A Natural Arrangement of British Plants: According to Their Relations to Each Other as Pointed Out by Jussieu, De Candolle, Brown, &c. ... with an Introduction to Botany, Том 1

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Сторінка xxviii - Ye valleys low, where the mild whispers use Of shades, and wanton winds, and gushing brooks, On whose fresh lap the swart star sparely looks, Throw hither all your quaint enamelled eyes, That on the green turf suck the honied showers, And purple all the ground with vernal flowers.
Сторінка 776 - In still retreats and flowery solitudes, To Nature's voice attends, from month to month, And day to day, through the revolving year; Admiring, sees her in her every shape ; Feels all her sweet emotions at his heart; Takes what she liberal gives, nor thinks of more.
Сторінка ii - But, should he hide his face, th' astonish'd sun, And all th' extinguish'd stars, would loosening reel Wide from their spheres, and chaos come again. And yet was every faultering tongue of man, Almighty Father! silent in thy praise, Thy works themselves would raise a general voice, Even in the depth of solitary woods By human foot untrod ; proclaim thy power, And to the quire celestial Thee resound, Th...
Сторінка 14 - English name, even amongst the physicians, of any herbe or tree, such was the ignorance at that time ; and as yet there was no English herbal, but one all full of unlearned cacographics and falsely naming of herbes.
Сторінка 14 - Turner lived, and the little assistance he could derive from his contemporaries, he will appear to have exhibited uncommon diligence, and great erudition, and fully to deserve the character of an original writer.
Сторінка 234 - American tree; and gingidium, the name of a Greek umbelliferous plant, to a plant of the South Sea Islands; that it would appear necessary to go still further back, and to establish as a canon, that the name given to a plant by the oldest author, who has so described, or otherwise designated the plant, in the language in which we speak or write, as to render us certain of its due application to the plant of which we treat, shall be esteemed the preferable name for it...
Сторінка 4 - ... and in one respect surpasses most in that, while wealth may exhibit its splendour in collecting living plants, yet the study is also compatible with the most humble fortunes, and may be made to beguile the tedious hours of convalescence, while it need not confine the sufferer to his room, but will even entice him forth to breathe the dewy incense of the morn. Few are the stuflies that require...
Сторінка 19 - John Ray, or Wray, as he for a time affected to spell his name, was born on the 29th November, 1628, at Black Notley, near Braintree, in Essex, where his father was a blacksmith. The humble rank of his parents did not prevent him receiving a liberal education at the village school, from which, at the age of sixteen, he passed to the University of Cambridge. One of his tutors here was Dr Duport, a man of considerable learning, under whom young Ray acquired a good knowledge of...
Сторінка 2 - ... countries, where the stomach is liable to torpor, and requires an extraordinary stimulus to promote its healthy action ; as also of calamus aromaticus in those humid situations which are liable to intermittent fevers ; and of sarsaparilla and guiacum in the regions supposed to be the native seats of lues, and where, according to a Spanish traveller, d'Aranda, in his account of South America, it is a sporadic disease.
Сторінка 13 - Anne of Cleves, when transformed by act of Parliament from the wife into the sister of Henry, endeavoured to forget the slights of the monarch in the cultivation of vegetables.

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