Familiar Wild Flowers, Volume 5

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Cassell, Petter & Galpin, 1878 - Wild flowers
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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 8 - 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 62 - 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 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 134 - How happy could I be with either, Were t'other dear Charmer away!
Page 123 - 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 confounds, and to the...
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 114 - ... 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 114 - ... 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...

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