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" Twas a fair scene wherein they stood, A green and sunny glade amid the wood, And in the midst an aged Banian grew. It was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree, For o'er the lawn, irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propt its lofty head; And... "
The Magazine of Science, and Schools of Art - Page 177
1841
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British ferns and mosses

British ferns - 1861 - 146 pages
...descriptive of that vast and peculiar Banian to its lowly brother, we may say with equal truth — " Many a long depending shoot, Seeking to strike its root, Straight, like a plummet, grows toward the ground; Some on the lower boughs which cross their way, Fixing their bearded fibres...
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Cassell's popular natural history, Volumes 1-2; Volume 42

Cassell, ltd - 1863 - 834 pages
...wherein they stood, A green and sunny glade amid the wood, And in the midst an aged banyan grew It was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree, For o'er...the lawn, irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propp'd its lofty head; And many a long-depending shoot Seeking to strike its root, • Straight like...
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Beauties and Wonders of Vegetable Life; or, Rambles in parks, forests ...

Beauties - 1866 - 308 pages
...venerable tree, 1 Paradise Lost, book ix. O'er the lawn irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propp'd its lofty head; And many a long depending shoot, Seeking...to strike its root, Straight like a plummet, grew towards the ground. Some on the lower boughs, which cross'd their way, Fixing their hearded fibres...
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The Juvenile Verse and Picture Book

Juvenile verse and picture book - 1866 - 136 pages
...strange affair ; Yet so it was, that Whittington Did thrice become Lord Mayor. -a r THE BANIAN. ' T was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree : For o'er...the lawn, irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propped its lofty head ; And many a long dependmg shoot, Seeking to strike its root, Straight like...
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The Intellectual Observer, Volume 10

1867 - 558 pages
...wherein they stood, A green und sunny glade amid (he wood, And in the midst an aged bunyan grew. It was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree. For o'er...the lawn, irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propped its lofty head ; And many a long depending shoot, Seeking to strike its root, Straight, like...
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Wonders of the Vegetable World

William Henry Davenport Adams - 1867 - 134 pages
...a green and sunny glade " in a tropical forest, — "And in the midst an aged banyan grew. It was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree ; For o'er...the lawn, irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns propped its lofty head; And many a long depending shoot, Seeking to strike its root, Straight, like...
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Manual of Coorg: A Gazetteer of the Natural Features of the Country and the ...

G. Richter - 1870 - 474 pages
...elegant lines of Southey so truly apply: — "It was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree. For over the lawn irregularly spread, Fifty straight columns...to strike its root, Straight like a plummet, grew towards the ground, Some on the lower boughs, which crost their way, Fixing their bearded fibres, round...
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Useful Plants: Plants Adapted for the Food of Man Described and Illustrated

Useful plants - 1870 - 164 pages
...sight to see That venerable tree, Far o'er the lawn irregularly spread. Fifty straight columns prop its lofty head ; And many a long depending shoot Seeking to strike its root, Straight, like a plummet, grows towards the ground. " Nor weeds, nor briars, deform the natural floor; And through the leafy...
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Wonders of the plant-world: or, Curiosities of vegetable life

Wonders - 1870 - 262 pages
...green and sunny glade " in a tropical forest, — " And in the midst an aged banyan grew. It was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree ; For o'er...the lawn, irregularly spread, fifty straight columns propped its lofty head ; And many a long depending shoot, Seeking to strike its root, Straight, like...
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Poems of Places Oceana 1 V.; England 4; Scotland 3 V: Iceland ..., Volume 23

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow - 1878 - 274 pages
...wherein they stood, A green and sunny glade amid the wood, And in the midst an aged Banian grew. It was a goodly sight to see That venerable tree, For o'er...spread, Fifty straight columns propt its lofty head Aud many a long depending shoot, Seeking to strike its root, Straight like a plummet, grew towards...
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