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Page 255 - Some drill and bore The solid earth, and from the strata there Extract a register, by which we learn, That he who made it, and reveal'd its date To Moses, was mistaken in its age.
Page 424 - The best application for the destruction of the lice is a wash made of two parts of soft soap and eight of water, with which is to be mixed lime enough to bring it to the consistence of thick whitewash. This is to be put upon the trunks and limbs of the trees with a brush, and as high as practicable, so as to cover the whole surface, and fill all the cracks in the bark. The proper time for washing over the trees is in the early part of June, when the insects are young and tender.
Page 529 - THE two most interesting periods to one who is in the habit of associating some agreeable sentiment with the phases of nature, occur when the trees are putting forth their tender leaves and flowers in the opening of the year, and when they are assuming the variegated hues that precede the fall of the leaf. Hence the spring and the autumn have always been regarded as preeminently the two poetical seasons — the one emblemising the period of youth, the other that of old age.
Page 339 - Elm, is perhaps generally more picturesque than the common sort, as it hangs more negligently, though at the same time, with this negligence, it loses in a good degree that happy surface for catching masses of light which we admire in the common elm. We observe also, when we see this tree in company with the common elm, that its bark is somewhat of a lighter hue.
Page 515 - Size two and three-quarters by three inches; oblate, inclining to conical — greenish yellow, with many russet dots near the crown, and occasionally a faint blush — stem seven-eighths of an inch by one-ninth, inserted in a deep, open, furrowed cavity — calyx very small, set in a deep, narrow, plaited basin, seed brown, broad, short : flavor pleasant — quality "very good.
Page 519 - GRAHAM. An accidental seedling raised by Mr. Graham. It sprung up in 1845, and fruited in 1850 for the first time. Bunch, of medium size, shouldered, not compact ; berry, half an inch in diameter, round, purple, thickly covered with a blue bloom, contains little or no pulp, and abounds in a saccharine juice of agreeable flavor; quality,
Page 314 - These two forces, which act in contrary directions, and from the equilibrium of which results the fixity of the species, may be thus conceived : the first, or centripetal force, is the result of the law of resemblance between children and parents, or atavism; the result of its action is to restrain within the limits assigned to the species the aberrations produced by the other force.
Page 171 - COUNTY. Buck's County Pippin. A Pennslyvania Seedling. Large, roundish oblate, inclining to conical ; greenish yellow, with sometimes a faint brown cheek ; stem, short, not stout, inserted in a deep, open cavity ; basin, wide, deep, slightly plaited ; seed, small, short ; flesh, tender ; texture fine ; flavor excellent ; " very good (WDB) BUTTER APPLE.
Page 313 - A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE CULTURE AND TREATMENT OF THE Grape Vine, embracing its History, with Directions for its Treatment in the United States ol America, in the Open Air and under Glass Structures, with and without Artificial Heat.
Page 563 - Bunch, of medium size, tolerably compact, and sometimes shouldered. Berry, below medium, five-eighths of an inch in diameter; form round; color, greenish white with occasionally a faint salmon tint, and thickly covered with white bloom; flesh, juicy with but little pulp; flavor, pleasant; quality "very good.