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Achenes amongst anthers appear August axils base beauty bell-flower berries bestowed betony blackthorn blossoms botanical name botanist bracts branches broom called calyx campanula Carpels colour coltsfoot common conspicuous Corolla creeping crimson crowfoot deadly nightshade deeply derived eglantine England five fleabane Flora Flora Londinensis florets flower-heads flower-stalks foliage fragrant fruit garden genus Gerarde globular Greek words signifying green ground growing hairy heart-shaped heath hedge stachys hedgerows height herb herbalists illustration Involucre ivy-leaved July June lanceolate leaf less lobed lower leaves mass meadows mediaeval moneywort numerous old writers ordinarily Ovary pairs Perennial petals present plant purple loose-strife racemes rays readers red valerian rich root root-stock says seeds seen segments sepals sessile slightly species specific name spring stachys Stamens Stem erect Stigma sweet-briar tansy terminal thistle tubular tufted vetch tutsan umbel upper leaves valerian wallflower wild wood-sage yellow loose-strife yellow rattle YELLOW WATER-LILY
Page 7 - The broom's tough roots his ladder made, The hazel saplings lent their aid; And thus an airy point he won, Where, gleaming with the setting sun, One burnished sheet of living gold, Loch Katrine lay beneath him rolled; In all her length far winding lay, With promontory, creek, and bay, And islands that, empurpled bright, Floated amid the livelier light, And mountains, that like giants stand, To sentinel enchanted land.
Page i - These are thy glorious Works, Parent of good, Almighty! thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair: thyself how wondrous then, Unspeakable! who sitt'st above these heavens To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Page 127 - E'en in the noisome weed. See, ere we pass Alcanor's threshold, to the curious eye A little monitor presents her page Of choice instruction, with her snowy bells,. The lily of the vale. She nor affects The public walk, nor gaze of mid-day sun. She to no state or dignity aspires, But silent and alone puts on her suit, And sheds her lasting perfume, but for which We had not known there was a thing so sweet Hid in the gloomy shade. So when the blast Her sister tribes...
Page 18 - WHEN apple-trees in blossom are, And cherries of a silken white ; And king-cups deck the meadows fair ; And daffodils in brooks delight ; When golden wall-flowers bloom around, And purple violets scent the ground, And lilac 'gins to show her bloom, — We then may say the May is come.
Page 54 - The flower enamoured of the sun, At his departure hangs her head and weeps, And shrouds her sweetness up, and keeps Sad vigils, like a melancholy nun ; Till his reviving ray appears, Waking her beauty as it dries her tears.
Page 138 - How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear Charmer away!
Page 8 - To spend time in writing a description hereof is altogether needless, it being so generally used by all the good housewives almost through this land to sweep their houses with, and therefore very well known to all sorts of people.
Page 2 - To hear the lark begin his flight And singing startle the dull night From his watch-tower in the skies, Till the dappled dawn doth rise; Then to come, in spite of sorrow, And at my window bid good-morrow Through the sweetbriar, or the vine, Or the twisted eglantine...
Page 118 - ... half feet. The whole together, when dug up and washed from the earth, weighed four pounds. In the spring following it again made its appearance, on or about the spot where the original piece was planted.
Page 118 - ... I planted in a garden a piece of the root of this Thistle, about the size of a goose quill, and two inches long, with a small head of leaves, cut off from the main root as it was springing out of the ground. This was done on the first of April; by the...