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Page xli - discussion. But the account handed down to us by the sacred historian should be received as satisfactory, and regarded as conclusive by every one. "And out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of the field and every fowl of the air, and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them, and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that
Page xli - been destroyed by time, and the few lines preserved by Moses are rather calculated to excite than to satisfy our curiosity. Hence nothing is left for us but humbly to assume the garb of ignorance, and ever be deterred from arriving at anything like unanimity in this great work of improvement. Could
Page xli - what he would call them, and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.
Page 228 - and have obtained some valuable sorts. But I am confirmed in the opinion, that the best means of producing new and excellent varieties, suited either to general cultivation or to particular localities, is to plant the most mature and perfect seeds of the most hardy, vigorous, and valuable sorts, on the general pathological principle that "like produces like;
Page 64 - Sorsby, of Columbus, has bred both insects, and declares them to be the same; and moreover, when, according to his advice, the corn was carefully wormed, on two or three plantations, the boll-worms did not make their appearance that season on the cotton; notwithstanding on neighboring plantations they
Page 156 - and become cool again, the rice is threshed out and sent to the pounding-mill to be cleaned. The mill performs ingeniously enough the finishing process, thus: by steam-power the rough rice is taken out of the vessel which freights it up to the attic of the building; thence through the sand*
Page 408 - and retains its verdure late in autumn. I have often seen it green after the snow had fallen. Being a hardy plant, it is never injured by a most intense cold; and its vitality is so great that the young plants may be kept out of the ground for a long time, or
Page 359 - porrum.) The leek is a hardy biennial, for although it attains perfection in size and for culinary purposes the first year, it does not run to seed until the second, the perfecting of which it often survives. The whole plant is eaten, being employed in soups, &c., and boiled
Page 275 - in 1847, and fruited in 1852. Bunch medium, tolerably compact, and sometimes shouldered; berry below medium, five-eighths of an inch in diameter; form round ; color greenish white, with occasionally a faint salmon tint, and thickly covered with white bloom; flesh juicy, with but little pulp ; flavor pleasant; quality very good. The