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To slake the fervour of his feverous tongue;
And to the cool wave give me. Transport sweet!
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July 9. St. Epherem. $t. Everildis Virgin. SS.
the Martyrs of Gorcum.
o rises at . 50'. and sets ut viii. 10'. CHRONOLOGY.-Russia revolutionized by the Empress in 1762. Battle of Sempach in Lucerne in 1986, in which the Duke Leopold of Austria was killed.
Solstitial Flora. – Though the Solstitial Plants begin to open early in June, and many of them arrive at perfection in that inonth; yet there are others which are not in full flower till the end of that period, which we consider as comprehended by the Reign of the Solstitial Flora. These are, by this time, all in perfection, and many of them already beginning to decline. They gradually give place, about the time of St. Swithin, to the Aestival Plants; many of which begin to flower in the solstitial period : so that Nature in this, as in every other instance, performs her changes by such slow degrees, that we find the artificial division of her phenomena into periods, after all, but an imperfect effort of human skill to facilitate the knowledge of times and seasons by a limitation of the periods in which they occur. The following is a catalogue of the Solstitial Flowers: those marked with an asterisk, though now in blow, from their culminating or coming to the highest perfection in the aestival period, may be said more properly to belong to that Flora.'
Solstitial Plants. — We shall begin with the Roses, as they are among the earliest, and come in to hail the month of June, prevailing through July, and lasting into August.'
Dutch or Garden Rose Rosa centifolia, numerous varieties.
Musk Ross Rosa moschata.
WHITE Rose Rosa alba. Besides Rosa collina, R. semperflorens, R. Indica, R. canina, R.pendulina, R. tomentosa, R. Caucasica, R. bracteata, R. berbirifolia, R. sulphurea, R. Banksia, R. blanda, R. arvensis, R. Kamschatica, R. spinosissima, R. involuta, R. Carolina, R. rubifolia, R. Villosa, R. Hybernica, R. Sinica, R. ferov, R. semperdirens, R. pumila, R. turbinata, R. Alpina, R. multiflora.
CANTERBURY BELLS Campanula Medium.
SCARLET LYCHNIS Lychnis Chalcedonica is now the most brilliant ornament of the gardens.
ORANGE LILY Lilium bulbiferum plentifully.
Waite Lily Lilium candidum, and various other Lilies and Solstitial
Papaver horti, various. White Poppy Papaver somniferum.
Among the Greenhouse Plants now brought out of doors, we may enumerate many beautiful Geraniums, Myrtles, and a variety of foreign Plants, too numerous to be mentioned here.
Among wild Plants may be enumerated-
YELLOWHORNED Poppy Chelidonium glaucum on sea shores, with the Red species also.
BLUE CORNFLOWER Centaurea cyanus.
Yellow Fleur de lis Iris pseudacorus, and others of this genus in gardens. u YenLow CENTAUREA Centaurea Solstitialis.
To these we may add, that the Stonecrops all are in f6wer at this time. os The following Aestival Plants are by this time in blow :
Great Indian Cress Tropoeolum majus. Musk Flower Scabiosa utropurpurea. Dahlia Dahlia superflua.
The HERBASCUMS V, lychnitis, V. virgatum, V. thapsus, V. nigrum, &c.
The several $T. John's Worts Hypericum perforatum, and others.
Musk MALLOW Maloa moschata.
To these we might add, Moneywort, Agrimony, the Yellow, Blue, and Red Lupins, and many others whose first flowering, or time of rising as it may be called, will be found in their proper place.
Many of the vernal flowers still remain, as the Monkey Flower, the Columbine, numerous Marigolds, a few Ranunculi, the Yellow Rose, the Sweet Brier, the Cinnamon Rose, and some of the primaveral plants, such as the Daisies, the Violets, the Heartsease, and a few others. The rest are fading, or already faded and gone.
We have pretended only to give the list of the most striking and ornamental plants in these catalogues of the six Floras of the year, in order to convey to the reader a general idea of the appearance of the gardens, and of the Howery fields, at each period. Under each particular day, more plants are noticed in the order of their lowering ; but it would be impossible to give the names of any thing like the whole of the exotics which have been introduced into our gardens, greenhouses, and hothouses.
The times of flowering here noticed are calculated for the South of England and North of France; in different climes, of course there is some difference, though not so much so as might be expected. The Snowdrop flowers, for example, at Rome at the same time as at London.
July 10. St. Felicitas, &c. Martyrs. SS. Rufinus
and Secunda Virgin Martyrs.
O rises at ini. 51'. and sets at viii. 9'.
Fire of London Bridge in 1212, when 3000 persons were bumt.
This Prince and his Sons laid the foundation for the liberty of the flourishing Republic of Holland, afterwards so celebrated. The Dutch used to pretend that the Stork, the reputed bird of liberty, which used to build on their housetops during the Republic, deserted them after the conquest of the country by Buonaparte. The fact, however, is untrue; Storks, though less common, are still to be seen in Holland. We saw them, both in Alsace and in the Netherlands, in 1822.
HYGBIA. - Early rising and exercise before the heat of the day comes on, together with temperance, and the eating of abundance of Summer fruits, are unexceptionable receipts for health at this season.
The.“ Ode on the Approach of Summer" gives us a very accurate description of a morning's walk in July :
But when mild Morn, in saffron stole,
Shake jocund from their sides the dew. The following Song, by Mr. Allan Cunningham, is taken from a late Number of “ The London Magazine:"
Awake, my Love.
She combed her curling ringlets down,
And from her home, by Preston burn,
The Goldspink answered from the bush-
To hearken heaven, and bush, and brake,
Where yon blithe mower hastes along,
Yes, lovely one! and dost thou mark
Proclaim the sweets of wedlock round. FLORA.—The early morning is to young persons now much more interesting than formerly, since Botany has become a favourite Science. For, a particular account of the Plants to be found in each season in the South of England, and their time of flowering, see Flora Tunbrigensis, by T. F. Forster, F.L.S. 12mo. London, 1816. Mr. Forster has discovered many new and very rare Plants in the neighbourhood of Tunbridge Wells, having been indefatigable in his Researches into the Botany of Essex, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex, for the last thirty years. Among the curious plants discovered by him, may be reckoned the Blasia pusilla, Hymenophyllum Tunbrigense, Splachnum ampullaceum, and Viola Tunbrigensis. Mr. Forster has since discovered several new species of Parmelia, and other plants; and Mr. B. M. Forster and Mr. Dickson have found some novel Fungi in this neighbourhood, which seems as much ornamented by the pearls of Flora, as the South Down, a little beyond it, is enriched by wandering flocks of Pales.
July 11. St. James Bp. C. St. Hidulphus Bp. St. Pius I. P. and Martyr. St. Drostan A.
Ludi Apollinares.-Rom. Cal. Coelum-If it has not rained about the time of St. John the Baptist's day, nor since, yet it nevertheless generally becomes pretty certain by this time what sort of a St. Swithin's we shall have. If the weather be now clear and settled, and the temperature high with steady barometer, we may hope for a fine Summer.
HYGEIA.-Those who are subject to headaches and to nervous complaints in general, or who have weak and irritable constitutions, should at this, as well as at other times of the year, guard against exposure to those occasional East winds which blow for a short time at apparently uncertain intervals, but which really have certain periods. The first change of wind to East on these occasions often produces sick Headaches, and various other temporary complaints, to which different persons are subject. These effects are aggravated when the change to East takes place