Outlines of Botany: Taken Chiefly from Smith's Introduction ... For the Use of Schools and Students

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Cummings and Hilliard for the author, 1819 - Botany - 161 pages
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Page 122 - Weak with nice sense the chaste Mimosa stands, From each rude touch withdraws her timid hands; Oft as light clouds o'erpass the summer glade, Alarmed she trembles at the moving shade; And feels, alive through all her tender form, The whispered murmurs of the gathering storm; Shuts her sweet eye-lids to approaching night, And hails with freshened charms the rising light.
Page ii - District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the seventh day of May, AD 1828, in the fifty-second year of the Independence of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SG Goodrich, of the said District, has deposited in this office the...
Page 99 - ... invisible insect, the fine and pellucid tubes of a plant, all hold their destined fluids, conveying or changing them according to fixed laws, but never permitting them to run into confusion, so long as the vital principle animates their various forms. But no sooner does death happen, than, without any alteration of structure, any apparent change in their material configuration, all is reversed. The eye loses its form and brightness ; its membranes let go their contents, which mix in confusion,...
Page ii - DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT. DISTRIcT CLERK'S OFFIcE. BE it remembered, that on the...
Page ii - An act supplementary to an act, entitled, * An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned,* and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.
Page 54 - Domine," of our singers; and, after partaking silently of the luxurious banquet, again set up their tuneful paeans. Honey is of no other use to plants than to tempt insects, who, in procuring it, fertilize the flower by disturbing the dust of the stamens, and even carry that substance from the barren to the fertile blossoms.
Page 100 - I humbly conceive therefore, that if the human understanding can in any case flatter itself with obtaining, .in the natural world, a glimpse of the immediate agency of the Deity, it is in the contemplation of this vital principle, which seems independent of material organization, and an impulse of his own divine energy.
Page 79 - Dioecia, stamens and pistils, like the former in separate flowers, but on two separate plants. 23. Polygamia, stamens and pistils separate in some, flowers, united in others, either on one, two, or three distinct plants.
Page 107 - I. those clefts are continued, so that the whole tube, more or less, is cut into a spiral line ; which, in some young branches and tender leaves, will unroll to a great extent, when they are gently torn asunder. The cellular texture especially is extended to every part of the vegetable body, even into the thin skin, called the epidermis, which covers every external part, and into the fine hairs or down which, in some instances, clothe the cuticle itself.
Page 55 - Its shape is various, either simple, scarcely more than a point, or capitate, forming a little round head, or variously lobed. Sometimes hollow, and gaping more especially when the flower is in its highest perfection ; very generally downy, and always more or less moist with a peculiar viscid fluid, which in some plants is so copious as to form a large drop, though never big enough to fall to the ground. The moisture is designed for the reception of the pollen, which explodes on meeting with it ;...

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