The Cottage Gardener: A Practical Guide in every department of horticulture and rural and domestic economy


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Pagina 120 - Yet mark'd I where the bolt of Cupid fell : It fell upon a little western flower, Before milk-white, now purple with -love's wound, And maidens call it Love-in-idleness.
Pagina 126 - Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.
Pagina 164 - But if a man live many years, and rejoice in them all; yet let him remember the days of darkness; for they shall be many.
Pagina 155 - The book was so different from anything that I had ever read before : it was something so new to my mind, that, though I could not at all understand some of it, it delighted me beyond description ; and it produced what I have always considered a sort of birth of intellect.
Pagina 177 - The annual slaughter in England and Wales from preventible causes of typhus which attacks persons in the vigour of life, appears to be double the amount of what was suffered by the Allied Armies in the battle of Waterloo.
Pagina 311 - Or helps th' ambitious Hill the heavens to scale, Or scoops in circling theatres the Vale; Calls in the Country, catches opening glades, Joins willing woods, and varies shades from shades; Now breaks, or now directs, th' intending Lines; Paints as you plant, and, as you work, designs.
Pagina 155 - I had always been fond of beautiful gardens ; and, a gardener, who had just come from the King's gardens at Kew, gave such a description of them as made me instantly resolve to work in these gardens.
Pagina 155 - Pagoda. The gardener, seeing me fond of books, lent me some gardening books to read ; but these I could not relish after my ' Tale of a Tub,' which I carried about with me wherever I went ; and when I, at about twenty years old, lost it in a box that fell overboard in the Bay of Fundy, in North America, the loss gave me greater pain than I have ever felt at losing thousands of pounds.
Pagina 105 - Its influence outlives all earthly enjoyments, and becomes stronger as the organs decay and the frame dissolves; it appears as that evening star of light in the horizon of life, which, we are sure, is to become in another season a morning star, and it throws its radiance through the gloom and shadow of death.
Pagina 213 - He acts upon the principle that if a thing is worth doing at all it is worth doing well : — and the thing that he " does" especially well is the public.

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