British Phænogamous Botany;: Or, Figures and Descriptions of the Genera of British Flowering Plants, Volume 4

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author; sold by J.H. Parker; and by Whittaker, Treacher, and Company, London., 1839 - Angiosperms
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Page 21 - To tell of sunny hours, While the trees are leafless, While the fields are bare, Buttercups and daisies Spring up here and there.
Page 19 - 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...
Page 13 - I went by the field of the slothful, and by the vineyard of the man void of understanding ; and, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.
Page 15 - Fancy follow'd with immortal force ? There's not a blossom fondled by the breeze, There's not a fruit that beautifies the trees, There's not a particle in sea or air, But nature owns thy plastic influence there! With fearful gaze, still be it mine to see How all is filled and vivified by Thee; Upon thy mirror, earth's majestic view, To paint Thy Presence, and to feel it too.
Page 21 - What to them is weather ? What are stormy showers ? Buttercups and daisies Are these human flowers ! He who gave them hardship And a life of care, Gave them likewise hardy strength And patient hearts to bear.

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