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Page 36 - Such an one and no other, I conceive, has had a liberal education; for he is, as completely as a man can be, in harmony with nature. He will make the best of her, and she of him. They will get on together rarely; she as his ever beneficent mother; he as her mouthpiece, her conscious self, her minister and interpreter.
Page 47 - Pippin, Seedling, Beauty, Favorite, and other like useless and improper titles to our fruits. The cases are very few where a single word will not form a better name for a fruit than two or more. Thus shall we establish a standard worthy of imitation by other nations, and I suggest that we ask the co-operation of all pomological and horticultural societies, in this and foreign countries, in carrying out this important reform.
Page 31 - The fruit is replete not only with acid, mucilage, and sugar, but with its own peculiar aromatic and highly volatile secretion, elaborated within itself, on which its fine flavour depends. How far are we still from understanding the whole anatomy of the vegetable body, which can create and keep separate such distinct and discordant substances...
Page 180 - What was a liquid is now a solid, though the component molecules are not in themselves changed in respect to composition or hardness. They have simply arranged themselves in regular and fixed order, like the bricks of a tower, and a crystal is the result. To attain this arrangement more or less of molecular movement is required, and anything whatever that tends to prevent this movement tends to prevent the water freezing at the temperature stated. Indeed, only pure water freezes at the degree marked...
Page 116 - And further be it Resolved, That the Secretary of this Society be instructed to furnish each of the Kansas Senators and Representatives an authenticated copy of these resolutions at an early day.
Page 71 - GROWING. Raspberries are attracting more attention at this particular time than ever before. Raspberries have always been appreciated more or less on account of filling in the place nicely between strawberries and blackberries. It is a fruit much admired by many, though never so popular as the strawberry. Up to within a few years there were but few varieties. The Red Antwerp, American, or common Black Cap, and Brinkle's Orange, were popular as far back as I can recollect. As much improvement has...
Page 179 - Fahrenheit's thermometer; that is, the exceedingly minute, ultramicroscopical, but solid and firm particles (molecules) composing liquid water, at this temperature arrange themselves in certain regular positions with respect to each other, and cohere so as no longer to be, as before, freely movable upon each other. What was a liquid is now a solid, though the component molecules are not in themselves changed in respect to composition or hardness. They have simply arranged themselves in regular and...
Page 184 - ... spaces. Indeed, it is largely by such alternating changes of heat and cold that liquid water gets into and accumulates in the trunk of a tree, mainly through the contraction and expansion of contained air. The corky bark is almost impervious to water and air, and forms a kind of sealed tube, whose lower end only is open in winter. If air at first occupies all the cavities in the wood, as it does in summer, and a reduction of temperature occurs, this air very considerably contracts in volume,...