The Gardener's Magazine, and Register of Rural & Domestic Improvement, Volume 8

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Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1832

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Page 653 - 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.
Page 481 - But experience may be acquired in two ways: either, first, by noticing facts as they occur, without any attempt to influence the frequency of their occurrence, or to vary the circumstances under which they occur; this is OBSERVATION: or, secondly, by putting in action causes and agents over which we have control, and purposely varying their combinations, and noticing what effects take place; this is EXPERIMENT.
Page 208 - Guide. THE CARPENTER'S NEW GUIDE ; or, BOOK of LINES for CARPENTERS : comprising all the Elementary Principles essential for acquiring a knowledge of Carpentry. Founded on the late PETER NICHOLSON'S standard work.
Page 522 - Lake Leman woos me with its crystal face, The mirror where the stars and mountains view The stillness of their aspect in each trace Its clear depth yields of their far height and hue...
Page 295 - Having thus described the nature of my invention, and the manner of carrying the same into effect, I would have it understood, that I do not...
Page 471 - At the end of the garden is what we call the Rock Shrubbery, a walk leading under young trees, among sequestered crags of limestone, which hang many feet above our heads, and ending at the mouth of a Cave of unknown length and depth— branching to a great distance under the earth, sanctified by a thousand wild traditions...
Page 471 - I have no doubt, sheltered the first wild inhabitants of the town in its gloomy windings ; and gave rise at last to the town itself, cluain being the Irish name for a cave or place of retirement. Caves were, you know, till lately, places of retreat in the Scotch Islands, to which the natives fled in the time of invasion ; they were the fortresses of the first savages, and gave birth naturally to towns in their...
Page 223 - Fixtures, and Furniture, and appropriate Offices, Gardens, and Garden Scenery : each Design accompanied by Analytical and Critical Remarks illustrative of the Principles of Architectural Science and Taste on which it is composed, and General Estimates of the Expense.
Page 554 - I never saw an oft-removed tree, Nor yet an oft-removed family, That throve so well as those that settled be. And again, Three removes are as bad as a fire; and again, Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee; and again, If you would have your business done, go; if not, send.
Page 274 - It grows, too, in deep and sickly swamps, the haunts of fever, musquitos, moccasin snakes, alligators, and all loathsome and ferocious animals, that congregate far from the abodes of man, and seem to make common cause with nature against him. The cypress loves the deepest, most gloomy, inaccessible and inundated swamps; and south of 33°, is generally found covered with the sable festoons of long moss, hanging, as it seems, a shroud of mourning wreaths almost to the ground. It seems to flourish best,...

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