British Pomology; Or, The History, Description, Classification, and Synonymes, of the Fruits and Fruit Trees of Great Britain. Vo.1, The Apple

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1851
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Page 165 - Primaeval, interdicted plant, that won Fond Eve, in hapless hour to taste, and die. This, of more bounteous influence, inspires Poetic raptures, and the lowly muse Kindles to loftier strains ; even I, perceive Her sacred virtue. See! the numbers flow Easy, whilst, cheer'd with her nectareous juice, Her's, and my country's praises, I exalt.
Page 96 - Parkinson, who wrote in 1629, has given of the apples cultivated in his time, it is evident that those now known by the same names are different, and probably new varieties ; and though many of those mentioned by Evelyn, who wrote between thirty and forty years later, still remain, they appear no longer to deserve the attention of the planter. The Moil, and its successful rival the Redstreak, with the Musts and Golden Pippin, are in the last stage of decay, and the Stire...
Page 147 - Ed. 3. No. 125. Fruit middle-sized, oblong, irregularly formed. Eye very large, deeply sunk, in an uneven, oblique hollow. Stalk rather short, not deeply inserted. Skin greenish yellow ; on the sunny side of a brownish red, streaked with a darker colour. Flesh white, very firm. Juice abundant, and of a very excellent flavour. A dessert apple from October till March. Its name seems to indicate a Norfolk origin ; but I never could find it in any part of the county.
Page 65 - ... Fruit of a pretty good size, a little more long than broad, but narrow at the crown, in which appear a few obtuse and undefined plaits. Eye small, with very short converging segments of the calyx. Stalk hardly half an inch long, very stiff and straight. Skin, a small part of it pale gold on the shady side and round the base, but of a bright red over a great part, and where fully exposed to the sun of an intense deep purplish crimson : there are numerous short streaks which mark the shady side...
Page 165 - Let every tree in every garden own The Red-streak as supreme, whose pulpous fruit With gold irradiate, and vermilion shines Tempting, not fatal, as the birth of that Primeval interdicted plant that won Fond Eve in hapless hour to taste, and die. This, of more bounteous influences, inspires Poetic raptures, and the lowly Muse Kindles to loftier strains: even I perceive Her sacred virtue.
Page 6 - ... other spices. Those dried in America are cut into quarters, while those of Normandy are preserved whole. There is a drink with which our ancestors were wont to regale themselves called Lambs-wool, or more properly Lamasool, a word derived from La maes Abhal, which signifies the day of apple fruit. This drink was composed of ale and the pulp of roasted apples, with sugar and spice. It is mentioned by Gerard, and in an old song, called " The King and the Miller," we find it referred to " A cup...
Page xv - The Universal Botanist and Nurseryman, containing descriptions of the species and varieties of all the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs, Flowers, and Fruits, Natives and Exotics, at present cultivated in the European Nurseries, Greenhouses, and Stoves, as described by modern Botanists ; arranged according to the Linnœan System, and their names in English.
Page 5 - Bodnome, so many trees of all sorts, that the servants drinke for the most part no other drinke but that which is made of Apples. The quantity is such, that by the report of the gentleman himselfe, the Parson hath for tithe many hogsheads of Syder.
Page 261 - PRYOR'S RED. The fruit is very large ; color brownish red; its flesh at maturity juicy, and very fine. A winter fruit. 122. RAWLE'S JANET, OR ROCKRIMMON. The form is globular, flattened; the color red and green; flesh very fragrant, more juicy, and of superior flavor to the Newtown Pippin, and keeps equally as well. 123. ROYAL PEARMAIN. Coxe. Fruit fine, of a large size, flattened; skin rough, of a fine russet color, but red next the sun, and faintly streaked with russet; flesh a rich yellow, firm,...
Page 212 - Fruit of a good size, rather more flat than long, having a few obtuse angles terminating in the crown. Eye small, with short diverging segments of the calyx. Stalk short. Skin pale yellow, slightly shaded with orange on the sunny side. Specific gravity of the juice 1076. The Yellow Elliot was well known by planters of the seventeenth century. The cider in a new state is harsh and astringent ; but it grows soft and mellows with age. It is supposed to have derived its name from the person who raised...

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