Outlines of Botany: Including a General History of the Vegetable Kingdom, in which Plants are Arranged According to the System of Natural Affinities, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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John Churchill, 1835 - Botany - 1190 pages
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Page 998 - The fruitage fair to sight, like that which grew Near that bituminous lake where Sodom flamed ; This more delusive, not the touch, but taste Deceived ; they, fondly thinking to allay Their appetite with gust, instead of fruit Chew'd bitter ashes, which the offended taste With spattering noise rejected : oft they...
Page 551 - The fig-tree, not that kind for fruit renowned, But such as at this day to Indians known In Malabar or Deccan spreads her arms Branching so broad and long, that in the ground The bended twigs take root, and daughters grow About the mother tree, a pillared shade High overarched, and echoing walks between...
Page 702 - My lord of Ely, when I was last in Holborn, I saw good strawberries in your garden there ; I do beseech you send for some of them.
Page 545 - They gather it when full grown, while it is green and hard: then they bake it in an oven, which scorcheth the rind, and makes it black; but they scrape off the outside black crust, and there remains a tender thin crust; and the inside is soft, tender and white, like the crumb of a penny loaf.
Page 759 - And one went out into the field to gather herbs, and found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage: for they knew them not.
Page 663 - fit dainties for ladies, they came so far, and cost so dear.
Page 545 - ... when wheat is at five shillings the bushel ; it is of a round shape, and hath a thick tough rind: when the fruit is ripe, it is yellow and soft, and the taste is sweet and pleasant.
Page 993 - Tory pleasant comedy, for they turned natural fools upon it for several days : one would blow up a feather in the air ; another would dart straws at it with much fury...
Page 990 - A custome lothsome to the eye, hatefull to the Nose, harmefull to the braine, dangerous to the Lungs, and in the blacke stinking fume thereof, neerest resembling the horrible Stigian smoke of the pit that is bottomlesse.
Page 549 - At Rome the fig was carried next to the vine, in the processions in honour of Bacchus, as the patron of plenty and joy; and Bacchus was supposed to have derived his corpulency and vigour, not from the vine, but from the fig. All these circumstances indicate that the fig contributed very largely to the support of man; and we may reasonably account for this from the facility with ; which it is cultivated in climates of moderate ! temperature.

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