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Page 152 - the root of every healthy idea of reform now at work in the world, but is nevertheless true. The genius of American art may with justice say of the genius of American education — " If she be not fair to me, What care I how fair
Page 314 - Though not five feet high when discovered, its branches contained two bushels of apples of most attractive appearance. Fruit large; roundish; exterior of an exceedingly beautiful waxen orange yellow color, with a few russet dots, and a delicately striped and richly mottled carmine cheek; stem very short and rather stout; cavity narrow, acuminate shallow;
Page 276 - sculpture, though all these have their influence. All these might be realized in a burial ground planted with straight lines of willows and sombre avenues of evergreens. The true secret of the attraction lies in the natural beauty of the sites, and in the tasteful and harmonious embellishment of these sites by art.
Page 275 - Mount Auburn, — many others of less note; but any of which would have astonished and delighted their inhabitants twenty years ago. Philadelphia has, we learn, nearly twenty rural cemeteries at the present moment, — several of them belonging to distinct societies, sects or associations, while others are open to all.*
Page 427 - the water on the outside of the bell-glass,' (which can easily be done by having the bell-glass as large as the porcelain dish,) ' so as to prevent its evaporating into the air of the sitting-room, the atmosphere around the flowers would remain continually damp. What is the explanation of this ? Do the flowers feed on the viewless
Page 235 - felt proud of having been the means of introducing into Europe a tree of such size, symmetry, and beauty. It was at least one hundred and twenty feet high—it might be much more—as straight as a larch, and had its lower branches drooping to the ground.
Page 275 - found in the rise and progress of our rural cemeteries. '• Twenty years ago nothing better than a common grave-yard, filled with high grass, and a chance sprinkling of weeds and thistles, was to be found in the Union. If there were one or two exceptions, like the burial ground at
Page 61 - clouds may form, but a stiff breeze springs up, and the stars become unusually brilliant. The thermometer vacillates between 32° and 38°. rising with the gusts of wind, and falling during the intervals of calm. Then no frost will appear. Again, none of these modifying causes may intervene, but the temperature may fall below
Page 314 - and nearly covered with a faint orange blush; stem half an inch long, a twelfth of an inch thick; cavity narrow, deep, acuminate; calyx small, closed; basin narrow, rather deep, slightly russeted; seed yellowish grey; flesh whitish, tender, fine texture; flavor delicately perfumed; quality "very good" if not "best.