What Victorians held in their hearts was not always so easily expressed. Even so, sweet sentiments were not to be neglected.
Etiquette hardly made allowances for improper introductions - let alone grand gestures.
That is how the language of flowers (floriography) came into being. Feelings that could not be spoken or proclaimed publicly could instead be expressed through blooms.
Yellow roses symbolized friendship and joy.
Quote on the back reads:
"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?" - Oscar Wilde
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