The American home garden: Being principles and rules for the culture of vegetables, fruits, flowers, and shrubbery. To which are added brief notes on farm crops
Harper & Brothers, 1859 - 531 Seiten
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Seite 66 - He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth...
Seite 538 - The Child's Book of Nature, for the Use of Families and Schools : intended to aid Mothers and Teachers in Training Children in the Observation of Nature. In Three Parts. Part I. Plants. Part II. Animals. Part III. Air, Water, Heat, Light, &c. By WORTHINGTON HOOKER, MD Engravings.
Seite 533 - Daily Times. A most important and valuable contribution to the historical and political literature of the United States. All publicists and students of public law will be grateful to Mr. Curtis for the diligence and assiduity with which he has wrought out the great mine of diplomatic lore in which the foundations of the American Constitution nre laid, and for the light he has thrown on his wide and arduous subject.— London Morning Chronicle.
Seite 536 - What he has achieved, and endured, and conquered; the witchcraft which, for sixteen years, he has used against a vertical sun and a malign climate— how he has run the gauntlet of carnivores and pachyderms, and ophidia— how he has lived on roots, and locusts, and frogs, and moistened his mouth only with rain or river water— how he has striven with thirst and fever, with the loss of letters and the absence of intelligent companionship — how he has sounded unknown.
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Seite 535 - III., completing the work, is in the press, and will be published shortly. The researches of Dr. Barth are of the highest interest. Few men have existed so qualified, both by intellectual ability and a vigorous bodily constitution, for the perilous part of an African discoverer as Dr. Barth. —London Times, Sept 8, 1857. It richly merits all the commendation bestowed upon it by "the leading journal of Europe.11— Corr.
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