The British Flora: Or, Genera and Species of British Plants: Arranged After the Reformed Sexual System; and Illustrated by Numerous Tables, and Dissections, Volume 5


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Página 28 - 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.
Página 4 - So fast they follow: your sister 's drown'd, Laertes. LAER. Drown'd! O, where? QUEEN There is a willow grows aslant a brook, That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream; There with fantastic garlands did she come, Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples, That liberal shepherds give a grosser name, But our cold maids do dead men's fingers call them...
Página 16 - Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough brier, Over park, over pale, Thorough flood, thorough fire, I do wander every where, Swifter than the moon's sphere; And I serve the fairy queen, To dew her orbs upon the green. The cowslips tall her pensioners be: In their gold coats spots you see; Those be rubies, fairy favours, In those freckles live their savours: I must go seek some dewdrops here, And hang a pearl in every cowslip's ear.
Página 28 - Fetch me that flower; the herb I show'd thee once: The juice of it on sleeping eyelids laid Will make or man or woman madly dote Upon the next live creature that it sees.
Página 39 - They also affirm that they are good against most diseases of the thorax, and that by the use of them they are enabled to repel hunger and thirst for a long time. In Breadalbane and Ross-shire they sometimes bruise and steep them in water, and make an agreeable fermented liquor with them, called cairm.
Página 48 - Col they are much esteemed, as answering in some measure the purposes of bread, they having been known fo support the inhabitants for months together, during a scarcity of other provisions. They put a yoke on their ploughs, and often tear up their pasture grounds, with a view to eradicate the roots for their use ; and as they abound most in barren and impoverished soils, and in season...
Página 11 - To every gallon of liquor put four pounds of sugar, and boil it afterwards half-an-hour, skimming it well ; then put it into an open tub to cool, and when cold run it into your cask ; when it has done working bung it up close, and keep it three months. Then either bottle it off or draw it out of the cask after it is a year old. This is a generous and agreeable liquor, and would be a happy substitute in the room of the poisonous whisky.
Página 11 - In the beginning of March when the sap is rising, and before the leaves shoot out, bore holes in the bodies of the larger trees and put fossets therein, made of elder sticks with the pith taken out, and then put any vessels under to receive the liquor. If the tree be large you may tap it in four or five places at a time without hurting it, and thus from several trees you may gain several gallons of juice in a day. If you have not enough in one day bottle up close what you have till you get a sufficient...
Página 2 - Lightfoot says that, in many parts of the Highlands of Scotland, at the birth of a child the nurse puts one end of a great stick of this tree into the fire, and while it is burning, receives into a spoon the sap or juice which oozes out at the other end, and administers this as the first spoonful of food to the new-born infant.
Página 19 - Linnaeus informs us, that the horses in Sweden, by eating this plant, are seized with a kind of palsy ; this effect is not to be ascribed to the plant, but to a coleopterous insect breeding in the stalks : in the winter the roots and stem, dissected by the influence of the weather, afford a curious skeleton or net-work. PHILADELPHIA, in botany...

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