The Apple-tree

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Macmillan, 1922 - Apples - 117 pages

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Page 58 - Paradisi in Sole Paradisus terrestris, or a choice Garden of all sorts of Rarest Flowers, &c.
Page 9 - I promise myself that when •**• I reach home I shall see the apple-tree as I had never seen it before. Even its bark and its gnarly trunk will hold converse with me, and its first tiny leaves of the budding spring will herald me a welcome. Once again I shall be a youth with the apple-tree, but feeling more than the turbulent affection of transient youth can understand. Life does not seem regular and established when there is no apple-tree in the yard and about the buildings, no orchards blooming...
Page 42 - It might be remarked of a small number of these laws,* that they seem little suitable for the people's observance under their present unsettled circumstances. To this, it appears to me a sufficient reply, that there is no reason, in the nature of the case, why the knowledge of institutions and practices which were designed for the people's permanent observance, should be reserved till the favorable time for such observance arrived. On the contrary, as far as we can see, it would be altogether fit...
Page 62 - Vinetum Britannicum: or, a Treatise of Cider. And such other Wines and Drinks that are extracted from all manner of Fruits Growing in this Kingdom. Together with the Method of Propagating all sorts of Vinous Fruit-Trees. And a Description of the newinvented Ingenio or Mill, For the more expeditious and better making of Cider.
Page 93 - If man has dominion and if he needs apples, then is he within his rights if he joins issue with the insects. Yet is the insect as interesting for all that. I think we should miss many of the satisfactions of life, and certainly some of the disciplines, if there were no insects. My apple-tree is a great place for a naturalist. Van Bruyssel wrote a book on "The Population of an Old Pear-Tree.
Page 82 - Carving. But the thing or matter is : The reforming of the fruit of one tree with the fruit of another, by an artificial transplacing or transposing of a twig, bud or leaf, (commonly called a Graft) taken from one tree of the same, or some A Graff, other kind, and placed or put to, or into another tree in one time and manner.
Page 7 - The wind is snapping in the bamboos, knocking together the resonant canes and weaving the myriad flexile wreaths above them. The palm heads rustle with a brisk crinkling music. Great ferns stand in the edge of the forest, and giant arums cling their arms about the trunks of trees and rear their dim jacks-in-the-pulpit far in the branches ; and in the greater distance I know that green parrots are flying in twos from tree to tree.
Page 68 - If he wants twenty or forty kinds of apples for his personal use, running from Early Harvest to Roxbury Russet, he should be accorded the privilege.
Page 62 - ... was a marketing slogan dreamed up by growers concerned that temperance would cut into sales. In 1900 the horticulturist Liberty Hyde Bailey wrote that "the eating of the apple (rather than the drinking of it) has come to be paramount...
Page 93 - So the worm in the apple has a delicate and interesting history. From egg to imago the transformations proceed with regularity, and they are marvelous.

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