Miscellanea naturalia: sive, Dissertationes variæ ad historiam naturalem spectantes

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Typis J. Taylor, 1803 - 190 páginas
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Página 125 - But have I now seen death ? Is this the way I must return to native dust ? O sight Of terror, foul and ugly to behold, Horrid to think, how horrible to feel...
Página 113 - Hortus Kewensis or a Catalogue of Plants Cultivated in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew.
Página 159 - Of this numerous and beautiful tribe of plants, we know of none...
Página xi - Crassиla. ,, . i disbelief of their reality and existence ; if it was not in my power to exhibit at any time, the originals themselves in a living state : and thereby effectually remove, from the mind of every sceptical Naturalist, all doubts that can possibly be entertained on that head.
Página 99 - In showery weather in autumn I have seen them expand, and contract themselves again several times in the course of a day. When expanded they have a pretty, but very unusual appearance ; and resemble considerably the flowers of a Stapelia ; but their segments are more obtuse.
Página vii - Congenial passions souls together bind. And every calling mingles with its kind ; Soldier unites with soldier, swain with swain, The mariner with him that roves the main.
Página 100 - These humble -vegetables are hereby enabled to sow their seeds, at that moment of time which is unquestionably the most proper for them; that is, when the sandy deserts of their nativity are moistened with the seasonable blessings of rain, which not only assists in expelling the seeds from their expanded lodgements, but absolutely imbeds them in a soil prepared for their reception, О JEHOVAH, Quam ampia sunt tua opera ! Quam sapient er tafectsti t Quam plena est Terra possessions Tua ! Psalm.
Página v - CONTAINING A FULL ACCOUNT OF ALL THE SPECIES HITHERTO DISCOVERED, WITH COMPLETE DESCRIPTIONS OF SUCH OF THEM AS HAVE NOT BEEN DESCRIBED BEFORE; ALSO, THEIR PLACES OF GROWTH, DURATION, AND TIMES OF FLOWERING.
Página 195 - ... sumus fratres sub eodem tempore nati; bini barbati, bini sine crine creati ; quintus habet barbam , sed tantum dimidiatam.
Página 31 - M. subacaule, foliis impunctatis glaucis, apicem versus' grosse bifariam dentatis, pedunculis folio duplo longioribus.

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