The Companion for the Orchard: An Historical and Botanical Account of Fruits Known in Great Britain

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H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1831 - Fruit - 372 pages
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Page 26 - And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness ; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
Page 183 - Where Autumn basks, with fruit empurpled deep, My pleasing theme continual prompts my thought: Presents the downy peach ; the shining plum: The ruddy, fragrant nectarine; and dark, Beneath his ample leaf, the luscious fig. The vine too here her curling tendrils shoots; Hangs out her clusters, glowing to the south ; And scarcely wishes for a warmer sky.
Page 26 - And six branches going out of the sides thereof; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side thereof, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side thereof : 19 Three bowls made after the fashion of almonds in one branch, a knop and a flower...
Page 177 - The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.
Page 328 - My Lord of Ely, when I was last in Holborn, I saw good strawberries in your garden there : I do beseech you send for some of them.
Page 170 - On foreign mountains may the sun refine The grape's soft juice, and mellow it to wine; With citron groves adorn a distant soil, And the fat olive swell with floods of oil: We envy not the wanner clime, that lies In ten degrees of more indulgent skies...
Page 169 - To disappointment and fallacious hope : Rich in content, in Nature's bounty rich, In herbs and fruits...
Page 256 - Th' inspiring breeze: and meditate the book Of Nature ever open ; aiming thence, Warm from the heart, to learn the moral song. Here, as I steal along the sunny wall, Where Autumn basks, with fruit empurpled deep, My pleasing theme continual prompts my thought: Presents the downy peach ; the shining plum; The ruddy fragrant nectarine; and dark, Beneath his ample leaf, the luscious fig.
Page 212 - And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.
Page 160 - The night was winter in his roughest mood, The morning sharp and clear. But now at noon Upon the southern side of the slant hills, And where the woods fence off the northern blast, The season smiles, resigning all its rage, And has the warmth of May. The vault is blue Without a cloud, and white without a speck The dazzling splendour of the scene below...

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