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Page 115 - But nature makes that mean : so, over that art Which you say adds to nature, is an art That nature makes. You see, sweet maid, we marry A gentler scion to the wildest stock, And make conceive a bark of baser kind By bud of nobler race : this is an art Which does mend nature, change it rather, but The art itself is nature.
Page 184 - Simple leaves are the best for young beginners to experiment upon ; the vine, poplar, beech. and ivy leaves make excellent skeletons. Care must be exercised in the selection of leaves, as well as the period of the year and the state of the atmosphere when the specimens are collected; otherwise failure will be the result. The best months to gather the specimens are July and August. Never collect specimens in damp weather; and none but perfectly matured leaves ought to be selected.
Page 3 - Flowers on a morning table are specially suitable to the time. They look like the happy wakening of the Creation ; they bring the perfumes of the breath of Nature into your room ; they seem the...
Page 3 - Set flowers on your table, a whole nosegay, if you can get it, — or but two or three, — or a single flower, — a rose, a pink, nay, a daisy.
Page 184 - ... in the pan, and boil the whole together for an hour. Boiling water ought to be added occasionally, but sufficient only to replace that lost by evaporation. The epidermis and parenchyma of some leaves will more readily separate than others. A good test is to try the leaves after they have been gently boiling for about an hour, and if the cellular matter does not easily rub off betwixt the finger and thumb beneath cold water, boil them again for a short time. When the...