The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste, Volume 6

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Luthur Tucker, 1851 - Country life

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Page 516 - Thou hast most traitorously corrupted the youth of the realm in erecting a grammar school; and whereas, before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and, contrary to the king, his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill.
Page 200 - A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
Page 516 - ... in erecting a grammar school; and whereas before, our forefathers had no other books but the score and the tally, thou hast caused printing to be used, and contrary to the King his crown and dignity, thou hast built a paper-mill. It will be proved to thy face that thou hast men about thee that usually talk of a noun and a verb and such abominable words as no Christian ear can endure to hear.
Page 223 - I cannot undertake to describe the effect of so much taste and skill as had evidently been employed ; I will only tell you, that we passed by winding paths, over acres and acres, with a constant varying surface, where on all sides were growing every variety of shrubs and flowers, with more than natural grace, all set in borders of greenest, closest turf, and all kept with most consummate neatness.
Page 182 - Each row of petals should be smaller than the row immediately under it ; there should not be less than five or six rows of petals laid regularly, and the flower should rise and form a good bold centre or crown ; and in quantity should form half a ball.
Page 46 - The rubber, viz. the shoe, must also be dry like the carpet, and it must be rubbed upon the carpet somewhat vigorously. By skipping once or twice across a room with a shuffling motion of the feet a person becomes highly charged; and then upon bringing the knuckle near to any metallic body, particularly if it have good communication with the earth, a bright spark passes. In almost any room which is furnished with a...
Page 46 - This cause he proposes to seek in an ancient connection of the outposts or isolated areas with the original centres, and the subsequent isolation of the former through geological changes and events, especially those dependent on the elevation and depression of land. Selecting the flora of the British...
Page 345 - In such a park, the citizens who would take excursions in carriages, or on horseback, could have the substantial delights of country roads and country scenery, and forget for a time the rattle of the pavements and the glare of brick walls.
Page 329 - ... must be successively employed : " 1. Prune the branches of the most vigorous parts very short, and those of the weak parts long. We know that the sap is attracted by the leaves. The removal of a large number of wood-buds from the vigorous parts, deprives these parts of the leaves which these buds would have produced ; consequently, the sap is attracted there in less quantities, and the growth thereby diminished. The feeble parts being pruned long, present a great number of buds, which produce...
Page 284 - ... amusing companion. I chanced to meet him one afternoon a few days after we landed, in one of the great Parks in London, in the midst of all the sylvan beauty and human enjoyment, I have attempted to describe to you. He threw up his arms as he recognised me, and exclaimed — " good heavens! what a scene, and / took some Londoners to the steps of the City Hall last summer, to show them the Park of New-York...

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