Essay on the Trees and Shrubs of the Ancients: Being the Substance of Four Lectures Delivered Before the University of Oxford, Intended to be Supplementary to Those on Roman Husbandry, Already Published

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J. H. & J. Parker, 1865 - 152 من الصفحات
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الصفحة 27 - And double edged; the handle smooth and plain, Wrought of the clouded olive's easy grain; And next, a wedge to drive with sweepy sway: Then to the neighbouring forest led the way. On the lone island's utmost verge there stood Of poplars, pines, and firs, a lofty wood, Whose leafless summits to the skies aspire, Scorch 'd by the sun, or sear'd by heavenly fire : (Already dried).
الصفحة 21 - T. fraxinus in silvis pulcherrima, pinus in hortis, populus in fluviis, abies in montibus altis : saepius at si me, Lycida formose, revisas, fraxinus in silvis cedat tibi, pinus in hortis.
الصفحة 109 - Of whose wickedness even to this day the waste land that smoketh is a testimony, and plants bearing fruit that never come to ripeness: and a standing pillar of salt is a monument of an unbelieving soul.
الصفحة 7 - Oaks. It appears to have been indigenous in the mountainous parts of ancient Europe, and to have spread gradually towards the West, for it was not known in Holland, nor probably in England or Ireland, at the time of the Norman Conquest. It was not the...
الصفحة 110 - ... a milky fluid. The fruit greatly resembles externally a large smooth apple or orange, hanging in clusters of three or four together ; and, when ripe, is of a yellow colour. It was now fair and delicious to the eye, and soft to the touch ; but, on being pressed or struck, it explodes with a puff, like a bladder or puff-ball, leaving in the hand only the shreds of the thin rind and a few fibres.
الصفحة 74 - Apollo. 35 grandia saepe quibus mandavimus hordea sulcis, infelix lolium et steriles nascuntur avenae; pro molli viola, pro purpureo narcisso carduus et spinis surgit paliurus acutis.
الصفحة 55 - Blazed on the banquets with a double day. Full fifty handmaids form the household train ; Some turn the mill, or sift the golden grain ; Some ply the loom ; their busy fingers move Like poplar-leaves when Zephyr fans the grove.
الصفحة 25 - ... remain barren if isolated from the male, and that several females may be seen bending towards the latter, with a foliage of a softer character. The male tree on the contrary, bristling with erect leaves, fecundates the others, by its presence, by its exhalations, and even by the dust it emits. And when it is cut down, the females, reduced to a state of widowhood, become barren. So well, indeed, is this sexual union recognised as taking place, that the idea has arisen, of securing the act of impregnation...
الصفحة 25 - Nulla loci facies nee social is amor Permansit sine prole diu, sine fructibus arbor Utraque, frondosis et sine fruge comis Ast postquam patulos fuderunt...
الصفحة 34 - Land a little seedling of this plant from the forests of Mount Lebanon. A romantic account is given of the difficulty this naturalist experienced in conveying it to France, owing to the tempestuous weather and contrary winds he experienced, which drove his vessel out of its course, and prolonged the voyage so much that the water began to fail.

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