The Floral World and Garden Guide, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Groombridge and sons., 1860
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Page 227 - Not in the solitude Alone may man commune with Heaven, or see, Only in savage wood And sunny vale, the present Deity ; Or only hear his voice Where the winds whisper and the waves rejoice. Even here do I behold Thy steps, Almighty ! here, amidst the crowd Through the great city rolled, With everlasting murmur deep and loud Choking the ways that wind 'Mongst the proud piles, the work of human kind.
Page 51 - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground ; Another race the following spring supplies ; They fall successive, and successive rise : So generations in their course decay; So flourish these when those are pass'd away.
Page 227 - Thy Spirit is around, Quickening the restless mass that sweeps along; And this eternal sound, Voices and footfalls of the numberless throng, Like the resounding sea, Or like the rainy tempest, speaks of thee.
Page 140 - Ye fearful saints, fresh courage take; The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy, and shall break In blessings on your head.
Page 173 - A THING of beauty is a joy for ever : Its loveliness increases ; it will never Pass into nothingness ; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.
Page 243 - If a gale sets in from the E. or SE., and the wind veers by the South, the barometer will continue falling until the wind is near a marked change, when a lull may occur ; after which, the gale will soon be renewed, perhaps suddenly and violently, and the veering of the wind towards the NW., North or NE.
Page 232 - ... fronds in the centre to be pushing upwards. They may now be safely potted. I have no faith in exact proportions for mixing soils, and my candid opinion is that the mechanical condition of the soil has more influence than anything else. Let it then, above all things, be open and porous. Use pots as small as you can in the first place, and shift them from time to time as the plants may require it, using rough peaty soil as before. If allowed to become pot-bound, the fronds soon dwindle in size....
Page 243 - Although the barometer generally falls with a southerly, and rises with a northerly wind, the contrary sometimes occurs ; in which cases the southerly wind is dry and the weather fine, or the northerly wind is wet and violent. " When the barometer sinks considerably, high wind, rain, or snow will follow. The wind will be from the northward, if the thermometer is low (for the season) from the southward, if the thermometer is high, for the time of year and the locality.
Page 36 - Cannes as much again, and of a finer odor ; 500 Ibs. of orange blossoms yield about 2 Ibs. of pure Neroly oil. At Cannes the acacia thrives particularly well, and produces yearly about 9,000 Ibs...
Page 268 - Sam-sici, in the northern part of the island of Formosa, where it is said to form large forests. The bark and rind are, previous to exportation, stripped from the pith, which is then called Bok-shung. The iron knife commonly used for cutting this pith weighs about 2i Ibs., and is of the roughest and coarsest workmanship,* and perhaps not one blade in twenty is sufficiently well tempered to be advantageously used.

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