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Page 203 - Yet nature is made better by no mean 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 250 - Survey have shown that the northward distribution of terrestrial animals and plants is governed by the sum of the positive temperatures for the entire season of growth and reproduction, and that the southward distribution is governed by the mean temperature of a brief period during the hottest part of the year.
Page 182 - ... deemed to be made and had according to one of the imperial weights or measures ascertained by this Act, or to some multiple or part thereof...
Page 158 - In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Page 240 - Correspondents should not mix up on the same sheet questions relating to Gardening and those on Poultry and Bee subjects, and should never send more than two or three questions at onoe.
Page 246 - THE WALL-FLOWER. THE Wall-flower— the Wall-flower, How beautiful it blooms ! It gleams above the ruined tower, Like sunlight over tombs ; It sheds a halo of repose Around the wrecks of time. To beauty give the flaunting rose, The Wall-flower is sublime.
Page 112 - For many ages, silk bore an enormous price at Rome; but, about the middle of the sixth century, during the reign of Justinian, two monks arrived at Constantinople from India, bringing with them the white mulberry, and the eggs of the silk-worm. From Constantinople, the white mulberry was introduced into Greece, and, about the year 1130, into Sicily and Italy. The first mulberry that was planted in France was living in 1802, and there still remain some stocks that are apparently of nearly the same...
Page 272 - ... apparent motion of such a cloud is a bad indication of the motion of the air. After describing some special cases, Mr. Shaw referred to the meteorological effects of the thermal disturbance which must be introduced by the condensation of water vapour, and he attributed the violent atmospheric disturbances accompanying tropical rains to this cause.
Page 203 - s barren ; and I care not To get slips of them. Pol. Wherefore, gentle maiden, Do you neglect them ? Per. For I have heard it said, There is an art which, in their piedness, shares With great creating nature. Pol. Say, there be ; Yet nature is made better by no mean, But nature makes...
Page 204 - It is with regret that we have to record the death of Sir Samuel Cunard, whose name was so well known in connection with the Cunard line of steamers. We were present for a short time at Christies' rooms on the first day's sale of poor John Leech's sketches, which realized enormous prices.