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الصفحة 18 - Theory and Practice of Horticulture ; or, an Attempt to explain the principal Operations of Gardening upon Physiological Grounds: Being the Second Edition of the Theory of Horticulture, much enlarged ; with 98 Woodcuts.
الصفحة 23 - ... of their leaves at the approach of winter, and are called deciduous, begin, in fact, to cast their leaves within a few weeks after the commencement of their vernal growth ; but the mass of their foliage is not rejected till late in the season. Those, on the other hand, which are named evergreens, part with their leaves much more slowly ; retain them in health at the time when the leaves of other plants are perishing; and do not cast them till a new spring has commenced, when other trees are leafing,...
الصفحة 414 - ... or a most rustic cottage, but perhaps also, a villa, or a mansion. As yet, however, our houses are mostly either of the plainest and most meagre description, or, if of a more ambitious, they are frequently of a more objectionable character — shingle palaces, of very questionable convenience, and not in the least adapted by their domestic and rural beauty, to harmonize with our lovely natural landscapes. Now I am desirous that every one who lives in- the country, and in a country-house, should...
الصفحة 414 - HEABTY desire to contribute something to the improvement of the domestic architecture and the rural taste of our country, has been the motive which has influenced me in preparing this little volume. "With us, almost every man either...
الصفحة 417 - ... else has retired into obscurity ; it still forces itself into notice, still impudently stares you in the face. An object of a sober tint, unexpectedly gilded by the sun, is like a serious countenance suddenly lighted up by a smile ; a whitened object like the eternal grin of a fool.
الصفحة 302 - The air that surrounded the flowers being confined beneath the bell-glass, was constantly moist with the water that rose into it in the form of vapour. As fast as the water was condensed, it ran down the sides of the bell-glass back into the dish ; and if means had been taken to inclose the water on the outside of the bell-glass, so as to prevent its evaporating 8 i, § I There is no bitterness like self-reproach.
الصفحة 414 - ... are frequently of a more objectionable character — shingle palaces, of very questionable convenience, and not in the least adapted by their domestic and rural beauty, to harmonize with our lovely natural landscapes. Now I am desirous that every one who lives in- the country, and in a country-house, should be in some degree conversant with domestic architecture, not only because it will be likely to improve the comfort of his own house, and hence all the houses in the country, but that it will...
الصفحة 381 - The world was sad! — the garden was a wild ! And man, the hermit, sigh'd — till woman smiled...