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Page 171 - For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert grafted contrary to nature into a good olive tree ; how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree...
Page 234 - ... a slight upward tendency. The countenance is at once pleasant, cheerful, and open, presenting a placid appearance, denoting good temper, and that quietude of disposition which is so highly essential to the successful grazing of all ruminating animals ; yet the eye is full and lively, the head small in comparison to the substance of the body.
Page 210 - ... resources, the few good animals still obtainable for breeding would suffice for laying a foundation, if breeders were encouraged to produce and keep stock of the right sort. The real good half-bred stallion — such as we used to see, with his large clean legs, well-defined knee, hock, and pastern joints, with good head, shoulders, barrel, and hind quarters — is now become scarce ; these horses when about 16 hands high, formed a connecting link between the thorough-bred and the stronger classes...
Page 256 - We also request that correspondents will not mix up on the same sheet questions relating to Gardening and those on Poultry ami Bee subjects, if they expect to get them answered promptly and conveniently, but write them on separate communications.
Page 210 - O'Rourke, that were sensibly under 15 hands high, are seen to outrun horses of 16 hands for the Derby, it is generally thought that the little horse has gained over the larger, through his quicker movements ; that more strides must be taken in the one case than the other ; or else that the lower horse keeps up the pace the longest, as is really the case, the larger horse being the weaker. But as regards the length of stride, the notion of the little horse having the shorter is very probably wrong...
Page 103 - All flowers, it would seem, were in their earliest form yellow; then some of them became white; after that, a few of them grew to be red or purple; and finally, a comparatively small number acquired various shades of lilac, mauve, violet, or blue.
Page 64 - Bee subjects, if they expect to get them answered promptly and conveniently, but write them on separate communications. Also never to send more than two or three questions at once.
Page 104 - Myosotis versicolor, is pale yellow when it first opens; but as it grows older, it becomes faintly pinkish, and ends by being blue like the others of its race. Now, this sort of colour-change is by no means uncommon ; and in almost all known cases it is always in the same direction, from yellow or white, through pink, orange, or red, to purple or blue.
Page 104 - Boraginacece begin by being pink, and end by being blue. In all these and many other cases the general direction of the changes is the same. They are usually set down as due to varying degrees of oxidation in the pigmentary matter.
Page 187 - Meanwhile in those animals which propagate and therefore multiply more rapidly, such as dogs, pigs, fowls, and even sheep, great changes have been effected by individual enterprise in a few years ; whilst the horse, the favourite of princes and nobles, appears to require to be specially fostered by the patronage of the great, or by union and concert among the many.