Useful Plants: Plants Adapted for the Food of Man Described and Illustrated

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T. Nelson and Sons, 1870 - 160 pages
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Page 109 - Insuperable height of loftiest shade, Cedar, and pine, and fir, and branching palm, A sylvan scene; and, as the ranks ascend, Shade above shade, a woody theatre Of stateliest view.
Page 24 - Thou crownest the year with thy goodness ; and thy paths drop fatness. They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness : and the little hills rejoice on every side. The pastures are clothed with flocks ; the valleys also are covered over with corn ; they shout for joy, they also sing.
Page 3 - The eyes of all wait upon thee; and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing.
Page 109 - The verdurous wall of Paradise up sprung : Which to our general sire gave prospect large Into his nether empire neighbouring round. And higher than that wall a circling row Of goodliest trees, loaden with fairest fruit, Blossoms and fruits at once of golden hue...
Page 136 - Agaricus ftmpes, to pickle, in clusters under them ; puff-balls, which some of our friends have not inaptly compared to sweet-bread, for the rich delicacy of their unassisted flavour ; Hydna, as good as oysters, which they somewhat resemble in taste ; Agaricus deliciosus, reminding us of tender lamb kidney ; the beautiful yellow Chantarelle, that Kalon Kagothon of diet, growing by the bushel...
Page 136 - I reflected on the straitened condition of the lower orders this year, to see pounds innumerable of extempore beef-steaks growing on our oaks in the shape of Fistulina hepatica ; Ag.
Page 131 - ... Franklin led the foremost men, that he might make them halt occasionally till the stragglers came up. Credit, however, one of their most active hunters, became lamentably weak, from the effects of tripe de roche upon his constitution, and Vaillant, from the same cause, was getting daily more emaciated. They only advanced six miles during the day, and at night satisfied the cravings of hunger by a small quantity of tripe de roche, mixed up with some scraps of roasted leather. Having boiled and...
Page 103 - Some on the lower boughs which crost their way, Fixing their bearded fibres, round and round, With many a ring and wild contortion wound; Some to the passing wind at times, with sway Of gentle motion swung; Others of younger growth...
Page 105 - ... flavour ; the juice, when extracted and mixed with sugar, forms a beverage very useful in the putrid and pestilential fevers of the country. The fruit is transported into the eastern and southern parts of Africa ; and the Arabs carry it to the countries round Morocco, whence it finds its way into Egypt. The negroes take part of the damaged fruit and the ligneous bark, and burn them for the sake of the ashes, from which they manufacture soap by means of palm oil. They...
Page 74 - ... next roasted for a few minutes, and rolled, after which they are exposed to the air for a few hours in a soft and moist state ; and lastly, they are dried slowly over charcoal fires, till the black color is fairly brought out.

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