A Popular History of British Lichens

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Lovell Reeve, 1856 - Lichens - 352 pages
Geschichte der Botanik, Flechten, Grossbritannien.
 

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Page 227 - ... from the size of a pin's head to that of a pea ; scattered through a large body of sand or clay ; and in this state it is called by the Mandingoes sanoo munko,
Page 2 - Which strike ev'n eyes incurious ; but each moss, Each shell, each crawling insect, holds a rank Important in the plan of Him who framed This scale of beings ; holds a rank which lost Would break the chain, and leave behind a gap Which Nature's self would rue.
Page 77 - Seeds, to our eye invisible, will find On the rude rock the bed that fits their kind ; There, in the rugged soil, they safely dwell, Till showers and snows the subtle atoms swell, And spread th...
Page 77 - And spread th' enduring foliage ; — then we trace The freckled flower upon the flinty base ; These all increase, till in unnoticed years The stony tower as grey with age appears ; With coats of vegetation, thinly spread, Coat above coat, the living on the dead : These then dissolve to dust, and make a way For bolder foliage, nursed by their decay : The long-enduring Ferns in time will all Die and depose their dust upon the wall ; Where the wing'd seed may rest, till many a flower Show Flora's triumph...
Page 265 - They find the red cup-moss where they climb, And they chase the bee o'er the scented thyme ; And the rocks where the heath-flower blooms they know — Lady, kind lady, oh! let me go!
Page 9 - In deep tranquillity. Not undelightful now to roam The wild heath sparkling on the sight ; Not undelightful now to pace The forest's ample rounds, And see the spangled branches shine, And mark the moss of many a hue That varies the old tree's brown bark, Or o'er the gray stone spreads.
Page 77 - Like leaves on trees the race of man is found, Now green in youth, now withering on the ground; Another race the following spring supplies; They fall successive, and successive rise: So generations in their course decay; So flourish these, when those are pass'd away. But if thou still persist to search my birth, Then hear a tale that fills the spacious earth. "A city stands on Argos...
Page 197 - They often ride in invisible procession, when their presence is discovered by the shrill ringing of their bridles. On these occasions they sometimes borrow mortal steeds, and when such are found at morning, panting and fatigued in their...
Page 93 - For time has soften'd what was harsh when new And now the stains are all of sober hue; The living stains which Nature's hand alone, Profuse of life, pours forth upon the stone...
Page 5 - That not alone in trees and flowers The spirit bright of Beauty dwells — That not alone in lofty bowers The mighty hand of God is seen — But more triumphant still in things men count as mean LESSON XI.

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