Familiar Wild Flowers, Volume 1

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Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1877 - Wild flowers
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Page 75 - PANSIES, lilies, kingcups, daisies, Let them live upon their praises ; Long as there's a sun that sets, Primroses will have their glory ; Long as there are violets, They will have a place in story : There's a flower that shall be mine, 'Tis the little Celandine.
Page 86 - I'm as great as they, I trow, Since the day I found thee out, Little flower — I'll make a stir Like a sage astronomer. Modest, yet withal an elf, Bold, and lavish of thyself ; Since we needs must first have met I have seen thee, high and low, Thirty years or more and yet, 'Twas a face I did not know ; Thou hast now, go where I may, Fifty greetings in a day.
Page 20 - ... cherries, was manufactured in England at this time, and might have been the forerunner of Maidstone's famous Cherry Brandy, as according to Walter Rowles' " Kentish Chronologer " of 1807, cherries were first planted at Teynham in Kent by Richard Haynes in 1520. Also, Evelyn records that " It was by the plain industry of one, Harris (a fruiterer to Henry VIII) that the fields and environs of about 30 towns in Kent only, were planted with fruit to the universal benefit and general improvement of...
Page 140 - Venus : if the virtues of it make you fall in love with it, (as they will if you be wise) keep a syrup of it to take inwardly, and an ointment and piaster of it to use outwardly, always by you.
Page 54 - I shall only describe the roots, because they are to be used with some discretion. They have each of them a double root within, some of them are round, in others like a hand ; these alter every year by course, when the one riseth and waxeth full, the other waxeth lank and perisheth...
Page 45 - IT is a plant so common, that every one that hath eyes knows it, and he that hath none, cannot read a description, if I should write it.
Page 135 - S-SMOCK. 43 to its relationship with the watercress and other members of the same family, and to the pungent flavour of the plant when employed, as it sometimes is, in salads, the plant having formerly had a great reputation as an antiscorbutic. The plant is still, in many parts of the Continent, largely employed, and big bundles of it may be seen amongst the other vegetables in the public markets. In olden time it was considered a potent remedy in hysteria, epilepsy, and many other diseases ; hence...

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