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Страница 160 - THIS is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic, Stand like harpers hoar, with beards that rest on their bosoms.
Страница 210 - Thy Father has written for thee." "Come, wander with me," she said, "Into regions yet untrod; And read what is still unread In the manuscripts of God." And he wandered away and away With Nature, the dear old nurse, Who sang to him night and day The rhymes of the universe. And whenever the way seemed long, Or his heart began to fail, She would sing a more wonderful song, Or tell a more marvellous tale.
Страница 132 - ... the tender framing of their endless imagery. Sharing the stillness of the unimpassioned rock, they share also its endurance ; and while the winds of departing spring scatter the white hawthorn blossom like drifted snow, and summer dims on the parched meadow the drooping of its cowslip gold, — far above, among the mountains, the silver lichen spots rest, starlike, on the stone : and the gathering orange stain, upon the edge of yonder western peak, reflects the sunsets of a thousand years.
Страница 132 - Unfading as motionless, the worm frets them not, and the autumn wastes not. Strong in lowliness, they neither blanch in heat nor pine in frost. To them, slow-fingered, constant-hearted, is entrusted the weaving of the dark, eternal tapestries of the hills ; to them, slowpencilled, iris-dyed, the tender framing of their endless imagery.
Страница 210 - And Nature, the old nurse, took The child upon her knee, Saying: "Here is a story-book Thy Father has written for thee." "Come, wander with me," she said, "Into regions yet untrod; And read what is still unread In the manuscripts of God.
Страница 132 - ... stillness of the unimpassioned rock, they share also its endurance ; and while the winds of departing spring scatter the white hawthorn blossom like drifted snow, and summer dims on the parched meadow the drooping of its...
Страница 29 - I have castrated and fertilised above ninety flowers, trying all the eighteen distinct crosses which are possible within the limits of this one species ! I cannot explain, but I feel sure you would think it a grand case. I have been writing to Botanists to see if I can possibly get L.
Страница 42 - neath the tree The goddess" self I almost hope to see. The tints of purple and the texture fine, The curves of beauty seen in every line. With fringes exquisite of golden hue Perfect the wonders of the fairy shoe. The goddess surely must have been in haste, Like Daphne, fleeing when Apollo chased, And leaving here a slipper by the way, Intends to find it on another day.
Страница xii - Perfect.— As applied to flowers, having both stamens and pistils. Perianth. — The floral envelopes taken collectively. Petal— A division of the corolla. Petiole.— The foot-stalk of a leaf. Pinnate (leaves) are compound leaves, in which the leaflets are arranged on a common stalk, which answers to the midrib of a simple leaf. Locust and ash are examples. Placenta.— The seed-bearing part of the ovary. Plumule.— The bud just above the cotyledons of a germinating plant.
Страница 210 - The object of the foregoing chapters has been, not a scientific treatise on Botany, but to show how comparatively simple and easy it is, and what a pleasure it is, to know something — a great deal — about plants.

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