Alexander Von Humbolt, Or, What May be Accomplished in a Lifetime

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R. Hardwicke, 1866 - 207 pages

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Page 43 - Thro' scudding drifts the rainy Hyades Vext the dim sea: I am become a name; For always roaming with a hungry heart Much have I seen and known ; cities of men And manners, climates, councils, governments, Myself not least, but...
Page 190 - His virtues walked their narrow round, Nor made a pause, nor left a void ; And sure the eternal Master found The single talent well employed.
Page 211 - French, and German popular names are given, and, wherever that delicate and difficult step is at all practicable, their derivation also. Medical properties, superstitions, and fancies, and poetic tributes and Illusions, follow. In short there is nothing more left to be desired."— Guardian.
Page 211 - SOWERBY'S ENGLISH BOTANY: Containing a Description and Life-size coloured Drawing of every British Plant. Edited and brought up to the Present Standard of Scientific Knowledge by T. BOSWELL (formerly SYMB), LL.DFLS, &c. With Popular Descriptions of the Uses, History, and Traditions of each Plant, by Mrs. LANKESTEB, Author of " Wild Flowers Worth Notice," " The British Ferns,
Page 211 - English Botany,' when finished, will be exhaustive of the subject, and worthy of the branch of science It illustrates. , . . In turning over the charmingly executed handcoloured plates of British plants ^which encumber these volumes with riches, the reader cannot help being struck with the beauty of many of the humblest flowering weeds we tread on with careless step. We cannot dwell upon 'many of the individuals grouped in the...
Page 207 - Through this day's life or death. This day be bread and peace my lot ; All else beneath the sun Thou know'st if best bestowed or not, And let thy will be done. To thee, whose temple is all space ; Whose altar, earth, sea, skies ; One chorus let all being raise ! • All nature's incense rise ! ODE ON SOLITUDE.
Page 212 - Directions showing which are the best adapted for the Hothouse, Greenhouse, Open Air Fernery, or Wardian Case. With an Index of Genera, Species, and Synonyms.
Page 211 - Will be the most complete Flora of Great Britain ever brought out. This great work will find a place wherever botanical science is cultivated,' and the study of our native plants, with all their fascinating associations, held dear.
Page 214 - RUST, SMUT, MILDEW, AND MOULD. An Introduction to the Study of Microscopic Fungi.
Page 202 - The investigations of Wolff, Goethe, and von Baer, have established the truth that the series of changes gone through during the development of a seed into a tree, or an ovum into an animal, constitute an advance from homogeneity of structure to heterogeneity of structure.

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