The Garden of Cyrus..

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Printed in the year, 1736 - 40 pagine

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Pagina 9 - I made me great works; I builded me houses; I planted me vineyards: I made me gardens and orchards, and I planted trees in them of all kind of fruits: I made me pools of water, to water therewith the wood that bringeth forth trees...
Pagina 3 - From whence overlooking Babylon, and all the region about it, he found no circumscription to the eye of his ambition ; till over-delighted with the bravery of this Paradise, in his melancholy metamorphosis he found the folly of that delight, and a proper punishment in the contrary habitation — in wild plantations and wanderings of the fields.
Pagina 2 - ... and but some hours after the earth. Of deeper doubt is its topography and local designation; yet being the primitive garden, and without much controversy seated in the east, it is more than probable the first curiosity, and cultivation of plants, most flourished in those quarters.
Pagina 30 - Among the problems proposed by that true-spirited but eccentric philosopher, Sir Thomas Browne, is one, " Why, among Sea-stars, Nature chiefly delighteth in five points ?" and in his Garden of Cyrus he observes, "By the same number (five) doth Nature divide the circle of the Sea-star, and in that order and number disposeth those elegant semicircles or dental sockets and eggs in the Sea Hedge-hog.
Pagina 20 - ... leaves in the head of the common and prickled artichoke, wherein the black and shining flies do shelter themselves, when they retire from the purple flower about it. The same is also found in the pricks, sockets, and impressions of the seeds, in the pulp or bottom thereof; wherein do elegantly stick the fathers of their mother : to omit the quincuncial specks on the top of the...

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