Flora Bristoliensis

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Hamilton, Adams, 1854 - 138 pagine

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Pagina xiv - The Danube to the Severn gave The darken'd heart that beat no more; They laid him by the pleasant shore, And in the hearing of the wave. There twice a day the Severn fills; The salt sea-water passes by, And hushes half the babbling Wye, And makes a silence in the hills.
Pagina i - Then spring the living herbs, profusely wild, O'er all the deep-green earth, beyond the power Of botanist to number up their tribes : Whether he steals along the lonely dale, In silent search ; or through the forest, rank With what the dull incurious weeds account, Bursts his blind way; or climbs the mountain-rock, Fired by the nodding verdure of its brow.
Pagina xiii - And only thro' the faded leaf The chestnut pattering to the ground; Calm and deep peace on this high wold, And on these dews that drench the furze, And all the silvery gossamers That twinkle into green and gold; Calm and still light on yon great plain That sweeps with all its autumn bowers, And crowded farms and lessening towers, To mingle with the bounding main...
Pagina 4 - It is conjectured to have grown there for ages. Two fishermen testify having gathered its flowers sixty or seventy years ago.
Pagina 6 - Watson so well observes, by the very broadly dilated and almost orbicular extremity of (particularly) the lower petal, which in F. capreolata is narrowly spoon-shaped, and in F.
Pagina 13 - Botanists, and that it has always been confused with V. sylvatica, and V. lactea, — its larger states or forms being referred to these former of the two, and its smaller forms to the latter.

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