Pomarium Britannicum: An Historical and Botanical Account of Fruits Known in Great Britain

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H. Colburn, 1821 - 378 pages
 

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Page 15 - And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth ; and the mule that was under him went away.
Page 32 - And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness ; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.
Page 186 - The hills were covered with the shadow of it, and the boughs thereof were like the goodly cedars.
Page 142 - And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees : and they encamped there by the waters.
Page 263 - Th' inspiring breeze ; and meditate the book Of Nature ever open; aiming thence, Warm from the heart, to learn the moral song. Here, as I steal along the sunny wall, Where Autumn basks, with fruit empurpled deep, My pleasing theme continual prompts my thought : Presents the downy peach ; the shining plum ; The ruddy, fragrant nectarine ; and dark, Beneath his ample leaf, the luscious fig.
Page 85 - was so well stocked ," says Pliny, " that in less than twenty-six years after, other lands had cherries, even as far as Britain beyond the Ocean.
Page 264 - The trees went forth on a time to anoint a king over them ; and they said unto the olive tree, Reign thou over us. But the olive tree said unto them, Should I leave my fatness, wherewith by me they honour God and man, and go to be promoted over the trees? And the trees said to the fig tree, Come thou, and reign over us.
Page 223 - And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.
Page 185 - And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow ; and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.
Page 315 - I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me: I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.

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