Gardening for women: by the Hon. Frances Wolseley. With thirty-two illustrations

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Cassell and company, limited, 1908 - Gardening - 289 pages

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Page 279 - ... the right and left courts. On each side of the net, at a distance of 21 feet from it and parallel with it, are drawn the service lines. The...
Page xi - MY GARDEN A GARDEN is a lovesome thing, God wot! Rose plot, Fringed pool, Fern'd grot — The veriest school Of peace; and yet the fool Contends that God is not — Not God ! in gardens ! when the eve is cool ? Nay, but I have a sign; 'Tis very sure God walks in mine.
Page 236 - Lawrence, with which river, and the great gulf into which it expands, are connected the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, together containing by far the greater portion of the population of the Dominion.
Page 84 - The first of our duties to her — no thoughtful persons now doubt this — is to secure for her such physical training and exercise as may confirm her health and perfect her beauty ; the highest refinement of that beauty being unattainable without splendor of activity and of delicate strength. To perfect her beauty, I say, and increase its power; it cannot be too powerful, nor shed its sacred light too far ; only remember that all physical freedom is vain to produce beauty without a corresponding...
Page 239 - The garden is becoming the outer class room of the school, and the plots are its blackboards. The garden is not an innovation, or an excrescence, or an addendum, or a diversion. It is a happy field of expression, an organic part of the school in which boys and girls work among growing things and grow themselves in body and mind and spiritual outlook.
Page 2 - Let us be always out of doors among trees and grass, and rain and wind and sun. There the breeze comes and strikes the cheek and sets it aglow: the gale increases and the trees creak and roar, but it is only a ruder music. A calm follows, the sun shines in the sky, and it is the time to sit under an oak, leaning against the bark, while the birds sing and the air is soft and sweet.
Page 279 - ... 3 feet outside the court on each side. The height of the net is 3 feet 6 inches at the posts and 3 feet at the centre.
Page 228 - This course is designed to help persons who expect to teach nature-study and county-life subjects in the public schools. Persons actually engaged in teaching and also all persons in the University who signify their intention to teach are eligible. A certificate will be given on the completion of 60 hours in the courses prescribed below, together with such other work in . the College of Agriculture as may be approved by the Director. (a) SUBJECT-MATTER COURSES. Botany i, 2, 3 hours, throughout the...
Page 244 - This sheet is provided for the purpose of aiding teachers to interest their pupils in observing the times of the regular procession of natural phenomena each season. First, it may help the teacher in doing some of the

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