A Treatise on the Vine: Embracing Its History from the Earliest Ages to the Present Day, with Descriptions of Above Two Hundred Foreign and Eighty American Varieties; Together with a Complete Dissertation on the Establishment, Culture, and Management of Vineyards ...

T. & J. Swords, 1830 - 355 Seiten

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Seite ii - And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: and he drank of the wine, and was drunken ; and he was uncovered within his tent.
Seite 311 - And gladness is taken away, and joy out of the plentiful field ; and in the vineyards there shall be no singing, neither shall there be shouting : the treaders shall tread out no wine in their presses ; I have made their vintage shouting to cease.
Seite 294 - ... the goodness of the soil and the care you take of your plants. But as a general rule, the following points must be attended to. " 1. The number and length of your fruit branches must always depend on the strength of your plant, the wood branches are always to be cut down to two eyes. 2. No more branches should be left on the vine than it can nourish well, and abundantly ; this will depend on its age, and the soil in which it grows. 3. The branches should be cut in alternately for wood and fruit...
Seite iv - ... taught its use and value to man. He is represented by Pliny to have been the first who ever wore a crown ; and as the god of vintage and of wine, his crown is formed of the vine ; and its twining branches, bedecked with clusters of fruit, is still selected as an emblem of hilarity and gladness. Even the crown of Juno was also made of the vine. Plato, one of the wisest of men, and who so particularly restrains the use of wine within reasonable bounds, and so severely censures its abuse by excess,...
Seite 218 - ... friendly cooperation in one common cause, may justly and appropriately assimilate their united exertions to that joyous period in the history of France, when, during the reign of Probus, thousands of all ages and sexes united in one spontaneous and enthusiastic effort for the restoration of their vineyards.
Seite 210 - Vit. vulpina, that is, the strong rancid smell of its ripe fruit, very like the effluvia arising from the body of the fox, which gave rise to the specific name of this vine, and not, as many have imagined, from its being the favourite food of the animal ; for the fox (at least the American species) seldom eats grapes or other fruit if he can get animal food.
Seite 209 - With regard to the vine of America, I find a great difficulty in discriminating the species from varieties or hybrids, which, perhaps, may be partly accounted for from some of our vines being dioecious, and there being a much greater number of male vines than of fruit-bearing ones, whose farina fecundans, mixing with the air and winds, is carried to a great distance to the female organs of hermaphrodite flowers.
Seite 12 - ... general in the southern and middle departments of France, and gradually extending itself over the other parts of Gaul, when Domitian, being informed of the great scarcity of grain in the Roman dominions, imputed it to the vast increase of vineyards in Italy and the provinces, which he thought was the cause that rendered agriculture too much neglected, and deeming also their existence to so great an extent as an incitement to sedition, from the encouragement they gave to intemperance, he issued...

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