from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A plant, Anemone Pulsatilla, wild throughout Europe and in Siberia, also a garden-flower.
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For us of the minority, ... the chance to find a pasque-flower is a right as inalienable as free speech.
The pasque-flower – dark purple, sun-hearted, with its symbolism of the old grief and the young joy that the Christian mystic puts into the word Easter – was given for cataract: it cures a darkness worse than that of the eyes.
A few days later and the light purple pasque-flower will unfold and gem the flush of new life on the northern prairies.
The pasque-flower (_Anemone pulsatilla_) grows abundantly on the Chalk slopes near Aldbury.
The next most admirable flower in the estimation of settlers in this part of the new world was the pasque-flower or wind-flower (_Anemone patens_ var. _Nuttalliana_).
Under their thickets of the prickly sloe-tree and the sweet-smelling bay lay the winding ways of buried cities; their runlets of water rippled where kings and warriors slept beneath the soil, and the yellow marsh lily, and the purple and the rose of the wind-flower and the pasque-flower, and the bright red of the Easter tulips, and the white and the gold of the asphodels, and the colours of a thousand other rarer and less homelike blossoms, spread their innocent glory in their turn to the sky and the breeze, above the sunken stones of courts and gates and palaces and prisons.