Flower-land: An Introduction to Botany

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F.A. Stokes, 1891 - Botany - 240 pages
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Page 219 - Your voiceless lips, O flowers ! are living preachers, Each cup a pulpit, every leaf a book, Supplying to my fancy numerous teachers From loneliest nook. Floral Apostles ! that in dewy splendor "Weep without woe, and blush without a crime...
Page 219 - Neath cloistered boughs, each floral bell that swingeth And tolls its perfume on the passing air, Makes Sabbath in the fields, and ever ringeth A call to prayer. Not to the domes where crumbling arch and column Attest the feebleness of mortal hand, But to that fane, most catholic and solemn, Which God hath planned; To that cathedral, boundless as our wonder, Whose quenchless lamps the sun and moon supply ; Its choir the wings and waves, its organ thunder, Its dome the sky.
Page 219 - Neath cloistered boughs each floral bell that swingeth And tolls its perfume on the passing air Makes Sabbath in the fields, and ever ringeth A call to prayer : Not to the domes where crumbling arch and column Attest the feebleness of mortal hand, But to that fane most catholic and solemn Which God hath plann'd,— To that cathedral, boundless as our wonder, Whose quenchless lamps the sun and moon supply, Its choir the winds and waves, its organ thunder, Its dome the sky.
Page 220 - Sabbath in the fields, and ever ringeth .1 call to prayer — Not to the domes where crumbling arch and column Attest the feebleness of mortal hand, But to that fane most catholic and solemn Which God hath planned— To that cathedral, boundless as our wonder, Whose quenchless lamps the sun and moon supply, Its choir the winds and waves, its organ thunder, Its dome the sky. There, amid solitude and shade, I wander Through the green aisles, and, stretched upon the sod, Amid the silence reverently...
Page 178 - ... spring- and autumn-wood (as in the wood of the Beech, Lime, Maple, and Walnut) ; but some kinds of wood show a ring of conspicuously large vessels in the spring-wood, while in the autumn-wood there are numerous much smaller vessels (as in the wood of the Oak, Elm, and Ash). Fill. 140. — Part ol...
Page iv - if anything is worth doing at all it is worth doing well
Page 162 - The fruits are most formidable, and arc said sometimes even to kill lions. They roll about over the dry plains, and, if they attach themselves to the skin, the wretched animal tries to tear them out, and sometimes getting them into his mouth perishes miserably.
Page 141 - omni/erum, the Poppy ; n stigma ; j the pores which open by the removal of the valves (a).
Page 62 - But few know much about him other than that he exists. So I am going to tell you a little more about the old man, for I know him. I had often stopped and talked to the old chap for a while. There was something soothing and good about him which I seemed to need. I had done this so often that people must have thought he was an unfortunate relative of mine. It is not so. There is no distress in our family...
Page 215 - Epigynous. a top of stem or axis, k calyx, c corolla, s stamens, f carpels, n stigma. sk ovule. "inferior" (p 118), and the flower is said to be " epigynous"* as in the carrot, cow-parsnip, or vegetable marrow (Fig.

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