The Botanic Annual, Or, Familiar Illustrations of the Structure, Habits, Economy, Geography, Classification, and Principal Uses of Plants: With Notices of the Way in which They are Affected by Climate and Seasons : and a Short Sketch of Coniferæ

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J. Cochrane and Company, 1832 - 446 sider
 

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Side 25 - And he spake of trees, from the cedartree that is in Lebanon, even unto the hyssop that springeth out of the wall : he spake also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping things, and of fishes.
Side 438 - They were found on trial to be of equal gravity with Riga spars, and to possess a greater degree of flexibility as well as of strength than the very best species of fir procured from the North...
Side 380 - ... blighted by frosts, which have not in the least affected the Cedar of Lebanon. That the Cedar likes moisture, appears from the fact of those in Chelsea Gardens showing signs of decay soon after a neighbouring pond had been filled up. Mr. Mudie, in his Botanical Annual, says that These circumstances point out the Cedar of Lebanon as peculiarly adapted for ornamental planting in Britain; and as it grows as fast to a large tree as the oak, stands as long or longer, is green all the year round, and...
Side 1 - Nature. The student of literature must have his library, the natural philosopher or the chemist his apparatus, and the student of man his annals and records, which are always imperfect, and the greater part of his time must be spent in establishing their truth or detecting their falsehood. All these must be out of the living world, as it were — must abstract themselves from the sun, the sky, the earth, and the sea, and keep aloof from the charms and fascinations of that world of wonders, that creation...
Side 375 - Deodara, the Cedar of India, is held as "a sacred tree by the natives, deodara meaning the tree of Siva or Deva, who is one of the most important divinities in the Hindu Mythology. As the tree of the Gods, the deodara is planted near the Indian temples, and comes in for a share of the worship.
Side 382 - Cedar appeal's to have received greater credit for durability than it deserves, owing, no doubt, to the frequent mention made of it in the Scriptures. Evelyn, in his Sylva, sums up its supposed merits in the following words : — " It resists putrefaction, destroys noxious insects, continues a thousand or two years sound, yields an oil famous for preserving books and writings, purifies the air by its effluvia, inspires worshippers with a solemn awe when used in wainscoting churches. In the temple...
Side 162 - The slime resembles a layer of albumen spread with a brush ; it exfoliates in drying, and finally becomes visible by the manner in which it colours green or deep brown. One might call it...
Side 383 - Lebanon are preserved with a religious strictness. On the day of the Transfiguration, the patriarch repairs in procession to these trees, and celebrates the festival called the Feast of Cedars.
Side 319 - Halde and other writers, to more than a mile in length : they are numerous in proportion as the timber-merchant is rich, and are so connected that they move as easily as the links of a chain. Four or five men guide them before with poles and oars, and others assist along the sides at equal distances. They live in wooden houses and sell their dwellings at the different cities where they dispose of the timber ; but sometimes it is said they navigate a VOL. i. s liundred leagues in transporting it to...
Side 374 - ... branches forms a graceful covering of foliage, impervious to the heat and rays of the sun, thus producing a depth of shadow that greatly increases its otherwise elegant appearance. The contrast of different tints is a contrast of surfaces only, and therefore the feeling that it produces wants the elements of duration, without which no feeling can be said to be truly sublime. The contrast of light and shade in the same tint of colour, is, on the other hand, inseparable from a feeling of solidity...

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