Elements of Botany: Or Outlines of the Natural History of Vegetables. Illustrated by Forty Plates ...

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author, 1812 - Botany - 378 pages
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Page 241 - To close the face of things. 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. Wide o'er the thistly lawn, as swells the breeze, A whitening shower of vegetable down Amusive floats. The kind impartial care Of Nature nought disdains : thoughtful to feed Her lowest sons, and clothe the coming year, From field to field the feather'd seeds she wings.
Page 2 - But not alike to every mortal eye, Is this great scene unveil'd. For since the claims 80 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 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 nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Page ii - Elements of Botany, or outlines of the natural history of vegetables, illustrated with forty plates; the second edition, first volume. 310 pages, with an index of forty pages — 1812. "19. Additional facts, observations, and conjectures, relative to the generation of the opossum of North America, in a letter to Professor JAH Reimarus, of Hamburg; octavo, 24 pages — 1813.
Page i - ... Scotland ; Member | of the American Philosophical Society ; Fellow of the American Academy | of Arts and Sciences of Boston ; Corresponding Member of the | Massachusetts Historical Society; Member of the Phy- 1 sical Society of Jena; one of the Foreign Members | of the Lmnœan Society of London ; | and | Professor of Materia Medica, Natural History and Botany, | in the | University of Pennsylvania.
Page 248 - ... equal in weight to one grain; and that the weight of the whole quantity of seed in a single stalk of Tobacco, is such, that the number of seeds, according to the above-mentioned proportion, must be 3 60, 000.
Page xi - I thus publicly return my thanks to the ingenious naturalist, for his kind liberality in enriching my work, I sincerely rejoice to have an opportunity of declaring how much of my happiness in the study of natural history, has been owing to my acquaintance with him; how often I have availed myself of his knowledge in the investigation of the natural productions of our native country; how sincerely I have loved him for the happiest union of moral integrity, with original genius, and unaspiring science,...
Page 317 - Domine," of our singers; and, after partaking silently of the luxurious banquet, again set up their tuneful paeans. Honey is of no other use to plants than to tempt insects, who, in procuring it, fertilize the flower by disturbing the dust of the stamens, and even carry that substance from the barren to the fertile blossoms.

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