A General View of the Writings of Linnĉus,

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J. Mawman, 1805 - Botany - 502 pages
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Page 510 - Father one day to a feast at Mohlen ; and, in the evening, it being a very pleasant season of the year, the guests seated themselves on some flowery turf, listening to the pastor, who made various remarks on the names and properties of the plants, showing them the roots of the Succisa, Tormentilla, Orchides, &c. The child paid the most uninterrupted attention to all he saw and heard, and from that hour never ceased harassing his Father with questions about the name, the quality, and the nature of...
Page 529 - The venerable invalid had still strength enough left to stretch out his hand, and (putting it to his lips and kissing it in return) to say — " I have lived my time out, and my days are at an end. I have done every thing that was in my power. May God protect thee, with whom this duty remains. What the world required of me, it has got, but from thee it expects much more. Farewell, my dear Linnaeus!
Page 529 - my time out, and my days are at an end ; I have done every thing that was in my power: May God protect thee ! What the world required of me it has got; but from thee it expects much more. Farewell, my dear Linnaeus!
Page 562 - Also I will ordain a place for my people Israel, and will plant them, and they shall dwell in their place, and shall be moved no more; neither shall the children of wickedness...
Page 495 - ... had too long prevailed, to the exclusion of more useful science. Availing himself, therefore, of the advantages which he derived from a large share of eloquence and an animated style, he never failed to display in a fascinating and convincing manner the relation this study has to the public good ; and this was only a corollary of his first great proposition, the glory of God.
Page 513 - We must not, however, omit the amusing, and as he calls it himself, " not very creditable certificate" with which he was dismissed by the head-master of the gymnasium : " Youth at school," it said, " may be compared to shrubs in a garden, which will sometimes, though rarely, elude all the care of the gardener ; but, if transplanted into a different soil, may become fruitful trees. With this view, therefore, and no other, the bearer is sent to the university, where it is possible that he may meet...
Page 477 - ... fourteen days of his illness. When he awoke, he ate more strawberries ; and, having again good sleep from midnight until the next morning, he found himself well enough to leave his bed, and, in fact, experienced no pain whatever, though the disease had of course debilitated him extremely. The following year the gout came on again about the same period; and our invalid being then at Drottningholm, his pale, sickly countenance struck the queen, who very condescendingly inquired what he would take....
Page 515 - But in a short time," as he tells us, " he found his pocket quite empty, no chance of obtaining private pupils (who in fact are seldom put under the care of medical students), nor any other means of obtaining a livelihood. He was obliged to trust to chance for a meal, and, in the article of dress was driven to such shifts that he was obliged, when his shoes required mending, to patch them with folded paper, instead of sending them to the cobbler.
Page 574 - Society. Dr. Daydon Jackson has also drawn my attention to a passage in a translation of Linnaeus' diary printed in Morton's edition of Pulteney's Linnaeus : " Rolander collected in the islands near America a great many plants, which he gave to M. de Geer, Chamberlain of the Household, who made me a present of every one of them.
Page 510 - From the very time that he firft left his cradle, he almoft lived in his father's garden, which, was planted with fome of...

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