The Common Seaweeds of the British Coast and Channel Islands: With Some Insight Into the Microscopic Beauties of Their Structure and Fructification

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F. Warne, 1865 - Algae - 140 pages

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Page 21 - Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth :
Page 75 - It is a beauteous evening, calm and free, The holy time is quiet as a Nun Breathless with adoration; the broad sun Is sinking down in its tranquillity; The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the Sea: Listen! the mighty Being is awake, And doth with his eternal motion make A sound like thunder— everlastingly.
Page 45 - Where all bright hues together run In sweet confusion blending : — Why, as we watch their floating wreath, Seem they the breath of life to breathe ? To Fancy's eye their motions prove They mantle round the Sun for love. When up some woodland dale we catch The many-twinkling smile of ocean...
Page 75 - There with its waving blade of green. The sea-flag streams through the silent water, And the crimson leaf of the dulse is seen To blush, like a banner bathed in slaughter...
Page 75 - From coral rocks the sea-plants lift Their boughs, where the tides and billows flow : The water is calm and still below, For the winds and waves are absent there, And the sands are bright as the stars that glow In the motionless fields of upper air.
Page 94 - And search for crimson weeds, which spreading flow, Or lie like pictures on the sand below : With all those bright red pebbles, that the sun Through the small waves so softly shines upon...
Page 20 - They prepare it by washing it well in fresh water, and exposing it to dry, when it gives out a white powdery substance, which is sweet and palatable, and covers the whole plant ; they then pack it in casks to keep it from the air, and thus preserve it, ready to be eaten either in this state with fish and butter, or, according to the practice of wealthier tables, boiled in milk, and mixed with a little flour of rye.
Page 19 - 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 69 - Then looke, who list thy gazefull eyes to feed With sight of that is faire, looke on the frame Of this wyde universe, and therein reed The endlesse kinds of creatures which by name Thou canst not count, much less their natures aime; All which are made with wondrous wise respect, And all with admirable beautie deckt.

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