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Page 204 - Four acres was the allotted space of ground, Fenced with a green enclosure all around. Tall thriving trees confess'd the fruitful mould : The reddening apple ripens here to gold. Here the blue fig with luscious juice o'erflows, With deeper red the full pomegranate glows : The branch here bends beneath the weighty pear, And verdant olives flourish round the year.
Page 297 - Some dry the black'ning clusters in the sun. Others to tread the liquid harvest join, The groaning presses foam with floods of wine. Here are the vines in early flow'r descry'd, Here grapes discolour'd on the sunny side, And there in Autumn's richest purple dy'd. ' Beds of all various herbs, for ever green, In beauteous order terminate the scene.
Page 204 - This through the gardens leads its streams around, Visits each plant, and waters all the ground: While that in pipes beneath the palace flows, And thence its current on the town bestows ; To various use their various streams they bring, The people one, and one supplies the king...
Page 44 - When first the marriage knot was tied Betwixt my wife and me, My age did hers as far exceed As three times three does three ; , But when ten years and half ten years We man and wife had been, Her age came up as near to mine As eight is to sixteen. Now tell me, I pray, What were our ages on the wedding-day...
Page 347 - Ferments, and in a living shower descends. How vapours hanging on the towering hills, In breezes sigh, or weep in warbling rills : Whence infant winds their tender pinions try, And river-gods their thirsty urns supply.
Page 27 - Capricorn; because the sun, at the respective solstices, is situated in the division, or signs of the ecliptic so denominated. Of these signs there are twelve, each occupying 30° of its circumference. They commence at the vernal equinox, and are named in order — Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer,, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricornus, Aquarius, Pisces. They are denoted also by the following symbols: — 'y>, «, n, 25, Si, i%, .*, »l, t,^f, ~, K. The ecliptic itself is also divided...
Page 112 - By the help of this fcience, land is ibid by die meafure, as well as cloth : workmen are paid the due price of their labour, according; to the fuperficial or folid meafure of their work : and the quantity of liquors determined, for a due regulation of their price and duty.
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