Sylva Florifera: The Shrubbery Historically and Botanically Treated: with Observations on the Formation of Ornamental Plantations, and Picturesque Scenery, Band 1

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Longmans, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823
 

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Seite 101 - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground ; Another race the following spring supplies, They fall successive, and successive rise: So generations in their course decay, So flourish these, when those are past away.
Seite 256 - To kings that fear their subjects' treachery? O, yes, it doth; a thousand-fold it doth. And to conclude, — the shepherd's homely curds, His cold thin drink out of his leather bottle, His wonted sleep under a fresh tree's shade, All which secure and sweetly he enjoys...
Seite 282 - Is there under the heavens a more glorious and refreshing object, of the kind, than an impregnable hedge, of about four hundred feet in length, nine feet high, and five in diameter, which I can...
Seite 36 - Ever charming, ever new, When will the landscape tire the view ! The fountain's fall, the river's flow, The woody...
Seite 123 - ... mean attire, A matron old, whom we Schoolmistress name: Who boasts unruly brats with birch to tame; They grieven sore in piteous durance pent, Aw'd by the...
Seite 232 - The gloomy pine, the poplar blue, The yellow beech, the sable yew, The slender fir, that taper grows, The sturdy oak with broad-spread boughs.
Seite 72 - Not a tree, A plant, a leaf, a blossom, but contains A folio volume. We may read, and read, And read again, and still find something new, Something to please, and something to instruct, E'en in the noisome weed.
Seite 129 - But should he hide his face, the astonish'd sun, And all the extinguish'd stars, would, loosening, reel Wide from their spheres, and Chaos come again. And yet was every faltering tongue of man, Almighty Father ! silent in Thy praise, Thy works themselves would raise a general voice, Even in the depth of solitary woods By human foot untrod ; proclaim Thy power, And to the choir celestial Thee resound, The eternal Cause, Support, and End of all...
Seite 267 - Or winds begun through hazy skies to blow. At evening a keen eastern breeze arose ; And the descending rain unsullied froze. Soon as the silent shades of night withdrew, The ruddy morn...

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