Vegetable Substances Used for the Food of Man

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Сторінка 339 - Fanning their odoriferous wings, dispense Native perfumes, and whisper whence they stole Those balmy spoils. As when to them who sail Beyond the Cape of Hope, and now are past Mozambic, off at sea north-east winds blow Sabean odours from the spicy shore Of Araby the Blest ; with such delay Well pleased they slack their course, and many a league Cheered with the grateful smell old Ocean smiles...
Сторінка 194 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low ! The crows, and choughs, that wing the midway air. Shew scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire ; dreadful trade ! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice ; and yon...
Сторінка 85 - In those countries where the labouring classes have the fewest wants, and are contented with the cheapest food, the people are exposed to the greatest vicissitudes and miseries.
Сторінка 57 - Two of our young hunters, having killed a deer, made a fire in the woods to broil some parts of it. When they were about to satisfy their hunger, they beheld a beautiful young woman descend from the clouds, and seat herself on that hill, which you see yonder among the blue mountains. They said to each other, it is a spirit that has smelled our broiling venison, and wishes to eat of it; let us offer some to her.
Сторінка 335 - Derecona, and are very abundant in some seasons, and scarce in others. They are collected in the hottest months, and hung up by a string in the air to dry : some dry of themselves on the ground, and are said to be far more narcotic than those artificially preserved. Small deep-coloured specimens, thickly covered with warts, are also said to be more powerful than those of a larger size and paler colour.
Сторінка 128 - Solanum tuberosum grows wild in the environs of Lima, and fourteen leagues from Lima on the coast ; and I myself have found it in the kingdom of Chili,' — and Mr. Lambert adds, ' I have lately received from Mr. Pavon very fine wild specimens of Solanum tuberosum, collected by himself in Peru.
Сторінка 386 - ... possible removed at a heat just sufficient to cause the impurities to collect together on the surface, the cane liquor is then subjected to a very rapid boiling, in order to evaporate the watery particles, and bring the syrup to such a consistency that it will granulate on cooling.
Сторінка 198 - Lord Townshend, and a few neighbouring land-owners — which were ere long happily imitated by others. Since these improvements were effected, rents have risen in that county from one or two shillings to fifteen or twenty shillings per acre ; a country of sheep-walks and rabbit-warrens has been rendered highly productive; and, by dint of management, what was thus gained has been preserved and improved even to the present moment. Some of the finest corn...
Сторінка 294 - ... was an ingredient in two very old Scotch dishes, " Cock a leekie," a great favourite with James I. ; and in the famed " Haggies." The leeks which are cultivated in the colder parts of the Highlands of Scotland, and in Wales, are more pungent than those of England. Worlidge observes of Wales, " I have seen the greater part of a garden there stored with leeks, and part of the remainder with onions and garlic.
Сторінка 80 - Cumberland,' says Eden, in his History of t!ie Poor (1797), 'that it was only a rich family that used a peck of wheat in the course of the year, and that was used at Christmas.

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