The Field, the Garden, and the Woodland; Or, Interesting Facts Respecting Flowers and Plants in General: Designed for the Young, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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C. Cox, 1847 - Flowers - 194 pages
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Page 96 - There is no instance of a man before Gibbons who gave to wood the loose and airy lightness of flowers, and chained together the various productions of the elements with a free disorder natural to each species.
Page 37 - Of libertine Excess. The Sofa suits The gouty limb, 'tis true ; but gouty limb, Though on a Sofa, may I never feel : For I have...
Page 105 - The friends, who in our sunshine live, When winter comes, are flown; And he who has but tears to give, Must weep those tears alone. But Thou wilt heal that broken heart, Which, like the plants that throw Their fragrance from the wounded part, Breathes sweetness out of woe.
Page 30 - I'll tell you, scholar, when I sat last on this primrose bank, and looked down these meadows, I thought of them as Charles the Emperor did of the city of Florence, "that they were too pleasant to be looked on but only on holidays.
Page 108 - In some people the external thin skin, or cuticle, peels off in a few days, as is the case when a person has scalded or burnt any part of his body. Nay, the nature of some persons will not even allow them to approach the place where the tree grows, or to expose themselves to the wind, when it carries the effluvia or exhalations of this tree with it, without letting them feel the inconvenience of the swelling, which I have just now described.
Page 99 - Bagh, or thousand gardens, in the vicinity of Shiraz ; and we were surprised and delighted to find that we were to enjoy this meal on a stack of roses. On this a carpet was laid, and we sat cross-legged like the natives. The stack, which was as large as a common one of hay in England, had been formed without much trouble from the heaps or cocks of roseleaves, collected before they were sent into the city to be distilled.
Page 27 - Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
Page 61 - Druidism prevailed the houses were decked with evergreens in December, that the sylvan spirits might repair to them, and remain unnipped with frost and •cold winds, until a milder season had renewed the foliage of their darling abodes.
Page 108 - An incision being made into the tree, a whitish yellow juice, which has a nauseous smell, comes out between the bark and the wood. This tree is not known for its good qualities, but greatly so for the effect of its poison, which though it is noxious to some people, yet does not in the least affect others.
Page 61 - the dark places of the earth are full of the habitations of cruelty...

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