A Natural Arrangement of British Plants: According to Their Relations to Each Other as Pointed Out by Jussieu, De Candolle, Brown, &c. ...

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1821 - Plants
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Page 776 - In still retreats and flowery solitudes, To Nature's voice attends, from month to month, And day to day, through the revolving year; Admiring, sees her in her every shape ; Feels all her sweet emotions at his heart; Takes what she liberal gives, nor thinks of more.
Page iii - God [John] by Divine Providence Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all England and Metropolitan...
Page ii - But should he hide his face, the astonish'd sun, And all the extinguish'd stars, would, loosening, reel Wide from their spheres, and Chaos come again. And yet was every faltering tongue of man, Almighty Father ! silent in Thy praise, Thy works themselves would raise a general voice, Even in the depth of solitary woods By human foot untrod ; proclaim Thy power, And to the choir celestial Thee resound, The eternal Cause, Support, and End of all...
Page 14 - I could learn never one Greke, neither Latin nor English name, even amongst the physicians, of any herbe or tree, such was the ignorance at that time ; and as yet there was no English herbal, but one all full of unlearned cacographics and falsely naming of herbes.
Page 14 - Turner lived, and the little assistance he could derive from his contemporaries, he will appear to have exhibited uncommon diligence, and great erudition, and fully to deserve the character of an original writer.
Page 234 - American tree; and gingidium, the name of a Greek umbelliferous plant, to a plant of the South Sea Islands ; that it would appear necessary to go still further back, and to establish as a canon, that the name given to a plant by the oldest author, who has so described, or otherwise designated the plant, in the language in which we speak or write, as to render us certain of its due application to the plant of which we treat, shall be esteemed the preferable name for it...
Page 13 - Eighth, endeavored to forget the slights of the monarch in the cultivation of vegetables ; and it is probable that some of the kitchen-gardeners at Chelsea are the descendants of Flemish gardeners, whom her real brother sent over to manage her garden there.
Page 4 - ... and in one respect surpasses most in that, while wealth may exhibit its splendour in collecting living plants, yet the study is also compatible with the most humble fortunes, and may be made to beguile the tedious hours of convalescence, while it...
Page 19 - John Ray, or Wray, as he for a time affected to spell his name, was born on the 29th November, 1628, at Black Notley, near Braintree, in Essex, where his father was a blacksmith. The humble rank of his parents did not prevent him receiving a liberal education at the village school, from which, at the age of sixteen, he passed to the University of Cambridge. One of his tutors here was Dr Duport, a man of considerable learning, under whom young Ray acquired a good knowledge of...

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