Plants of the Bermudas: Or Somer's Islands

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Printed at the "Royal Gazette" Office, 1885 - Botany - 112 pages
 

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Page 32 - And as their trees, in our dull region set, But faintly grow, and no perfection get, So in this northern tract our hoarser throats Utter unripe and...
Page 15 - Bermudas, walled with rocks, who does not know? That happy island where huge lemons grow...
Page 1 - See the banana's broad pennons the wind Has torn into shreds in his tropical mood ! Look at the mighty old tamarind, That bore fruit in Saladin's babyhood : See the pomegranates begin to burn, And the roses, roses, at every turn! Into high calms of the sunny air The aloe climbs with her golden flower, While sentinel yucca and prickly-pear With lance and with bayonet guard her bower, And the life-leaf creeps by its fibred edge A glory of oleander...
Page 80 - ... two and a half inches long and one and a half inches in diameter ; two pins keep the paper in proper form.
Page 2 - As an apology for introducing this work, I may state that, hitherto, the only attempt in this direction has been an alphabetical catalogue of plants compiled by Dr. Hinson from a list left in the Public Library by Governor Lefroy. To this catalogue [of some 560 species] I have now added about one hundred and fifty species of indigenous and naturalized plants — a large number considering the small area (twenty square miles) of our Islands.
Page 1 - IN the following pages, I have endeavoured to give a short account of some of the more important facts of Biology.
Page 40 - Brew, make liquor. hatu 2. Type of game. The equipment consists of a round stick four to six inches long, one to one and a half inches in diameter, and flat on hoth ends, discs made of stone or metal, approximately three inches in diameter.
Page 64 - Calabash gourd (Lagenaria mdgaris), which is now cultivated in nearly all warm countries, either for the sake of the hard shell of the fruit which is used for drinking cups...
Page 33 - Cereus (C. grandiftorus), whose long rope-like stems ascend trees, walls, &c., and after sunset unfolds perhaps the most magnificent flower in the whole Vegetable Kingdom, eight inches in diameter, waxlike and fragrant, but unfortunately alosing before daybreak.
Page 99 - Formerly, before the days of steam, these Islands possessed quite a fleet of sailing vessels built of this wood, but latterly they have dwindled down to insignificance, the barque " Sir Gr. P. Seymour," which plies regularly between Bermuda and London, being the most important survivor.

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