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

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author, 1814 - Botany
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Page 2 - O'er that the rising system, more complex, Of animals; and higher still, the mind, The varied scene of quick-compounded thought, And where the mixing passions endless shift ; These ever open to my ravish'd eye ; A search, the flight of time can ne'er exhaust!
Page 10 - Saxon hoc,) may, perhaps, be ultimately traced to the word Pak, or Pauk, which in the language of certain Asiatic tribes, such as the Curdes, signifies the leaf (folium) of a vegetable. This will appear the less improbable, when it is recollected, how much it is the practice of some nations to change the...
Page 22 - ... hideous form, Howling amidst the midnight storm, Or throws him on the ridgy steep Of some loose hanging rock to sleep : And with him thousand phantoms join'd, Who prompt to deeds accurs'd the mind : And those, the fiends, who near allied, O'er nature's wounds, and wrecks preside ; While Vengeance, in the lurid air, Lifts her red arm, expos'd and bare...
Page 51 - Glaucium corniculatum* or Red Celandine, at the same time, taking the precaution of removing all the other blossoms of that day's opening. He repeated the same practice on another morning, " only sprinkling the stigma of that blossom, which he had last deprived of its own stamens, with the pollen from another. The flower first mutilated produced no fruit, but the second afforded very perfect seed. " " My design, (says L. ) was to prevent any one in future from the believing, that the removal of the...
Page 78 - Most fragrant breathe the aromatic tribes. There bid thy roofs high on the basking steep Ascend, there light thy hospitable fires.
Page 57 - Axem humero torquet stellis ardentibus aptum. Hinc mihi Massylae gentis monstrata sacerdos , Hesperidum templi custos, epulasque draconi Quae dabat, et sacros servabat in arbore ramos, Spargens humida mella soporiferumque papaver.

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