British Timber Trees

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G. Routledge, 1859 - 275 pages
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Page 28 - Th' ambrosial amber of the hive; Yet leave this barren spot to me: Spare, woodman, spare the beechen tree! Thrice twenty summers I have seen The sky grow bright, the forest green; And many a wintry wind have stood In bloomless, fruitless solitude, Since childhood in my pleasant bower First spent its...
Page 46 - The auburn nut that held thee, swallowing down Thy yet close-folded latitude of boughs And all thine embryo vastness at a gulp.
Page 209 - To find the area of a circle, multiply the square of the diameter by .7854.
Page 252 - ... by such second sale, together with all charges attending the same, shall be made good by the defaulter or defaulters at this present sale...
Page 165 - ... safety at the height of six or seven feet, though we commonly plant rather under than at that size. This sort of tree we are always supplied with from our plantations of five or six years
Page 194 - ... but it may be made in a variety of ways, so as to revolve on any light portable stand. The tube, when required for use, is filled with water (coloured with lake or indigo), till it nearly reaches to the necks of the bottles, which are then corked for the convenience of carriage.
Page 42 - The monarch oak, the patriarch of the trees, Shoots rising up, and spreads by slow degrees; Three centuries he grows, and three he stays, Supreme in state, and in three more decays...
Page 267 - To find the Magnitude of any Body, from its Weight. As the tabular specific gravity of the body, Is to its weight in avoirdupois dunces, So is one cubic foot, or 172U cubic inches, To its content in feet, or inches, respectively.
Page iv - tis thine alone To mend, not change her features. Does her hand Stretch forth a level lawn? Ah, hope not thou To lift the mountain there. Do mountains frown Around? Ah, wish not there the level lawn. Yet she permits thy art, discreetly used, To smooth the rugged and to swell the plain.
Page 161 - AND here let me observe, that much, very ' much, of their future success, depends on this ' point of their being well taken up. I declare * that I should form greater hopes from one hun' dred plants well taken up and planted, than from * ten times that number taken up and planted in * a random manner; besides, the loss of the plants * makes the worst method the most expensive.

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