The botanic garden; representations of hardy ornamental flowering plants cultivated in Great Britain; with their names, classes [&c.]. [With] The floral register [and] The fruitist (Google eBook)

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1824
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Page xii - Then wherefore, wherefore were they made, All dyed with rainbow light, All fashioned with supremest grace Upspringing day and night : Springing in valleys green and low. And on the mountains high, And in the silent wilderness Where no man...
Page xii - Now I shall be out of sight ; So through the valley and over the height, In silence I'll take my way : I will not go on like that blustering train, The wind and the snow, the hail and the rain, Who make so much bustle and noise in vain, But I'll be as busy as they.
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Page xii - He might have made enough, enough For every want of ours ; For luxury, medicine, and toil, And yet have made no flowers.
Page xii - See dying vegetables life sustain, See life dissolving vegetate again: All forms that perish other forms supply; (By turns we catch the vital breath, and die) Like bubbles on the sea of Matter borne, They rise, they break, and to that sea return. Nothing is foreign: parts relate to whole; One all-extending, all-preserving soul Connects each being, greatest with the least; Made beast in aid of man, and man of beast; All served, all serving: nothing stands alone: The chain holds on, and where it ends,...
Page xii - ... and God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat...
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Page xii - ... Then he flew to the mountain, and powdered its crest; He lit on the trees, and their boughs he dressed In diamond beads ; and over the breast Of the quivering lake he spread A coat of mail...
Page xii - Look round our World ; behold the chain of Love Combining all below and all above. See plastic Nature working to this end, The single atoms each to other tend, 10 Attract, attracted to, the next in place Form'd and impell'd its neighbour to embrace.
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