Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ed. Poems of Places: An Anthology in 31 Volumes. France: Vols. IXX. 187679.
Translated by Louisa Stuart Costello
Each Pierrot, on taking leave of his Marie, when the fête is concluded presents her with a bouquet, which is only sold on that occasion. It is composed of artificial flowers of fanciful shapes, whose cup is formed of a pearl, made of looking-glass, and little convex mirrors are disposed between the leaves and flowers. These bouquets are religiously preserved, by the young girls, as they are often a pledge of proposed marriage at All-Saints or Christmas. They are placed at the head of their beds, and are frequently looked at with great interest to see if the little mirrors remain untarnished, as, otherwise, it is a proof of the infidelity of the youth who was the giver of the tell-tale treasure.A Summer among the Bocages.