Floricultural Cabinet and Florists' Magazine. ...

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Whitaker and Company, Ave Maria Lane., 1855 - Horticulture

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Page 196 - The eternal regions : lowly reverent Towards either throne they bow, and to the ground With solemn adoration down they cast Their crowns inwove with amarant and gold ; Immortal amarant, a flower which once In Paradise, fast by the tree of life, Began to bloom...
Page 296 - The bridal-day — the festival — the tomb — Thou hast thy part in each, thou stateliest flower ! Therefore with thy soft breath come floating by A thousand images of love or grief, Dreams, fill'd with tokens of mortality, Deep thoughts of all things beautiful and brief.
Page 30 - With an unimportant exception, the candles are also made of what I beg to designate as vegetable stearine. When the candles, which are made by dipping, are of the required diameter, they receive a final dip into a mixture of the same material and insect-wax, by which their consistency is preserved in the hottest weather.
Page 234 - TwAS a lovely thought to mark the hours, As they floated in light away, By the opening and the folding flowers, That laugh to the summer's day.
Page 45 - British name, however meritoriously honoured, when a name so worthy of immortal honour and renown as that of Washington would strike the mind of the world as far more suitable to the most gigantic and remarkable vegetable wonder indigenous to a country where his name is the most distinguished ornament. As he and his generation declared themselves independent of all English rule and political dictation, so American naturalists must in this case express their respectful dissent from all British scientific...
Page 29 - The article thus procured becomes a solid mass on falling through the sieve; and to purify it, it is melted and formed into cakes for the press. These receive their form from bamboo hoops, a foot in diameter, and three inches deep, which are laid on the ground over a little straw. On being filled with the hot liquid, the...
Page 44 - This bark is fissured irregularly with numerous identations, which give it the appearance of great inequality and roughness. A hundred and fifty feet from the ground it is only about two inches thick on the living tree, which is now being stripped of its bark for transportation from the country. " The cone of this tree is small and compact, and nearly regularly oval ; and although the tree itself is the largest of the conifera, its fruit is as small as that of the dwarfish pines of North Carolina...
Page 29 - The capsules are gently pounded in a mortar to loosen the seeds from, their shells, from which they are separated by sifting. To facilitate the separation of the white sebaceous matter enveloping the seeds, they are steamed in tubs, having convex, open, wicker bottoms, placed over caldrons of boiling water.
Page 88 - This brilliant head appeared on the side of the main-stem, among the leaves, which at that time presented a singular phenomenon. Every evening they rose up and lifted themselves from the blossoms to expose them to the dew, so that each morning these beautiful objects were uncovered ; but as day advanced the leaves gradually drooped, and bent down over the flowers to guard them from the rays of the sun.
Page 296 - WHO has not heard of the Vale of Cashmere, With its roses the brightest that earth ever gave, Its temples, and grottos, and fountains as clear As the love-lighted eyes that hang over their wave...

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