THE GARDENER'S MAGAZINE

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Page 319 - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TREES AND SHRUBS; being the "Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum" abridged: containing the Hardy Trees and Shrubs of Great Britain, Native and Foreign, Scientifically and Popularly Described : with their Propagation, Culture, and Uses in the Arts ; and with Engravings of nearly all the Species. Adapted for the use of Nurserymen, Gardeners, and Foresters.
Page 540 - Here's to thee, old apple-tree, Whence thou mayst bud, and whence thou mayst blow ! And whence thou mayst bear apples enow ! Hats full! caps full! Bushel — bushel — sacks full, And my pockets full too ! Huzza...
Page 494 - What is that mother ? The eagle, boy ! Proudly careering his course of joy, Firm, on his own mountain vigour relying, Breasting the dark storm, the red bolt defying ; His wing on the wind, and his eye on the sun, He swerves not a hair, but bears onward, right on. Boy, may the eagle's flight ever be thine, Onward and upward, and true to the line.
Page 326 - ... custom of the country, held my hands over the eyes of the calf, and breathed a few strong breaths into its nostrils ; after which I have, with my hunting companions, rode several miles into our encampment, with the little prisoner busily following the heels of my horse the whole way, as closely and as affectionately as its instinct would attach it to the company of its dam...
Page 31 - ... How they lie down to rest, how they sleep, how they can preserve common decency, how unutterable horrors are avoided, is beyond all conception. The case is aggravated when there is a young woman to be lodged in this confined space, who is not a member of the family, but is hired to do the fieldwork, for which every hind is bound to provide a female. It shocks every feeling of propriety to think that, in a room, and within such a space as I have been describing, civilised beings should be herding...
Page 302 - ... o'clock in the evening, the weather being serene and warm, I opened the door of the cage. The five owls stepped out to try their fortunes in this wicked world. As they retired into the adjacent thicket, I bade them be of good heart ; and although the whole world was now open to them, " where to choose their place of residence," I said, if they would stop in my park, I would be glad of their company ; and would always be a friend and benefactor to them.
Page 8 - As animals breathe continually; as plants breathe under the solar influence only; as in winter the earth is stript, whilst in summer it is covered with verdure — it has been supposed that the air must transfer all these influences into its constitution. Carbonic acid should augment by night, and diminish by day. Oxygen, in its turn, should follow an inverse progress. Carbonic acid should also follow the course of the seasons, and oxygen obey the same law. All this is true, without doubt, and quite...
Page 326 - By this means he gradually advances, until he is able to place his hand on the animal's nose, and over its eyes ; and at length to breathe in its nostrils, when it soon becomes docile and conquered ; so that he has little else to do than to remove the hobbles from its feet, and lead or ride it into camp.
Page 11 - ... time derive all the carbonic acid necessary for their wants ; where animals, during a much longer time still, will find all the oxygen that they can consume. It is also from the atmosphere that plants derive their azote, whether directly or indirectly : it is there that animals finally restore it. The atmosphere is, therefore, a mixture which unceasingly receives and supplies oxygen, azote, or carbonic acid, by means of a thousand exchanges of which it is now easy to form a just idea, and the...
Page 3 - It now remains to be stated, how in their turn, animals acquire those elements which they restore to the atmosphere; and we cannot, see without admiring the sublime simplicity of all these laws of nature, that animals always borrow these elements from plants themselves. We have, indeed, ascertained, from the most satisfactory results, that animals do not create true organic matters, but that they destroy them; that plants, on the contrary, habitually create these same matters, and that they destroy...

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