A Floral Guide for East Kent, Etc: Being a Record of the Habitats of Indigenous Plants Found in the Eastern Division of the County of Kent, with Those of Faversham. Together with Brief Remarks on the Uses of the Several Species in Rural Or Domestic Economy, Etc

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1839 - Plants - 98 pages
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Page 46 - The bending willow into barks they twine, Then line the work with spoils of slaughtered kine: Such are the floats Venetian fishers know, Where in dull marshes stands the settling Po ; On such to neighboring Gaul, allured by gain, ^ The bolder Britons cross the swelling main.
Page 30 - No gems can equal this brilliant and lasting ornament of the turf. When summer, with her gay companions, has deserted the woods and fields, when the completion of the harvest has robbed the landscape of its richer features, the grassy downs are still glowing with the tufted Euphrasia, which, scattered around, yet reminds us, by its beautifully varied white, of a chill, though EUPHRASIA. Eye-bright. beneficial attendant of approaching winter.
Page 41 - ... and sheep have for it, are merits which distinguish it as one of the most valuable of those grasses which affect moist rich soils and sheltered situations...
Page 25 - FLOWER of the waste ! the heath-fowl shuns For thee the brake and tangled wood — To thy protecting shade she runs, Thy tender buds supply her food ; Her young forsake her downy plumes, To rest upon thy opening blooms. Flower of the desert though thou art ! The deer that range the mountain free, The graceful doe, the stately hart, Their food and shelter seek from thee ; The bee thy earliest blossom greets, And draws from thee her choicest sweets. Gem of the heath ! whose modest bloom Sheds beauty...
Page 89 - The flowers are highly fragrant, but when dried are of a narcotic scent : reduced to powder, thty excite sneezing. An extract prepared from the flowers, or from the roots, partakes of the bitterness as well as of the purgative properties of aloes. The dose from 20 to 30 grains. A beautiful and durable green colour may be prepared from the leaves by the assistance of lime.

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