The Fern Paradise: A Plea for the Culture of Ferns

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S. Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1878 - Ferns - 474 pages
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Page 156 - Oh! but to breathe the breath Of the cowslip and primrose sweet. With the sky above my head. And the grass beneath my feet ; For only one short hour To feel as I used to feel, Before I knew the woes of want And the walk that costs a meal!
Page xi - THE Spring is here, the delicate-footed May, With its slight fingers full of leaves and flowers ; And with it comes a thirst to be away, Wasting in wood-paths its voluptuous hours ; A feeling that is like a sense of wings, Restless to soar above these perishing things.
Page xii - We pass out from the city's feverish hum, To find refreshment in the silent woods; And Nature, that is beautiful and dumb, Like a cool sleep upon the pulses broods: Yet even there a restless thought will steal, To teach the indolent heart it still must feel.
Page 16 - WHERE the copse-wood is the greenest, Where the fountain glistens sheenest, Where the morning dew lies longest, There the lady fern grows strongest.
Page 472 - Mr. HEATH has really given us good, well-written descriptions of our native Ferns, with indications of their habitats, the conditions under which they grow naturally, and under which they may be cultivated." — Athtnttum. Few (A) Hints on Proving Wills. Enlarged Edition, is. First Steps in Conversational French Grammar. By F. JULIEN. Being an Introduction to "Petites Le9ons de Conversation et de Grammaire,
Page 217 - The carbonic acid is formed in the body by the combination of the oxygen of the air with the carbon of the blood.
Page 53 - They clothe the hill-sides and the hilltops; they grow in the moist depths of the valleys; they fringe the banks of the streams; they are to be found in the recesses of the woods ; they hang from rocks and walls and trees, and crowd into the towns and villages, fastening themselves with sweet familiarity even to the houses...
Page 19 - I'd have you remember that when poverty comes in at the door, love flies out at the window.
Page 471 - FG HEATH. Illustrated by Twelve Coloured Plates, giving complete Figures (Sixty-four in all) of every Species of British Fern, specially printed from Nature ; by several fullpage Engravings ; and a permanent Photograph. Large post 8vo., cloth, gilt edges, 400 pp., 4th Edition, 12s.
Page 472 - Fern World (The). By FG HEATH. Illustrated by Twelve Coloured Plates, giving complete Figures (Sixty-four in all) of every Species of British Fern, printed from Nature ; by several full-page Engravings. Cloth, gilt, 6th Edition, 12s.

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