An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvements of the Linnean System, Volum 1

C. J. G. and F. Rivington, 1830 - 394 pàgines

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Pàgina xxxvi - The sum is this. If man's convenience, health, Or safety interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs. Else they are all — the meanest things that are, As free to live, and to enjoy that life, As God was free to form them at the first, Who in his sovereign wisdom made them all.
Pàgina lvi - Fair angel, thy desire, which tends to know The works of God, thereby to glorify The great Work-Master, leads to no excess That reaches blame, but rather merits praise The more it seems excess, that led thee hither From thy empyreal mansion thus alone, To witness with thine eyes what some perhaps, Contented with report, hear only in heaven : For wonderful indeed are all his works, Pleasant to know, and worthiest to be all Had in remembrance always with delight...
Pàgina 111 - 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.
Pàgina xxxv - And the poor beetle that we tread upon, In corporal sufferance finds a pang as great As when a giant dies.
Pàgina xl - The sheltering oak resists the stormy wind, The tougher yew repels invading foes, And the tall pine for future navies grows ; But this soft family, to cares unknown, Were born for pleasure and delight alone : Gay without toil, and lovely without art...
Pàgina xl - But we despise these his inferior ways (Though no less full of miracle and praise) : Upon the flowers of heaven we gaze ; The stars of earth no wonder in us raise, Though these perhaps do, more than they, The life of mankind sway.
Pàgina xxxiv - They are all the formation of Supreme Intelligence, for a wise and a worthy end, and may lead us by gentle gradations to a faint conception of the powers of infinite wisdom. They have calmed and amused some of us worms and reptiles, and possibly bettered us for our change to a new and more perfect order of being.
Pàgina 26 - A considerable number of pieces of pliant paper, from one to four inches square. 4. " Some small flat leaden weights, and a few small bound books. " The specimen of any plant intended for the Herbarium, should be carefully collected when dry and in the height of its flowering, with the different parts as perfect as possible, and in the smaller plants the roots should be taken up. It should then be brought home in a...
Pàgina lv - Perhaps, has in immortal numbers sung; Or what she dictates writes; and oft, an eye Shot round, rejoices in the vigorous year. When...
Pàgina 3 - A CLASS .... to an ARMY ; An ORDER ... to a REGIMENT ; A GENUS .... to a COMPANY ; And a SPECIES to a SOLDIER. But no comparison can be more in point, than that which considers the Vegetables upon the face of the globe, as analogous to the inhabitants; thus. VEGETABLES resemble the INHABITANTS in general; CLASSES .... resemble the NATIONS; ORDERS .... resemble the TRIBES ; GENERA....

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