Familiar Lectures on Botany: Explaining the Structure, Classification, and Uses of Plants, Illustrated Upon the Linnaean and Natural Methods, with a Flora for Practical Botanists

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F.J. Huntington, 1852 - Botany - 505 pages
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Page 143 - Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well whose branches run over the wall. The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him : but his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob...
Page 215 - And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind : and God saw that it was good.
Page 51 - No tree in all the grove but has its charms, Though each its hue peculiar : paler some, And of a wannish...
Page 204 - And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers, Is always the first to be touched by the thorns.
Page 215 - O flowers That never will in other climate grow, My early visitation, and my last At even, which I bred up with tender hand From the first opening bud, and gave ye names, Who now shall rear ye to the sun, or rank Your tribes, and water from the ambrosial fount...
Page 202 - Meteoric Flowers, which less accurately observe the hour of folding, but are expanded sooner or later, according to the cloudiness, moisture, or pressure of the atmosphere.
Page 132 - Congeal'd, the crocus, flamy bud to glow ? Say, what retards, amidst the summer's blaze, Th' autumnal bulb, till pale, declining days ? The GOD of SEASONS ; whose pervading power Controls the sun, or sheds the fleecy shower : He bids each flower His quickening word obey, Or to each lingering bloom enjoins delay.
Page 201 - Cruz, expands an exquisitely beautiful coral flower, and emits a highly fragrant odour, for a few hours in the night, and then closes to open no more. The flower is nearly a foot in diameter ; the inside of the calyx, of a splendid yellow ; and the numerous petals are of a pure white.
Page 216 - ... from the cedar-tree that is in Lebanon, even unto the hyssop that groweth out of the wall...
Page 10 - The study of botany seems peculiarly adapted to females ; the objects of its investigation are beautiful and delicate; its pursuits, leading to exercise in the open air, are conducive to health and cheerfulness.

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