Flora Bedfordiensis, Comprehending Such Plants as Grow Wild in the County of Bedford, Arranged According to the System of Linnĉus, with Occasional Remarks

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W. Smith, 1798 - Botany - 351 pages
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Page i - Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear : Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. Some village- Hampden, that, with dauntless breast, The little tyrant of his fields withstood, Some mute inglorious Milton here may rest, Some Cromwell guiltless of his country's blood. Th...
Page iv - the first female Botanist in the wide circle of the British Dominions'.
Page vii - But this is only one of the innumerable obligations, for which he is proud to acknowledge himself indebted to her assiduity and attachment.
Page vi - ... science by so many of the female sex, notwithstanding the disadvantages they labour under from the want of scholastic and technical instruction, is a convincing proof of the liberality with which Nature has endowed the female mind : and how little reason there is to suppose that their intellectual are from any other cause than want of cultivation, in any degree inferior to their personal accomplishments.
Page 264 - Shields green yellow, changing to full yellow, border paler, crust greenish, with a tinge of yellow, somewhat tiled.
Page 90 - Leaves heart-arrow-shaped, stem nearly upright, without prickles, angles of the seeds even.
Page vi - Botanical researches which have not only done the the highest honor to themselves, but have eminently contributed to rescue these pursuits, from unmerited reproach, to elevate them into reputation, and to impart to them, if not a superior value, at least a superior currency and fashion. — That such excellence should have been attained in this branch...
Page 348 - Crust rather leather-like, stems very short, heads or seeds roundish, white, yellow or scarlet.
Page 238 - Capsules cylindrical, lids taper-pointed, fruitstalks terminating, shoot branched, upright, leaves spear-shaped, rather expanding.
Page 170 - L. autumnale. Stem branched, fruitstalks scaly, leaves spearshaped, toothed, very entire, smooth.

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