Arboretum et fruticetum Britannicum; or, The trees and shrubs of Britain, Band 4

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Seite 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.
Seite 2084 - Beneath those rugged elms, that yew tree's shade, Where heaves the turf in many a mould'ring heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Seite 2416 - J'ai vu l'impie adoré sur la terre; Pareil au cèdre, il cachait dans les cieux Son front audacieux; II semblait à son gré gouverner le tonnerre, Foulait aux pieds ses ennemis vaincus : Je n'ai fait que passer, il n'était déjà plus.
Seite 2171 - Millions of spirits for his fault amerced Of heaven, and from eternal splendours flung For his revolt; yet faithful how they stood, Their glory withered: as when heaven's fire Hath scathed the forest oaks, or mountain pines, With singed top their stately growth, though bare, Stands on the blasted heath.
Seite 2084 - To Scotland's heaths ; or those that crossed the sea And drew their sounding bows at Azincour, Perhaps at earlier Crecy, or Poictiers. Of vast circumference and gloom profound This solitary Tree ! a living thing Produced too slowly ever to decay ; Of form and aspect too magnificent To be destroyed.
Seite 2410 - 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.
Seite 2117 - The water at this period is exceedingly cold; yet for weeks the lumberers are in it from morning till night, and it is seldom less than a month and a half, from the time that floating the timber down the streams commences, until the rafts are delivered to the merchants. No course of life can undermine the constitution more than that of a lumberer and raftsman. The winter snow and frost, although severe, are nothing to endure in comparison to the extreme coldness of the snow water of the freshets;...
Seite 2543 - Thus having said, the bowls (removed for fear) The youths replaced, and soon restored the cheer. On sods of turf he set the soldiers round: A maple throne, raised higher from the ground, Received the Trojan chief; and, o'er the bed, A lion's shaggy hide, for ornament, they spread.
Seite 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, it...
Seite 2374 - ... as a tree, it is less than any other pleasing ; its branches (for boughs it has none) have no variety in the youth of the tree, and little dignity even when it attains its full growth; leaves it cannot be said to have, consequently neither affords shade nor shelter.

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