The trees of America: native and foreign, pictorially and botanically delineated, and scientifically and popularly described. Illustrated by numerous engravings (Google eBook)

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Harper, 1846 - Trees - 520 pages
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Page 162 - And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the • seventh month : 15.
Page 505 - It was not their custom to use hostile weapons against their fellow-creatures, for which reason they had come unarmed. Their object was not to do injury, and thus provoke the Great Spirit, but to do good. They were then met on the broad pathway of good faith and good will, so that no advantage was to be taken on either side, but all was to be openness, brotherhood, and love.
Page 162 - Is there under the heavens a more glorious and refreshing object, of the kind, than an impregnable hedge...
Page 506 - ... in love with William Penn and his children as long as the sun and moon should endure.
Page 411 - But dire portents the purpos'd match withstand. Deep in the palace, of long growth, there stood A laurel's trunk, a venerable wood; Where rites divine were paid; whose holy hair Was kept and cut with superstitious care. This plant Latinus, when his town he wall'd, Then found, and from the tree Laurentum call'd ; And last, in honor of his new abode, He vow'd the laurel to the laurel's god.
Page 469 - Into the thickest wood ; there soon they chose 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 226 - And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness ; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
Page 505 - Among other things, they were not to be molested in their lawful pursuits even in the territory they had alienated, for it was to be common to them and the English. They were to have the same liberty to do all things therein relating to the improvement of their grounds, and providing sustenance for their families, which the English had.
Page 128 - Wollaston also complained that it was too hard. The doctor said he must get stronger tools. The candle-box was made and approved ; insomuch that the doctor then insisted on having a bureau made of the same wood, which was accordingly done ; and the fine colour, polish, &c.
Page 205 - ... the passage becomes clogged and the burrow more or less filled with the coarse and fibrous fragments of wood, to get rid of which the grubs are often obliged to open new holes through the bark. The seat of their operations is known by the oozing of the sap and the dropping of the sawdust from the holes. The bark around the part attacked begins to swell, and in a few years the trunks and limbs will become disfigured and weakened by large porous tumors, caused by the efforts of the trees to repair...

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BOOKS ON GARDENING from RAY BOAS, BOOKSELLER in Walpole, NH
Browne, dj, THE TREES OF AMERICA: NATIVE AND FOREIGN, PICTORIALLY AND BOTANICALLY DELINEATED, Harper & Brothers, New York, 1846, B&W engravings, 520pp, ...
www.rayboasbookseller.com/ garden.htm

Walter Tennyson Swingle, University of Miami Libraries
WALTER TENNYSON SWINGLE. 1871-1952. COLLECTION REGISTER. Edited by Esperanza B. de Varona. Archives and Special Collections. Otto G. Richter Library, ...
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