Familiar Wild Flowers, Volume 4

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Cassell, Petter & Galpin - Botany
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Page 2 - Phoebe may delight to be, The primrose and the purple hyacinth, The dainty violet, and the wholesome minth, The double daisy, and the cowslip, queen Of summer flowers, do overpeer the green ; And round about the valley as ye pass, Ye may ne see for peeping flowers the grass...
Page i - The grand transition, that there lives and works A soul in all things, and that soul is God. The beauties of the wilderness are His, That make so gay the solitary place Where no eye sees them.
Page i - A soul in all things, and that soul is God. The beauties of the wilderness are His, That make so gay the solitary place Where no eye sees them. And the fairer forms That cultivation glories in, are His. He sets the bright procession on its way, And marshals all the order of the year. He marks the bounds which 'Winter may not pass, And blunts his pointed fury. In its case, Russet and rude, folds up the tender germ Uninjured, with inimitable art, And, ere one flowery season fades and dies, Designs...
Page 19 - Oh ! beautiful those wastes of heath, Stretching for miles to lure the bee, Where the wild bird, on pinions strong, Wheels round and pours his piping song, And timid creatures wander free.
Page 7 - Alas, the Paphian! fair Adonis slain! Tears plenteous as his blood she pours amain; But gentle flowers are born and bloom around From every drop that falls upon the ground: Where streams his blood, there blushing springs the rose; And where a tear has dropped, a wind-flower blows.
Page 154 - tis he: why, he was met even now As mad as the vex'd sea; singing aloud; Crown'd with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds, With bur-docks, hemlock, nettles, cuckoo-flowers, Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow In our sustaining corn.
Page 146 - ... into garlands or bundles, and hanging up in houses in the heat of summer, doth -very well attemper the aire, coole and make fresh the place, to the delight and comfort of such as are therein.
Page 3 - And where the marjoram once, and sage, and rue, And balm, and mint, with curl'd-leaf parsley grew, And double marygolds, and silver thyme, And pumpkins 'neath the window us'd to climb ; And where I often when a child for hours Tried through the pales to get the tempting flowers, As lady's laces, everlasting peas, True-love-lies-bleeding, with the hearts-at-ease, And golden...
Page 84 - This is generally called prunella and brunella from the Germans who called it brunellen, because it cureth that disease which they call die bruen, common to soldiers in campe, but especially in garrison, which is an inflammation of the mouth, throat, and tongue.
Page 38 - After the refuse had been removed to the furnaces, from the whole space which they had covered have sprung up and flowered the pretty yellow corollas of this flower, which was unknown to modern science, but is described by Pliny and l)ioscorides. This flower had disappeared for fifteen to twenty centuries, and its reproduction at this interval is a fact parallel to the fertility of the famous

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