Vick's Magazine, Volume 11

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James Vick, 1888 - Floriculture

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Page 172 - Not a flower / But shows some touch, in freckle, streak, or stain. \ Of his unrivalled pencil. He inspires Their balmy odours, and imparts their hues, And bathes their eyes with nectar, and includes, In grains as countless as the seaside sands, The forms, with which he sprinkles all the earth.
Page 261 - Rhodora! if the sages ask thee why This charm is wasted on the earth and sky, Tell them, dear, that if eyes were made for seeing. Then Beauty is its own excuse for being: Why thou wert there, O rival of the rose!
Page 303 - FLOWER in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower — but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
Page 131 - Commissioner, or other chief officers having the general oversight of the public schools in each city or district, such exercises as shall tend to encourage the planting, protection and preservation of trees and shrubs, and an acquaintance with the best methods to be adopted to accomplish such results.
Page 3 - For one who is sleeping in faith and love, With a hope that is treasured in heaven above ; In a holy trust are my ashes laid, Cast ye no darkness, throw ye no shade. Plant the green sod with the crimson rose, Let my friends rejoice o'er my calm repose ; Let my memory be like the odours...
Page 319 - Black Rot of the Grape Vine, with a chapter on the apparatus for applying remedies for these diseases.
Page 168 - ... as my limited experience goes. If a medical man understands how to employ hypnotism as a therapeutic agency, I think it safe to predict he will never find any symptoms follow his treatment to warrant such a collection of threatening adjectives. I have not yet met with any such results, and prefer to " speak that I do know, and testify that I have seen," rather than accept the mere ipse dixit of any man who cannot claim to teach us from personal observation.
Page 131 - Instruction shall have power to prescribe from time to time, in writing, a course of exercises and instruction in the subjects hereinbefore mentioned which shall be adopted and observed by the public school authorities on Arbor Day, and upon receipt of copies of such course, sufficient in number to supply all the schools under their supervision, the school commissioner or city superintendent aforesaid, shall promptly provide each of the schools under his or their charge with a copy, and cause it...
Page 382 - I would like my dress Of shining gold to don." Said Scilla, " O, I wish I could My bright blue gown put on." " And much I long to join the dance, For none can rival me In grace, the wind has oft declared," Said fair Anemone. "And would," Narcissus said, " I might My silver trumpet blow ; 'Twould glad, I'm sure, the Christmas green." Said Tulip, " That is so." Then spoke the Snowdrop, " Cease to wish, For wishes are in vain ; Here must we stay until we're called Above the ground again. The blessing...
Page 243 - The process is quite simple. The theory is to extract the juice from the fruit and replace it with sugar syrup, which, upon hardening, preserves the fruit from decay and at the same time retains the natural shape of the fruit. All kinds of fruit are capable of being preserved under this process. Though the method is very simple, there is a certain skill required that is acquired only by practice.

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