The London Journal of Botany: Containing Figures and Descriptions of ... Plants ... Together with Botanical Notices and Information and ... Memoirs of Eminent Botanists, Volume 3

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H. Baillière, 1844 - Botany
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Page 48 - Or, through the unsheltered glade, impatient seem To hurl into the covert of the grove. All-conquering Heat, oh, intermit thy wrath, And on my throbbing temples potent thus Beam not so fierce ! incessant still you flow, And still another fervent flood succeeds, Poured on the head profuse.
Page 234 - ... the prospect ; where a person may gallop his horse for a mile or two, with Carolina at his feet on one side, and Tennessee on the other, and a green ocean of mountains, raised into tremendous billows, immediately around him.
Page 32 - ... leafy honours' and cracking off their branches, hurled them to the earth; the hooting of owls and shrieking of parrots, which flew affrightedly about, seeking shelter — all united to declare, in a voice too plain to be misunderstood, the great commotion nature was undergoing — fit knell for the departing year ! The...
Page 137 - Liiders expects to spend the next winter, and perhaps the ensuing summer, at a station of some Roman Catholic missionaries on the upper waters of Lewis and Clarke's or Great Snake River. These botanists being well acquainted with the vegetation of the general Valley of the Mississippi and of the lower Missouri, will doubtless avoid the common and better known plants of this region ; and thus their collections may be expected to prove unusually choice and valuable. The third collector, Dr. Lindheimer,...
Page 243 - We were likewise unsuccessful in our search for a remarkable undescribed plant, with the habit of Pyrola and the foliage of Galax, which was obtained by Michaux in the high mountains of Carolina. The only specimen extant is among the
Page 286 - ... inches across. The whole plant gives out at night a bright phosphorescent light, of a pale greenish hue, similar to that emitted by the larger fire-flies, or by those curious soft-bodied marine animals, the Pyrosoma; from this circumstance, and from growing on a palm, it is called by the inhabitants "Flor do Coco;" the light given out by a few of these fungi, in a dark room, was sufficient to read by.
Page 130 - Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Sulphur, under the command of Capt. Sir Edward Belcher, RN, &c.
Page 236 - Indian Doctor," who first employed it ; the plant was brought to us by a man who was ready to attest its virtues from his personal knowledge, and proved to be the Silene stellata ! Its use was suggested by the markings of the root beneath the bark, in which these people find a fancied resemblance to the skin of the Rattlesnake. Nearly all the reputed antidotes are equally inert ; such herbs as Impatiens pallida...
Page 262 - Prichard considers this approximation as confirmed by the formation of the skull ; the woolly hair, in which they differ remarkably from the Mongolian nations, may be a character of secondary importance. The Hottentots are mostly of small stature ; the majority of those in the Cape corps (at least of the new levies) are under five feet high, and they are possessed of very little muscular strength. Their hands and feet are small and delicate ; in which particular they differ very remarkably from the...
Page 255 - Kaffir war, dined with us at Mr. Stretch's, and behaved like gentlemen, seeming quite accustomed to European habits, and perfectly at their ease. We had much conversation with them, by means of an interpreter. They showed a quickness of repartee, and a tact and dexterity in conversation, which would have done credit to civilized men."1 Great is the change which, since then, appears to have come o'er the spirit of Macomo ; for the only reply we could now elicit to any question was — " nazelah,"...

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