Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and Improvements in Rural Affairs, Volume 11

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Charles Mason Hovey
Hovey and Company, 1845 - Botany
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Page 391 - You'd scarce expect one of my age, To speak in public on the stage ; And if I chance to fall below Demosthenes or Cicero, Don't view me with a critic's eye, But pass my imperfections by. Large streams from little fountains flow; Tall oaks from little acorns grow...
Page 258 - As one who, long in populous city pent, Where houses thick and sewers annoy the air, Forth issuing on a summer's morn, to breathe Among the pleasant villages and farms Adjoin'd, from each thing met conceives delight, The smell of grain, or tedded grass, or kine, Or dairy, each rural sight, each rural sound...
Page 259 - Till body up to spirit work, in bounds Proportion'd to each kind. So from the root Springs lighter the green stalk, from thence the leaves More aery, last the bright consummate flower Spirits odorous breathes...
Page 259 - God Almighty first planted a garden; and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures; it is the greatest refreshment to the spirits of man; without which buildings and palaces are but gross handyworks...
Page 53 - An analogous case is seen in the penny-postage system of England. Fruit will become more generally and largely an article, not of luxury, but of daily and ordinary diet. It will find its way down to the poorest table — and the quantity consumed will make up in profit to the dealer, what is lost in lessening its price. A few years and the apple crop will be a matter of reckoning by farmers and speculators, just as is now, th 3 potato crop, the wheat crop, the pork, etc.
Page vi - The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America: or, the Culture, Propagation, and Management, in the Garden and Orchard, of Fruit Trees generally ; with Descriptions of all the finest Varieties of Fruit, native and foreign, cultivated in this Country. By AJ DOWNING. New York and London. 1845. 12mo. pp. 584. MR. DOWNING is already well known to the public as the author of treatises on " Landscape Gardening and Rural Architecture...
Page 54 - ... average, than potatoes. The calculations may be made, allowing an average of fifteen bushels to a tree. The same reasoning is true of the Pear ; — it and the apple, are to hold a place yet, as universal eatables, — a fruit-grain, not known in their past history.
Page 53 - It will in this res[iect follow the history of grains and edible roots, and from a local and limited use the apple and the pear will become articles of universal demand. The reasons of such an opinion are few and simple. It is a fruit always palatable, and as such will be welcome to mankind, whatever their tastes, if it can be brought within their reach. The Western States will before many years be forested with orchards. The fruit bears exportation kindly. Thus there will be a supply, a possibility...
Page 52 - Bent up for inspection. Our rule is to reject every apple -which, the habits of the tree and the quality of its fruit being considered, has a superior or equal already in cultivation. Of all the number presented, not six have vindicated their claims to a name or a place — -and not more than three will probably be known ten years hence.

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