The Youth's Book of the Seasons, Or, Nature Familiarly Developed

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Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1835 - Seasons - 295 pages
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Page 267 - been thus beautifully applied by Homer. Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground. Another race the following spring supplies, They fall successive, and successive rise: So generations in their course decay, So flourish these, when those are passed away.
Page 32 - The sky saddens with the gathered storm. Through the hush'd air the whitening shower descends, At first thin wavering, till at last the flakes Fall broad, and wide, and fast, dimming the day With a continual flow. The cherish'd fields Put on their winter robe of purest white. 'Tis brightness
Page 203 - AUTUMN WOODS. Ere, in the northern gale, The summer tresses of the trees are gone, The woods of Autumn, all around our vale, Have put their glory on. The mountains that infold In their wide sweep, the coloured landscape round, Seem groups of giant kings, in purple and gold, That guard the enchanted ground. I
Page 205 - a lot too blest For ever in thy coloured shades to stray; Amidst the kisses of the soft southwest To rove and dream for aye; And leave the vain low strife That makes men mad—the tug for wealth and power, The passions and the cares that wither life, And waste its little hour. BRYANT.
Page 306 - Thy breath congeal'd upon thy lips, thy cheeks Fring'd with a beard made white with other snows Than those of age, thy forehead wrapp'd in clouds, A leafless branch thy sceptre, and thy throne A sliding car indebted to no wheels, But urg'd by storms along its slipp'ry way; . I love thee, all unlovely as thou seem'st, And dreaded as thou art. COWPER'S
Page 138 - Some to the house, The fold, and dairy, hungry, bend their flight; Sip round the pail, or taste the curdling cheese. THOMSON. The luxury of cooling shades is now peculiarly grateful; and, indeed, is scarcely desired in this climate longer than a few weeks at the height of summer. Welcome, ye shades! ye
Page 173 - In his mid career, the spaniel struck Stiff, by the tainted gale, with open nose, Outstretch'd, and finely sensible, draws full, Fearful and cautious, on the latent prey; As in the sun the circling covey bask Their varied plumes, and watchful every way Thro' the rough stubble turn the secret eye.
Page 138 - some By fatal instinct fly! where on the pool They, sportive, wheel; or sailing down the stream, Are snatched immediate by the quick-eyed trout, Or darting salmon. Thro' the greenwood glade Some love to stray; there lodg'd, amus'd and fed, In the fresh leaf. Luxurious, others make The meads their choice, and visit ev'ry
Page 101 - Long let us walk Where the breeze blows from yon extended field Of blossom'd beans. Arabia cannot boast A fuller gale of joy, than lib'ral, thence Breathes through the sense, and takes the ravished soul. Beans and peas, which now adorn the fields with their purple flowers, belong to a large natural family of plants called the papilionaceous, or
Page 251 - Th' amomum there with intermingling flowers And cherries hangs her twigs. Geranium boasts Her crimson honours; and the spangled beau, Ficoides, glitters bright the winter long. All plants of every leaf that can endure The winter's frown, if screen'd from his shrewd bite, Live there and prosper. Those

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