The life of a tree (Google eBook)

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Page 216 - For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, That it will sprout again, And that the tender branch thereof will not cease; Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, And the stock thereof die in the ground, Yet through the scent of water it will bud, And put forth boughs like a plant...
Page 202 - And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them : and they were sore afraid.
Page 216 - Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant. But man dieth, and wasteth away: yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?
Page 62 - For several months of the year not a single shower moistens its foliage. Its branches appear dead and dried, but when the trunk is pierced, there flows from it a sweet and nourishing milk. It is at the rising of the sun, that this vegetable fountain is most abundant. The...
Page 62 - The blacks and natives are then seen hastening from all quarters, furnished with large bowls to receive the milk, which grows yellow, and thickens at its surface.
Page 77 - ... everything but air from getting access to the earth below it. After growing in the earth for five years, the tree was removed, and on being weighed was found to have gained one hundred and sixty-four pounds, as it now weighed one hundred and sixty-nine pounds.
Page 156 - Stowe, were observed to be brilliantly illuminated by phosphoric light. During the intervals of the flashes of lightning, the night was exceedingly dark, and nothing else could be distinguished in the gloom except the bright light upon the leaves of these flowers. The luminous appearance continued uninterruptedly for a considerable length of time : it did not appear to resemble any electric effect...
Page 12 - raised in the garden of the Horticultural Society from seeds taken from the stomach of a man, whose skeleton was found thirty feet below the surface of the earth, at the bottom of a barrow which was opened near Dorchester. He had been buried with some coins of the Emperor Hadrian ; and it is therefore probable that the seeds were sixteen or seventeen hundred years old...
Page 76 - ... the winds, it was covered with a metal plate full of very minute holes, which would exclude everything but air from getting access to the earth below it. After growing in the earth for five years the tree was removed, and on being weighed was found to have gained one hundred and sixty-four pounds, as it now weighed one hundred and sixty-nine.
Page 215 - In 1724 a roadway was cut through its venerable trunk, higher than the entrance to Westminster Abbey, and sufficiently capacious to permit a carriage and four horses to pass through it.

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