The Sultana Tulipia

The Story of The Sultana Tulipia is from Les Fleurs Anime (The Flowers Personified), a book published in 1847 with 54 etched and hand-coloured botanic illustrations depicting an enchanting world of flower ladies. Unfortunately this story doesn't end too well for the beautiful Tulipia who is beautiful but lacks sense (scents). The story concludes with the following:

For a few days the tragical end of the unfortunate sultana was the common topic and then she ceased to be named. No one regretted her. Beauty without intelligence leaves few traces on the memory.

You can read the whole story in the iframe below or go to this site: http://www.archive.org/stream/flowerspersonif00gimbgoog#page/n13/mode/2up