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  • Then having a couple of flowered rugs spread under the olea trees on the hills, she bade the matrons on duty, the waiting-maids and other servants to likewise make themselves comfortable and to eat and drink at their pleasure until they were wanted, when they could come and answer the calls.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • This said he forthwith drained the wine, and, picking up a bud of a diminutive variety of olea fragrans, he recited:

    Hung Lou Meng

  • On the gosling-yellow labels was written, on one: “Pure extract of olea fragrans,” on the other, “Pure extract of roses.”

    Hung Lou Meng

  • The next day, Hsiang-yün invited dowager lady Chia and her other relatives to come and look at the olea flowers.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • When she has no money to go and buy some olea frangrans oil.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • “Go,” she added, directing the servant-girls, “and fetch the powder, made of green beans, and scented with the leaves of chrysanthemums and the stamens of the olea fragrans; and keep it ready to rinse our hands with.”

    Hung Lou Meng

  • Or like green bands, they waved and flapped; or like gold thread, they coiled and bent, either with seeds resembling cinnabar, or with blossoms like golden olea; whose fragrance and aroma could not be equalled by those emitted by flowers of ordinary species.

    Hung Lou Meng

  • Your figure will be as winsome as an olea fragrans; your talents as ample as those of a Fairy!

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  • Thy charms that they can match the olea or orchid, but thoughts inane!

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  • The other day, he espied the olea flowers in the park, and he plucked two twigs.

    Hung Lou Meng

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