The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural and Domestic Improvement, Volume 18

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John Claudius Loudon
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1842 - Agriculture

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Page 542 - Here's to thee, old apple-tree, Whence thou mayst bud, and whence thou mayst blow ! And whence thou mayst bear apples enow ! Hats full! caps full! Bushel — bushel — sacks full, And my pockets full too ! Huzza...
Page 496 - What is that mother ? The eagle, boy ! Proudly careering his course of joy, Firm, on his own mountain vigour relying, Breasting the dark storm, the red bolt defying ; His wing on the wind, and his eye on the sun, He swerves not a hair, but bears onward, right on. Boy, may the eagle's flight ever be thine, Onward and upward, and true to the line.
Page 328 - I have often, in concurrence with a known custom of the country, held my hands over the eyes of the calf, and breathed a few strong breaths into its nostrils; after which I have, with my hunting companions, rode several miles into our encampment, with the little prisoner busily following the heels of my horse the whole way, as closely and as affectionately as its instinct would attach it to the company of its dam!
Page 573 - On some very large farms in Devonshire, the proprietors determined, a few summers ago, to try the result of offering a great reward for the heads of rooks : but the issue proved destructive to the farmers, for nearly the whole of the crops failed for three successive years; and they have since been forced to import rooks and other birds to re-stock their farms with.
Page 321 - Britannicum abridged: containing the Hardy Trees and Shrubs of Great Britain, Native and Foreign, Scientifically and Popularly Described; with their Propagation, Culture, and Uses in the Arts; and with Kngravings of nearly all the Species.
Page 521 - ... fruit, is increased by this apparent obstruction of the descending sap ; and the fruit of such young trees ripens, I think, somewhat earlier than upon other young trees of the same age, which grow upon stocks of their own species ; but the growth and vigour of the tree, and its power to nourish a succession of heavy crops, are diminished, apparently, by the stagnation, in the branches and stock, of a portion of that sap, which, in a tree growing upon its own stem, or upon a stock of its own species,...
Page 533 - In any scene, whether real or painted, when such harmony prevails, the least discordancy in color would disturb the eye : but if we suppose a single object of a glaring white to be introduced, the whole attention. in spite of all our efforts to the contrary, will be drawn to that one point ; if many such objects be scattered about, the eye will be distracted among them. Again (to consider it in another view), when the sun breaks out in gleams, there is something that delights and surprises, in seeing...
Page 3 - It now remains to be stated, how in their turn, animals acquire those elements which they restore to the atmosphere; and we cannot, see without admiring the sublime simplicity of all these laws of nature, that animals always borrow these elements from plants themselves. We have, indeed, ascertained, from the most satisfactory results, that animals do not create true organic matters, but that they destroy them; that plants, on the contrary...
Page 4 - ... spread upon the surface of the earth organization, feeling, and thought." These words are as true as they are beautiful. If feeling and thought, if the noblest faculties of the soul and of the intellect, have need for their manifestation of a material covering, to plants is assigned the framing of its web with the elements which they borrow from the air, and under the influence of the light which the sun, its inexhaustible source, pours in unceasing floods upon the surface of the globe. And as...
Page 126 - OF SOILS. THE fertility of a soil is much influenced by its physical properties, such as its porosity, colour, attraction for moisture, or state of disintegration. But independently of these conditions, the fertility depends upon the chemical constituents of which the soil is composed.

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