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Page 146 - How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.
Page 241 - Steals soft behind; and then a deeper still, In circle following circle, gathers round, To close the face of things. A fresher gale Begins to wave the wood, and stir the stream, Sweeping with shadowy gust the fields of corn ; "While the quail clamours for his running mate.
Page 241 - To close the face of things. A fresher gale Begins to wave the wood, and stir the stream, Sweeping with shadowy gust the fields of corn ; While the quail clamours for his running mate. Wide o'er the thistly lawn, as swells the breeze, A whitening shower of vegetable down Amusive floats. The kind impartial care Of Nature nought disdains : thoughtful to feed Her lowest sons, and clothe the coming year, From field to field the feather'd seeds she wings.
Page 2 - Of social life, to different labours urge The active powers of man ; with wise intent The hand of Nature on peculiar minds Imprints a different bias, and to each Decrees its province in the common toil.
Page 265 - With fierce distracted eye Impatiens stands, " Swells her pale cheeks, and brandishes her hands, " With rage and hate the astonish'd groves alarms, " And hurls her infants from her frantic arms".
Page 183 - Thus, we have, 1. capsula dicocca, a dicoccous or two-grained capsule ; consisting of two cohering grains or cells, with one seed in each. 2. tricocca, tricoccous or threegrained ; swelling out in three protuberances, internally divided into three cells, with one seed in each ; as in the genus Euphorbia, or Spurge. 3. pentacocca, pentacoccous, or five-grained ; swelling out in five protuberances, or having five united cells, each containing one seed.
Page 10 - Saxon hoc,) may, perhaps, be ultimately traced to the word Pak, or Pauk, which in the language of certain Asiatic tribes, such as the Curdes, signifies the leaf (folium) of a vegetable. This will appear the less improbable, when it is recollected, how much it is the practice of some nations to change the...
Page 2 - O'er that the rising system, more complex, Of animals; and higher still, the mind, The varied scene of quick-compounded thought, And where the mixing passions endless shift ; These ever open to my ravish'd eye ; A search, the flight of time can ne'er exhaust!
Page 2 - Imprints a different bias, and to each Decrees its province in the common toil. To some she taught the fabric of the sphere, The changeful Moon, the circuit of the stars, The golden zones of Heaven ; to some she gave To weigh the moment of eternal things, Of time, and space, and Fate's unbroken chain, And will's quick impulse: others by the hand She led o'er vales and mountains, to explore What healing virtue swells the tender veins Of herbs and flowers ; or what the beams of mom Draw forth, distilling...