Elements of Botany: Or Outlines of the Natural History of Vegetables. Illustrated by Forty Plates ...
author, 1812 - Botany - 378 pages
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Page 146 - How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Page 240 - A fresher gale Begins to wave the wood, and stir the stream, Sweeping with shadowy gust the fields of corn ; "While the quail clamours for his running mate.
Page 2 - Of social life, to different labours urge The active powers of man ; with wise intent The hand of Nature on peculiar minds Imprints a different bias, and to each Decrees its province in the common toil.
Page i - London ; | and | Professor of Materia Medica, Natural History and Botany, | in the | University of Pennsylvania.
Page 54 - ... be rather unphilosophical to contend, that they are the digestive organs of the plant, unless we were able to prove (what has not yet been proved,) that the nutritious matters which are conveyed from the root to the leaves, are again returned by the leaves to the stem, and other parts of the body. More probable than any of the opinions, that I have mentioned, is that which ascribes to the leaves a kind of respiratory function. This opinion, which was early adopted by some of the ingenious philosophers...
Page 265 - With fierce distracted eye Impatiens stands, " Swells her pale cheeks, and brandishes her hands, " With rage and hate the astonish'd groves alarms, " And hurls her infants from her frantic arms".
Page ii - Elements of Botany: or Outlines of the Natural History of Vegetables. Illustrated by forty plates. By Benjamin Smith Barton," MD President of the Philadelphia Linnean" and Medical Societies; one of the VicePresidents of the American Philosophical Society! Member of the Imperial Society of Naturalists at Moscow in Russia; and Professor of Materia Medica, Natural History, and Botany, in the University of Pennsylvania. The second edition, corrected and greatly enlarged. In two volumes. Vol. I.
Page 121 - Ceres ferro mortales vertere terram instituit, cum iam glandes atque arbuta sacrae deficerent silvae et victum Dodona negaret. mox et frumentis labor additus, ut mala culmos 150 esset robigo, segnisque horreret in arvis carduus : intereunt segetes, subit aspera silva, lappaeque tribulique, interque nitentia culta infelix lolium et steriles dominantur avenae.