Trees and Their Nature: Or, The Bud and Its Attributes: in a Series of Letters to His Sons

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J. Nisbet and Company, 1856 - 236 pÓgines
 

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PÓgina 164 - For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease. Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.
PÓgina 232 - In all plants there are two distinct, simultaneous systems of growth j the cellular, and the fibre-vascular, of which the former is horizontal, and the latter vertical. The cellular gives origin to the pith, the medullary rays, and the principal part of the cortical integument. The fibro-vascular to the wood and a portion of the bark.
PÓgina 167 - And if thou saidst I am not peer To any lord in Scotland here, Lowland or Highland, far or near, Lord Angus, thou hast lied!
PÓgina xiii - ... and to make them look upon the universe which they inhabit, not as the abode only of human cares or human joys, but as the temple of the living God, in which praise is due, and where service is to be performed.
PÓgina 57 - Never before had I beheld such enormous trunks, — they looked more like living rocks than trees ; for it was only on the pinnacle of their bare and naked bark that foliage could be discovered, and that at such a distance from the eye that the forms of the leaves could not be made out. Fifteen Indians with outstretched arms could only just embrace one of them. At the bottom they were eighty-four feet in circumference, and sixty feet where the boles became cylindrical.
PÓgina 221 - Surely the Lord is in this place ; and I knew it not . . . This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
PÓgina 200 - And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
PÓgina 190 - The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD'S : but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

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