A Dictionary of Modern Gardening

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Lea and Blanchard, 1847 - Gardening - 635 pages
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Page 206 - ... cubical inches of carbonic acid; the remainder was hydrocarbonate mixed with some azote, probably no more than existed in the common air in the receiver. The fluid matter collected in the receiver at the same time amounted to nearly half an ounce. It had a saline taste, and a disagreeable smell, and contained some acetate and carbonate of ammonia.
Page 631 - He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather : for the sky is red.
Page 342 - ... made of metal fixed in any land being private property, or for a fence to any dwelling-house, garden or area, or in any square or street, or in any place dedicated to public use...
Page 342 - That if any person shall steal, or shall cut, break, or throw down with intent to steal, any part of any live or dead fence, or any wooden post, pale, or rail set up or used as a fence, or any stile or gate, or any part thereof respectively...
Page 196 - Even without the assistance of buildings, " or other adventitious circumstances, nature alone " furnishes materials for scenes which may be adapted " to almost every kind of expression. Their operation " is general, and their consequences infinite: the mind " is elevated, depressed, or composed, as gaiety, gloom, " or tranquillity prevail in the scene, and we soon lose " sight of the means by which the character is formed.
Page 629 - Quits mutton bones, on grass to feast; And see yon rooks, how odd their flight, They imitate the gliding kite, And seem precipitate to fall, As if they felt the piercing ball. " 'Twill surely rain, I see with sorrow Our jaunt must be put off to-morrow.
Page 16 - This edition has been greatly altered from the original. Many articles of little interest to Americans have been curtailed or wholly omitted, and much new matter, with numerous illustrations, added, especially with respect to the varieties of fruit which experience has shown to be peculiarly adapted to our climate.
Page 22 - It employs seveneighths of the population of almost every civilized community. — Agriculture is not only indispensable to national prosperity, but is eminently conducive to the welfare of those who are engaged in it. It gives health to the body, energy to the mind, is...
Page 342 - IV. c. 18, s. 1, it is enacted that if any person shall set or place, or cause to be set or placed, any spring-gun, man-trap, or other engine calculated to destroy human life or inflict grievous bodily harm...
Page 342 - That if the whole or any part of any tree, sapling-, or shrub, or any underwood, or any part of any live or dead fence, or any post, pale, rail, stile, or gate, or any part thereof, being of the value of...

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