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a mile or more in the hour. The whole column must have consisted of countless millions of eels.
SAP OF The Rose TREE.–From a plant of Rosa rubiflora at Hammersmith, with a stem 3} feet high, and 24 inches in diameter, when deprived of its branches, and the head sawed off, 29th July, 31 ounces of sap flowed in about a week, which, together with loss by evaporation, probably exceeded three pints. Chemical analysis gave the following ingredients :
2.1 Sugar? soluble in alcohol, . 0.1 Loss,
R. Adams, in Brande's Journal. With respect to what Mr. Adams chooses to call extractive, I may be permitted to remark, that the term ought to be exploded altogether from vegetable chemistry, since it does not, like the terms gum, acid, or alkali, convey any distinct meaning, nor apply to a definite class of substances. The recent brilliant discoveries in vegetable chemistry, ought to put an end to this vague phraseology,
POPULAR ERRORS RESPECTING Blight. The popular creed current among gardeners and farmers, and often met with in conversation, as well as in books, is, that the east wind, foggy weather, and other states of the air, produce, what is called blight, which means any thing that injures vegetation, but is particularly applied
to destructive insects, and the parasite funguses, called by botanists, Entophyta Hypodermia. Now, it has been proved by observation and experiment, that all insects are regularly hatched from the eggs of parent insects, which are glued to plants or their roots the previous season, (as was shewn by specimens) and consequently cannot be spread about, nor increased by winds or fogs. It would be as correct to say, that a flock of geese was produced and spread about by blighting weather. The funguses called smut, and rust on corn, are in the same way produced from the seeds of former smut and rust, which being light, are spread about by the wind, but can no more be produced by it, than the corn itself. It is highly important, that the true causes of these evils should be known in order, that remedies for them may be devised, rather than passively accusing the weather, which cannot be controlled, if it were, as it cannot be, the cause of such blights. *
FLOWERS. BY H. C. DEAKIN, AUTHOR OF “ PORTRAITS of the dead,"
“ The deliverance of swITZERLAND,” &c.
Baptized by dew and rainbow showers,
* J. Rennie's Opening Lecture at King's College.
And when the twilight's silvery flame,
I love ye all, my mournful flowers.
THE WANDERER'S RECALL.
BY G, R. CARTER, ESQ.
O'er the white sea-foam,
Like incense from an urn,
Why wilt thou not return?
There's the music of sweet voices
Beneath thy favorite tree, And each merry child rejoices
When we speak to him of thee. The sapphire streams are falling
On the verdant sunny ground, Thy absent steps recalling
With glad and cheerful sound. And Spring has waked the roses
With smiles from azure skies,
Its bosom to thine eyes.
Thy familiar voice to greet,
O’er the violets at our feet. Thou wert the star which guided
Peace and beauty to our hearth, But our home is now divided
From thy chaste and lively mirth.
Their joyful hymn around,
The echo of its sound.
Its purple flush at even,
Amid the sunny heaven.
With the land thou hast resigned? Cling the lovely and enchanted
Like tendrils to thy mind?
Fills the air with vocal glee,
Are harbingers of thee!
The wind on the waters ! 'tis lovely to me,