Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Ease of heart; tranquillity of mind. Also heart-ease.
- n. In botany: A popular and poetic name of plants of the genus Viola, especially V. tricolor, the pansy, and V. lutea, the common yellow violet of Europe. See pansy and violet. The name appears to have been transferred to these plants from the wallflower, Cheiranthus Cheiri, originally classed with the violets, being first used in the sense of “cordial” for a medicine prepared from violets, supposed to be good for troubles of the heart.
- n. In some parts of the United States, the common persicary, peachwort, lady's-thumb, or smartweed, Polygonum Persicaria.
- n. In Australia, a small scrophulariaceous plant, Gratiola pedunculata.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Ease of heart; peace or tranquillity of mind or feeling.
- n. (Bot.) A species of violet (Viola tricolor), a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived; -- called also
- n. (Bot.) A violet of the Pacific coast of North America (Viola ocellata) having white petals tinged with yellow and deep violet.
- n. (Bot.) A common Old World viola (Viola arvensis) with creamy often violet-tinged flowers.
- n. a common and long cultivated European herb from which most common garden pansies are derived
- n. common Old World viola with creamy often violet-tinged flowers
- n. the absence of mental stress or anxiety
- n. violet of Pacific coast of North America having white petals tinged with yellow and deep violet
“There was an obvious change in Miss Helstone: all about her seemed elastic; depression, fear, forlornness, were withdrawn: no longer crushed, and saddened, and slow, and drooping, she looked like one who had tasted the cordial of heart's-ease, and been lifted on the wing of hope.”
“They had found the "herb heart's-ease" in the bleakest spot of all New England.”
“Crossing a rustic bridge, we pass through a garden (for it is no less, though man has had no spade in it) of pinks, marigolds, cyclamens, and heart's-ease, &c. &c.; the moist meadow land below is”
“The time-honored custom of our metropolis has made it a point of peculiar radiance; a halcyon period, when heart's-ease would seem to be the general feeling, and smiles the social insignia.”
“In the grass, everywhere, were thousands and millions of primroses, heart's-ease, and morning-glories; all crowded together, so”
“The exotic cactus, with its gorgeous blossoms of scarlet, flourished where the sun shone hottest; and there were beds of heart's-ease, forget-me-nots, single pinks and carnations, creeping ice-plant and the delicate sensitive plant, shrubs of crêpe myrtle and althea, with rows of holly-hocks”
“If ever we do return to those fields of defeat we ought to pluck a little heart's-ease or bring back a lily with us, that we may testify that where sin abounded "grace doth much more abound.”
“We go back and dig it up again when the Lord Himself has buried it, and when over its grave He has planted fair heart's-ease and lilies of peace.”
“But the Good Samaritans on the Carpathia gave many women heart's-ease.”
“All good things come to those who can wait in sweet tranquillity for them, and seldom does Fortune fail to bring love and heart's-ease upon the changeful stream of changeful days to those who trust her for them.”
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