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Сторінка 131 - It has been truly said that he who causes two blades of grass to grow where only one grew before...
Сторінка 98 - ... the naval dockyards, where, we understand, the distinction was not even suspected. It may thus be discriminated from the true old English oak: the acorn-stalks of the Robur are long' and its leaves short, whereas the Sessiliflora has the...
Сторінка 79 - So they poured out for the men to eat. And it came to pass, as they were eating of the pottage, that they cried out, and said, O thou man of God, there is death in the pot.
Сторінка 574 - The intoxicating property of the urine is capable of being propagated ; for every one who partakes of it has his urine similarly affected. Thus, with a very few amanitas, a party of drunkards may keep up their debauch for a week.
Сторінка 573 - It renders some remarkably active, and proves highly stimulant to muscular exertion : by too large a dose, violent spasmodic effects are produced. So very exciting to the nervous system in many individuals, is this Fungus, that the effects are often very ludicrous. If a person under its influence wishes to step over a straw or small stick, he takes a stride or a jump sufficient to clear the trunk of a tree ; a talkative person cannot keep silence or secrets ; and one fond of music is perpetually...
Сторінка 719 - SCOTICA ; Or, Portraits of Forest Trees distinguished for their Antiquity, Magnitude, or Beauty, comprising 50 very large and highly-finished painters' Etchings, imperial folio (pub.
Сторінка 580 - Figures ; preceded by an Introduction to the Linnean System. Part II. The Jussieuean Arrangement, of nearly 4000 Genera, with an Introduction to the Natural System, and a General Description and History of each Order. Edited by JC Loudon, FL, H., G., and ZS London.
Сторінка 380 - ... when it is removed. Let us once have all manner of rare and beautiful shrubs abundant and cheap (and there is no reason in the nature of things why the rarest and most beautiful should not be as cheap as the commonest), and every...
Сторінка 309 - The same piece of black paper will serve to take ofF a great number ot impressions, so that, when you have once gone through the process of blacking it, you may make several impressions in a very short time. The principal excellence of this method is, that the paper receives the impression of the most minute veins and hairs ; you may thus also obtain the general character of most flowers in a way much superior to any engraving. The impressions may afterwards be coloured according to nature. A soft,...