"with immediacy and intensity, smell activates the memory, allowing our minds to travel freely in time."
Tom Robbins Jitterbug Perfume 1984
"here’s your sweet lavender
sixteen sprigs a penny
that you’ll find my ladies
will smell as sweet as any"
Lavender Sellers’s Cry, London England CA 1900
"There’s flowers for you;
Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram;
The marigold, that goes to bed wi’ the sun,
And with him rises weeping; thes are flower
Of middle summer, and I thek they are given
To men of middle age."
William Shakespeare The Winter’s Tale
‘best among the good plants for hot, sandy soils
are the ever blessed lavender and rosemary,
delicious old garden bushes that one can hardly dissociate."
Miss Jekyll Home and Garden 1900
"ladies fair, I bring to you
lavender with spikes of blue;
sweeter plant was never found
growing on our english ground."
"we shall find a cleanly room
lavender in the windows
and twenty ballads stuck about the wall."
Izaak Walton The Compleat Angler 1653-55
"And lavender, whose spikes of azure bloom
shall be, ere-while, in arid bundles bound
to lurk admist the labours of her loom,
and crown her kerchiefs witl mickle rare perfume."
William Shenstone The School Mistress 1742
"… his aunt jobiska made him drink
lavender water tinged with pink,
for she said,
‘ the word in general knows there’s nothing so good for a pobble’s toes!"
Edward Lear "The Pobble Who has No Toes" from Laugable Lyrics
"lavender, sweet lavender;
come and buy my lavender,
hide it in your trousseau, lady fair.
Let its flovely fragrance flow
Over your from head to toe,
lightening on your eyes, your cheek, your hair."
Cumberkand Clark Flower Song Book 1929
"lavender, sweet-briar, 0rris, here
shall beauty make her pomander,
her sweet-balls for to lay in clothes
that wrap her as the leaves the rose."
Katherine Tynan The Choice