Parsons, who preceded Hopper, was florence nightingale compared to her eventual rival.
Punch's tribute to the services of florence nightingale in reorganizing the nursing profession has already been noted.
But florence nightingale has been too strong for even the immortal "Sairey."
But often the force of florence nightingale's example was direct and practical.
Life-boats and emigrant-ships were christened The florence nightingale.
Then she went away, and began to read a paper about sick people written by florence nightingale.
"I am emulating florence nightingale," she returned lightly.
florence nightingale not only got leave to work, but did so, very quietly but very persistently.
florence nightingale had been traveling in Egypt, and was still abroad.
Pray believe me, dear Sir, ever your faithful servant, florence nightingale.
Old English næctigalæ, nihtegale, compound formed in Proto-Germanic (cf. Dutch nachtegaal, German Nachtigall) from *nakht- "night" (see night) + *galon "to sing," related to Old English giellan "yell" (see yell). With parasitic -n- that appeared mid-13c. Dutch nightingale "frog" is attested from 1769. In Japanese, "nightingale floor" is said to be the term for boards that creak when you walk on them.
French rossignol (Old French lousseignol) is, with Spanish ruiseñor, Portuguese rouxinol, Italian rosignuolo, from Vulgar Latin *rosciniola, dissimilated from Latin lusciniola "nightingale," diminutive of luscinia "nightingale."
Nightingale Night·in·gale (nīt'n-gāl', nī'tĭng-), Florence. 1820-1910.
British nurse who organized (1854) and directed a unit of field nurses during the Crimean War and is considered the founder of modern nursing.