A Book about Roses: How to Grow and Show Them

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Edward Arnold, 1892 - Roses - 213 pages
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Page 129 - LARS PORSENA of Clusium By the Nine Gods he swore That the great house of Tarquin Should suffer wrong no more. By the Nine Gods he swore it, And named a trysting day, And bade his messengers ride forth, East and west and south and north, To summon his array.
Page 117 - We are here among the vast and noble scenes of nature ; we are there among the pitiful shifts of policy : we walk here in the light and open ways of the divine bounty: we grope there in the dark and confused labyrinths of human malice : our senses are here feasted with the clear and genuine taste of their objects ; which are all sophisticated there, and for the most part overwhelmed with their contraries.
Page 117 - The measure of choosing well is, whether a man likes what he has chosen; which, I thank God, has befallen me ; and though, among the follies of my life, building and planting have not been the least, and have cost me more than I have the confidence to own ; yet they have been fully recompensed by the sweetness and satisfaction of this retreat, where, since my resolution taken of never entering again into any public employments, I have passed five years without ever going once to town, though I am...
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Page 1 - He must have not only the glowing admiration, the enthusiasm, and the passion, but the tenderness, the thoughtfulness, the reverence, the watchfulness of love.
Page 117 - ... his philosophy ; and, indeed, no oth'er sort of abode seems to contribute so much to both the tranquillity of mind and indolence of body, which he made his chief ends. The sweetness of...
Page 116 - ... much innocence, I think it is ill done of men not to take them here where they are so tame and ready at hand, rather than hunt for them in courts and cities, where they are so wild and the chase so troublesome and dangerous.
Page 183 - I have ever seen, heard, or read of. Insects in general come from an egg, — then turn to a caterpillar, which does nothing but eat, — then to a chrysalis, which does nothing but sleep, — then to a perfect beetle or fly, which does nothing but increase its kind. But blights proceed altogether on another system : — the young ones are born exactly like the old ones, but less ; they stick their beaks through the rind, and begin drawing sap when only a day old, and go on quietly sucking away for...
Page 31 - She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes In shape no bigger than an agate-stone On the forefinger of an alderman, Drawn with a team of little atomies Athwart men's noses as they lie asleep : Her waggon-spokes made of long spinners...
Page 72 - By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent...

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