Fruit Between the Leaves, Volume 1

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Chapman and Hall, 1875 - Essays

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This may be worthwhile keeping on the list. Some on Mother Ann, but most of it appears to relate to the Girlingite Shakers (Shakers of the New Forest). Kinda interesting.

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Page 24 - From a garden of this kind Government would be able to obtain authentic and official information on points connected with the founding of new colonies ; it would afford the plants there required without its being necessary, as now, to apply to the officers of private establishments for advice and assistance.
Page 156 - One afternoon in the month of May, feeling himself a little unsettled, and not inclined to business, he thought he would take a walk into the City to amuse his mind; and having strolled into St. Paul's Churchyard, he stopped at the shop-window of Carrington and Bowles, and looked at the pictures, among which was one of the cathedral. He had not been long there before a short, gravelooking, elderly gentleman, dressed in dark brown clothes...
Page 41 - ... hours. The pith or farinaceous part of the trunk of old trees, is said to be equal to the best Sago ; the natives make it into bread, and boil it into thick gruel...
Page 43 - ... stopped near a clump of the trees. One of my bearers struck a spear four or five inches deep into the thick firm end of the stalk of the leaf, about six inches above its junction with the trunk, and on drawing it back, a stream of pure clear water gushed out, about a quart of which we caught in a pitcher, and all drank of it on the spot. It was cool, clear, and perfectly sweet.
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Page 195 - Why has no serious trial yet been made of the qualifications of so diligent a courier? And if he should be proved competent to the task, why should not our kings hold councils at Brighton with their ministers in London ? Why should not our government govern at Portsmouth almost as promptly as in Downing Street? Why should our defaulters escape by default of our foggy climate? And since our piteous...
Page 211 - Street; but this surely is a strange miscalculation. Palliatives, as we have said, may come in to supplement some radical measure for the multiplication of the means of passing the vehicular traffic through the limited area of the City. Within this six hundred odd acres upwards of three-quarters of a million circulate, mainly within the hours of nine in the morning and six in the evening, and the vast majority of these people are non-resident.
Page 42 - But this tree has been most celebrated for containing, even during the most arid season, a large quantity of pure fresh water, supplying to the traveller the place of wells in the desert.
Page 194 - Mr. Barrow presents his compliments to Mr. Ronalds, and acquaints him, with reference to his note of the 3rd instant, that telegraphs of any kind are now wholly unnecessary, and that no other than the one now in use will be adopted.

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