Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain, Native and Foreign, Hardy and Half-hardy, Pictorially and Botanically Delineated, and Scientifically and Popularly Described; with Their Propagation, Culture, Management, and Uses in the Arts, in Useful and Ornamental Plantations, and in Landscape Gardening; Preceded by a Historical and Geographical Outline of the Trees and Shrubs of Temperate Climates Throughout the World, Volume 4

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Pagina 2122 - His spear, — to equal which, the tallest pine Hewn on Norwegian hills, to be the mast Of some great ammiral, were but a wand...
Pagina 2084 - He gathers all the parish there ; Points out the place of either yew ; Here Baucis, there Philemon, grew : Till once a parson of our town, To mend his barn, cut Baucis down ; At which, 'tis hard to be...
Pagina 2408 - All the fowls of heaven made their nests in his boughs, and under his branches did all the beasts of the field bring forth their young, and under his shadow dwelt all great nations.
Pagina 2418 - Behold, the Assyrian was a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature ; and his top was among the thick boughs.
Pagina 2412 - These, however, from their size and general appearance, may be fairly presumed to have existed in Biblical times. Around these ancient witnesses of ages long since past there still remains a little grove of yellower Cedars, appearing to me to form a group of 1 Irby and Mangles.
Pagina 2138 - When these tremendous fires are once in motion, or at least when the flames extend over a few miles of the forest, the surrounding air becomes highly rarefied, and the wind naturally increases to a hurricane.
Pagina 2084 - Tree ! a living thing Produced too slowly ever to decay ; Of form and aspect too magnificent To be destroyed.
Pagina 2174 - Bothnia everywhere appeared of the grandest character, surrounded by noble forests, whose tall trees, flourishing luxuriantly, covered the soil quite down to the water's edge. From the most southern parts of Westro-Bothnia to the northern extremity of the gulf the inhabitants are occupied in the manufacture of tar, proofs of which are visible along the whole extent of the coast.
Pagina 2174 - During this combustion, the tar exudes ; and a cast-iron pan being at the bottom of the funnel, with a spout, which projects through the side of the bank, barrels are placed beneath this spout, to collect the fluid as it comes away.
Pagina 2183 - Duke perceived that the plantation required thinning, in order to admit a free circulation of air, and give health and vigour to the young trees. He accordingly gave instructions to his gardener, and directed him as to the mode and extent of the thinning required. The gardener paused, and hesitated, and at length said, — " Your Grace must pardon me if I humbly remonstrate against your orders, but I cannot possibly do what you desire: it would at once destroy the young plantation, and, moreover,...