Our Native Ferns

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Page 66 - There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have been before, •To mingle with the Universe, and feel What I can ne'er express, yet cannot all conceal Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean— roll!
Page 11 - Our outward life requires them not — Then wherefore had they birth ? — To minister delight to man, To beautify the earth ; To comfort man — to whisper hope, Whene'er his faith is dim, For who so careth for the flowers Will much more care for him ! Mary Howitt.
Page 36 - ... Of these tremendous tokens of thy power, His pride, and lays his strifes and follies by ? Oh, from these sterner aspects of thy face Spare me and mine, nor let us need the wrath Of the mad unchained elements to teach Who rules them. Be it ours to meditate, In these calm shades, thy milder majesty, And to the beautiful order of thy works Learn to conform the order of our lives.
Page 32 - Zweck sein selbst ist jegliches Tier, vollkommen entspringt es Aus dem Schoß der Natur und zeugt vollkommene Kinder. Alle Glieder bilden sich aus nach ewgen Gesetzen, Und die seltenste Form bewahrt im geheimen das Urbild.
Page 55 - On the contrary, the great benefit which a scientific education bestows, whether as training or as knowledge, is dependent upon the extent to which the mind of the student is brought into immediate contact with facts — upon the degree to which he learns the habit of appealing directly to Nature, and of acquiring through his senses concrete images of those properties of things, which are, and always will be, but...
Page 23 - But on St. John's mysterious night, Sacred to many a wizard spell, The time when first to human sight Confest the mystic fern-seed fell...
Page 102 - Sori round, borne on the back or rarely at the apex of the veins: indusium flat or flattish, orbicular and peltate at the center or cordatereniform and fixed either centrally or at the sinus.
Page 114 - Sporocarps ovoid or bean-shaped, composed of two vertical valves having several transverse compartments or sori in each valve, the sori composed of both macrosporangia and microsporangia, also provided with a ring which, at the opening of the valves, swells and tears the sori from their position.
Page 9 - ... the nomenclature adopted, and to Dr. JT Scovell and OF Fidlar, of Terre Haute, for aid in collecting certain species in the fall of 1896. Messrs. JM and Stanley Coulter have also verified a number of species for me, and to them my thanks are due for the service rendered. CATALOGUE. PTERIDOPHYTA. " In the entire vegetable world there are probably no forms of growth that attract more general notice than the ferns.
Page 114 - Perennial herbaceous plants rooting in mud, with slender creeping rootstocks and 4-foliolate or filiform leaves. Asexual propagation consisting of sporocarps borne on peduncles which rise from the rootstock near the leaf-stalk or are consolidated with it, containing both macrospores and microspores. The macrospores germinate into prothallia which bear mostly archegonia, while the microspores grow into prothallia bearing the antheridia.

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