The botanic garden; representations of hardy ornamental flowering plants cultivated in Great Britain; with their names, classes [&c.]. [With] The floral register [and] The fruitist, Volúmenes10-11

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Página 630 - BLOSSOMS FAIR pledges of a fruitful tree. Why do ye fall so fast? Your date is not so past, But you may stay yet here awhile To blush and gently smile, And go at last. What, were ye born to be An hour or half's delight, And so to bid good-night? 'Twas pity Nature brought ye forth Merely to show your worth. And lose you quite.
Página 1031 - As the apple tree among the trees of the wood, So is my beloved among the sons. I sat down under his shadow with great delight, And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
Página 897 - Not a tree, A plant, a leaf, a blossom, but contains A folio volume. We may read, and read, And read again, and still find something new, Something to please, and something to instruct, E'en in the noisome weed.
Página 714 - ... and, when they pair in the spring, throw mud and water over its leaves and branches. As the distressed virgin cast down her blushing face through excessive affliction, so does this rosy-coloured flower hang its head, growing paler and paler till it withers away. Hence, as this plant forms a new genus, I have chosen for it the name of Andromeda...
Página 714 - As I contemplated it, I could not help thinking of Andromeda as described by the poets; and the more I meditated upon their descriptions, the more applicable they seemed to the little plant before me: so that, if these writers had had it in view, they could scarcely have contrived a more apposite fable.
Página 984 - Which strike ev'n eyes incurious ; but each moss, Each shell, each crawling insect, holds a rank Important in the plan of Him who framed This scale of beings ; holds a rank which lost Would break the chain, and leave behind a gap Which Nature's self would rue.
Página 801 - FLOWERS. FLOWERS of the field, how meet ye seem Man's frailty to portray, Blooming so fair in morning's beam, Passing at eve away ; Teach this, and, oh ! though brief your reign, Sweet flowers ye shall not live in vain.
Página 857 - That make so gay the solitary place Where no eye sees them. And the fairer forms That cultivation glories in are his. He sets the bright procession on its way...
Página 697 - THERE'S not a heath, however rude, But hath some little flower To brighten up its solitude, And scent the evening hour. There's not a heart, however cast By grief and sorrow down, But hath some memory of the past, To love and call its own.
Página 713 - ... comparison with this lovely blossom. As I contemplated it, I could not help thinking of Andromeda as described by the poets ; and the more I meditated upon their descriptions, the more applicable they seemed to the little...

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