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Seite 530 - But who can paint Like Nature? Can imagination boast, Amid its gay creation, hues like hers ? Or can it mix them with that matchless skill, And lose them in each other, as appears In every bud that blows...
Seite 528 - Tam tint his reason a' thegither, And roars out: 'Weel done, Cutty-sark!' And in an instant all was dark; And scarcely had he Maggie rallied, When out the hellish legion sallied. As bees bizz out wi' angry fyke, When plundering herds assail their byke; As open pussie's mortal foes, When, pop! she starts before their nose; As eager runs the market-crowd, When 'Catch the thief!' resounds aloud; So Maggie runs, the witches follow, Wi' mony an eldritch skreech and hollow.
Seite 53 - C Of all the amusements -which can possibly be imagined for a hard-working man, after his datly toil, or, in its intervals, there is nothing like reading an entertaining book. It calls for no bodily exertion. It transports him into a livelier, and gayer, and more diversified and interesting scene, and while he enjoys himself there he may forget the evils of the present moment. Nay, it accompanies...
Seite 54 - I were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me through life, and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading.
Seite 466 - The shaddock contains generally thirty-two seeds, two of which only will reproduce shaddocks ; and these two it is impossible to distinguish : the rest will yield, some sweet oranges, others bitter ones, others again forbidden fruit, and, in short, all the varieties of the orange ; but until the trees actually are in bearing, no one can guess what the fruit is likely to prove ; and even then, the seeds which produce shaddocks, although taken from a tree remarkable for the excellence of its fruit,...
Seite 53 - Nay, it accompanies him to his next day's work, and if the book he has been reading be anything above the very idlest and lightest, gives him something to think of besides the mere mechanical drudgery of his every day occupation, — something he can enjoy while absent, and look forward with pleasure to return to.
Seite 234 - In Europe, in Asia, in Africa, and even in South America, the primeval trees, how much soever their magnitude may arrest admiration, do not grow in the promiscuous style that prevails in the great general. character of the North American woods. Many varieties of the pine, intermingled with birch, maple, beech, oak, and numerous other tribes, branch Inxuriantly over the banks of lakes and rivers — extend in stately grandeur along the plains, and stretch proudly up to the very summits of the mountains.
Seite 14 - In fact, the soil becomes replete with fecal or excrementitious matter, and on such the individual plant which has yielded it cannot feed ; but it is not exhausted. So far from that, it is to all intents and purposes manured for a crop of a different nature. And thus, by the theory of interchange between the fluids of the plant and those of the soil, we are enabled, philosophically, to account for the benefit which is derived from a change of crops.