, Volume 17
By William Chambers, Robert Chambers