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Seite 292 - You must know, Sir, that I look upon the pleasure which we take in a garden, as one of the most innocent delights in human life. A garden was the habitation of our first parents before the fall. It is naturally apt to fill the mind with calmness and tranquillity, and to lay all its turbulent passions at rest. It gives us a great insight into the contrivance and wisdom of Providence, and suggests innumerable subjects for meditation.
Seite 403 - APPLES. It seems not to be generally known, that apples may be kept the whole year round by being immersed in corn, which receives no injury from their contact. If the American apples were packed among grain, they would arrive here in much finer condition. In Portugal, it is customary to have a small ledge in every apartment, (immediately under the cornice,) barely wide enough to hold an apple : in this way the ceilings are fringed with fruit, which...
Seite 306 - They also separate, by means of partitions in the cage, the chickens as they are hatched each day, in order to modify their nourishment agreeably to their age. Artificial incubation is exceedingly useful in furnishing young fowls at those seasons when the hens will not sit, and, in some situations, to produce, or, as we may say indeed, to manufacture a great number of fowls in a small space.
Seite 452 - Leaves have the power of absorbing moisture as well as of emitting it, which power of absorption they principally enjoy during the night. The hints and warnings which these facts suggest to the mind of every reflecting practitioner are numerous. They explain and enforce the necessity of a regular, and by no means as to quantity indiscriminate, supply of water to plants; the importance of shading after their transplanting, and of a free circulation of air, &c.; and the necessity of keeping the leaves...
Seite 451 - The functions of the leaves appear to be a combination of those of the lungs and stomach of animals ; they not only modify the food brought to them from the roots, so as to fit it for increasing the size of the parent plant, but they also absorb nourishment from the atmosphere. The sap, after elaboration in these organs, differs in every plant; though, as far as...
Seite 399 - ... instrument, stripped off the inner rind in long slips ; these are tied up in bundles, and put to dry in the sun, and the wood is sold for fuel. In the regular preparation, however, the outer bark is not scraped off; but the process of fermentation which the strips undergo when tied up in large quantities, removes the coarse parts. The peelers are called
Seite vii - On conducting Air by forced Ventilation, and regulating the Temperature in Dwellings ; with a Description of the Application of the Principles, as established in CoventGarden Theatre and Lloyd's Subscription Rooms ; by the Marquis de Chabannes, 8vo.
Seite 289 - Rev.'Chairman for his kindness in taking the chair, and the very able manner in which he had conducted the business of the day.
Seite 499 - Ran z-des-V aches), but for another purpose, solemn and religious. As soon as the sun has disappeared in the valleys, and its last rays are just glimmering on the snowy summits of the mountains, then the herdsman who dwells on the loftiest summit takns his horn and trumpets forth, "Praise God the Lord...