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Page 313 - Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.
Page 15 - ... me go with him to Norwich, promising to convey me back, after a day or two; this, as I could not refuse, I was not hard to be persuaded to, having a desire to see that famous scholar and physician, Dr. T. Browne, author of the " Religio Medici," and " Vulgar Errors,
Page 196 - Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.
Page 121 - tis true, as you say, that I've injured a letter, I'll change my note soon, and I hope, for the better. May the just rights of letters as well as of men, Hereafter be fixed by the tongue and the pen ; Most devoutly I wish that they both have their due, And that I may be never mistaken for u.
Page 57 - The works of the Creator, and the mimic labours of the creature, were all objects of his pursuit. He unfolded the perfection of the one, and assisted the imperfections of the other.
Page 169 - Boil eighteen pounds of white powder sugar, with six gallons of water, and two whites of eggs well beaten ; then skim it, and put in a quarter of a peck of elder-flowers from the tree that bears white berries ; do not keep them on the fire. When near cold, stir it, and put in six spoonfuls of...
Page 313 - You might observe I sent a plate of victuals behind the screen. There skulked the biographer, ant Johnson, whose dress was so shabby, that he, durst not make his appearance. He overheard our conversation ; and your applauding his performance, delighted him exceedingly.
Page 263 - Kewensis," of which a new and enlarged edition was given to the world by his son, Mr. William T. Aiton. In this work, originally issued in 1789, is given an account of the several foreign plants which had been introduced into the English gardens at different times, amounting to 5,600 in number ; and so much was it esteemed that the whole impression was sold off within two years. Mr. Aiton did not long survive this publication, for he died in 1793, in the sixtythird year of his age, and lies buried...