And because the breath of flowers is far sweeter in the air (where it comes and goes, like the warbling of music) than in the hand, therefore nothing is more fit for that delight than to know what be the flowers and plants that do best perfume the air.
Note 1. Of similar meaning, Thy wish was father, Harry, to that thought. See Shakespeare, page 90. [back]
Note 2. Every man is the architect of his own fortune.Pseudo-Sallust: Epist. de Rep. Ordin. ii. 1.
His own character is the arbiter of every ones fortune.Publius Syrus: Maxim 283. [back]
Note 3. Fortune is painted blind, with a muffler afore her eyes, to signify to you that Fortune is blind.William Shakespeare: Henry V. act iii. sc. 6. [back]