Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Aphrodite” in chapter 1 of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Irene E. Jerome., In a fair country:
...ith this sweet April of smiles and tears.
It needs only to add, that all her traditions are beautiful.
Ovid says well, that she was not named from aperire, to open, as some have thought, but from Aphrodite , goddess of beauty.
April holds Easter-time, St. George's Day, and the Eve of St. Mark's. She has not, like her sister May in Germany, been transformed to a verb and made a synonyme for joy,—...
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