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They like to think of spending money, not of saving it. But it is not at all dry to their elders. It is what St. Beuve said of literary enjoyment, a "pure délice du goût et du coeur dans la maturité."
"Show mee the grounde with daifadown-dillies, And cowslips, and kingcups, and loved lillies; The pretty pawnee, And the cherisaunce, Shall march with the fayre flowre delice." Another instance is the mignonette of our French neighbours, known also as the "love-flower." Prior remarks, is traceable to the "old Norse runa, a charm, from its being supposed to have power to avert evil."
Prince Metternich told me that Rossini had once said to him that he wished people would not always feel obliged to sing his music when they sang at his house. "J'acclamerais avec delice 'Au clair de la lune, meme avec variations," he said, in his comical way. Rossini's wife's name is Olga.
L. de (Lillie de) Hegermann-Lindencrone - In the Courts of Memory, 1858 1875; from Contemporary Letters
Nous sommes toutes les âmes que brûle le sainte flamme du désire! Ah, la parole idéale dont s'enivre mon corps tout entier! Dis encore ta chanson de délice! Ta chanson victorieuse, ta chanson de printemps! The duet wore on, enthralling in its closeness to common human life, with its touches of tears, its touches of laughter, its hints of tenderness and bursts of passion.