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2 Contrast it to calm, rounded flowers-- arum, lilies, camellias, tuberoses. Not that it is crazy, but it is violent (though well compacted, put together within reasonable limits)
3 At stem-tip, the luxurious marvels of its linen come unbuttoned from a toggle, unbudded from a supple node of leaves. Carnations, those marvelous rags. How clean they are.
4 Breathing them in, you feel a pleasure whose other side would be a sneeze. Seeing them, the pleasure you feel at the sight of the underpants, with fine cut lace, of a young girl who cares for her linens.