Botanical Rambles

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1846 - Botany - 187 pages
 

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Page 100 - These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due .season. That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good.
Page 13 - I will set in the desert the fir tree, and the pine, and the box tree together: That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.
Page 143 - In human works, though laboured on with pain, A thousand movements scarce one purpose gain : In God's, one single can its end produce ; Yet serves to second too some other use.
Page 73 - Hast thou seen in winter's stormiest day The trunk of a blighted oak, Not dead, but sinking in slow decay, Beneath time's resistless stroke, Round which a luxuriant Ivy...
Page 158 - Its branches appear dead and dried; but when the trunk is pierced there flows from it a sweet and nourishing milk. It is at the rising of the sun that this vegetable fountain is most abundant.
Page 12 - Could rear the daisy's purple bud, Mould its green cup, its wiry stem, Its fringed border nicely -spin, And cut the gold-embossed gem, That, set in silver, gleams within, And fling it, unrestrained and free, O'er hill, and dale, and desert sod, That man, where'er he walks, may see, In every step, the stamp of God I HYMN IN SEED-TIME.
Page 132 - God made the earth and the heavens, and every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew : for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till, the ground. But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.
Page 69 - On Christmas eve the mass was sung ; That only night in all the year Saw the stoled priest the chalice rear. The damsel donned her kirtle sheen ; The hall was dressed with holly green ; Forth to the wood did merry men go, To gather in the mistletoe. Then opened wide the baron's hall To vassal, tenant, serf, and all.
Page 28 - Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters, that send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.
Page 20 - ... while the Earth remaineth seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

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