The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste, Volume 4

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Luther Tucker, 1850 - Country life

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Page 172 - Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; To shew that the Lord is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
Page 92 - I cannot blame him : at my nativity The front of heaven was full of fiery shapes, Of burning cressets ; and at my birth The frame and huge foundation of the earth Shak'd like a coward.
Page 167 - The worms from their webs, where they riot and welter; His song and his services freely are ours, And all that he asks is in summer a shelter. The ploughman is pleased when he gleans in his train, Now searching the furrows, — now mounting to cheer him; The...
Page 327 - One thing I must desire of thee, and do insist that thee oblige me therein : that thou make up that drugget clothes, to go to Virginia in, and not appear to disgrace thyself or me ; for though I should not esteem thee the less, to come to me in what dress thou will, — yet these Virginians are a very gentle, well-dressed people — and look, perhaps, more at a man's outside than his inside. For these and other reasons, pray go very clean, neat, and handsomely dressed, to Virginia. Never mind thy...
Page 56 - ... the midst of nature, free and unconstrained. The art of laying out gardens consists, therefore, in combining cheerfulness of prospect, luxuriance of growth, shade, retirement and repose ; so that the rural aspect may produce an illusion. Variety, which is the chief merit in the natural landscape, must be sought by the choice of ground, with alternation of hill and dale, flowing streams and lakes, covered with aquatic plants. Symmetry is wearisome; and a garden where every thing betrays constraint...
Page 167 - And all that he asks is, in summer a shelter. The ploughman is pleased when he gleans in his train, Now searching the furrows, now mounting to cheer him; The gard'ner delights in his sweet simple strain, And leans on his spade to survey and to hear him. The slow lingering school-boys forget they'll be chid, While gazing intent, as he warbles before them In mantle of sky-blue, and bosom so red, That each little loiterer seems to adore him.
Page 120 - At last the axis ceases to elongate ; the old leaves gradually fall off; the new leaves, instead of expanding after their formation, retain their rudimentary condition, harden, and fold over one another, so as to be a protection to the delicate point of elongation ; or, in other words, become the scales of a bud. We have now a shoot with a woody axis, and a distinct pith and bark ; and of a more or less conical figure. At the axilla of every leaf a bud had been generated during the growth of the...
Page 427 - It was on the first of January this year, while contending with the difficulties Nature imposed in different forms to our progress up the river Berbice, that we arrived at a point where the river expanded, and formed a currentless basin ; some object on the southern extremity of this basin attracted my attention ; it was impossible to form any idea...
Page 427 - ... the water. Quite in character with the wonderful leaf was the luxuriant flower, consisting of many hundred petals, passing in alternate tints from pure white to rose and pink.
Page 247 - Moveable property, or capital, may procure a man all the advantages of wealth ; but property in land gives him much more than this. It gives him a place in the domain of the world — it unites his life to the life which animates all creation. Money is VOL.

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