Social diarists of great value appear after the Restoration in Pepys, Evelyn, Reresby, Narcissus Luttrell and Swift (Journal to Stella), and political writing grows more important as a source of history, whether it takes the form of Bacons (ed.
North of Haarlem to twice that distance south, hyacinths, tulips, narcissus and crocuses being the flowers chiefly cultivated.
Burbidge, The Narcissus (1875); a more recent scientific treatment of the genus will be found in J.
It is common among Monocotyledons, as Narcissus (fig.
Baker, The Narcissus (48 col.
For an account of the history and culture of the narcissus see F.
From its associations Wieseler takes Narcissus himself to be a spirit of the underworld, of death and rest.
Thus, the Lent lily is Narcissus Pseudonarcissus; the African lily is Agapanthus umbellatus; the Belladonna lily is Amaryllis Belladonna (q.v.); the Jacobaea lily is Sprekelia formosissima; the Mariposa lily is Calochortus; the lily of the Incas is Alstroemeria pelegrina; St Bernard's lily is Anthericum Liliago; St Bruno's lily is Anthericum (or Paradisia) Liliastrum; the water lily is Nymphaea alba; the Arum lily is Richardia africana; and there are many others.
In Narcissus the appendages are united to form a crown, consisting of a membrane similar to that which unites the stamens in Pancratium.
As a chthonian divinity she is accompanied by a snake; the myrtle, asphodel and narcissus (which Persephone was gathering when carried off by Hades) also are sacred to her.