Annual Report of the American Institute of the City of New York

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Страница 285 - Tis education forms the common mind ; Just as the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
Страница 409 - ... weight, nitrogen forms only a very small part of plants ; but it is never entirely absent from any part of them. Even when it does not absolutely enter into the composition of a particular part or organ, it is always to be found in the fluids which pervade it. It follows from the facts thus far detailed, that the development of a plant requires the presence, first, of substances containing carbon and nitrogen, and capable of yielding these elements to the growing organism; secondly, of water...
Страница 199 - ... grew and their culture. Every contributor is respectfully requested to make a list of his specimens and present the same with his fruits, in order that a report of all the varieties entered, may be submitted to the convention as soon as possible after its organization. The...
Страница 199 - To elicit and disseminate pomological information, and to maintain a cordial spirit of intercourse among horticulturists. In order to increase as much as possible the interest of the convention, the delegates are requested to bring with them (carefully packed and labelled so as to present them in good order,) specimens of all fruits grown in their vicinity that may be worthy of notice, together with a small branch and leaves of each variety if possible. In localities where any...
Страница 142 - And I will add unto thy days fifteen years; and I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria; and I will defend this city for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake. [7] And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered.
Страница 193 - Laertius (lib. vii. § 158), says, ' Hearing is produced by the air which intervenes between the thing sounding and the ear. The air is agitated in a spherical form, and moves off in waves, and falls on the ear, in the same manner as the water in a cistern undulates in circles when a stone has been thrown into it.
Страница 199 - To compare fruits from various stmrces and localities, with a view of arriving at correct conclusions as to their merits, and to settle doubtful points respecting them. To assist in determining the synonyms by which the same fruit is known in different parts of the country. To compare opinions respecting the value of the numerous varieties already in cultivation, and to endeavor to abridge by general consent, the long catalogue of indifferent or worthless sorts at the present time propagated by nurserymen...
Страница 199 - The undersigned, in behalfof the Societies they represent, respectfully solicit delegations from all Horticultural and Agricultural Societies of our country, and of such number of persons as each Society may deem expedient to send. Societies will please transmit at an early day a list of the Delegates they have appointed, to TB Wakeman, Esq., the Corresponding Secretary of the American Institute, New-York.
Страница 344 - ... age and country the rule and standard of others, and ourselves at last the measure of them all. We figure the ancient countrymen like our own, leading a painful life in poverty and contempt, without wit, or courage, or education. But men had quite different notions of these things for the first four thousand years of the world, Health and strength were then in more esteem than the refinements of pleasure ; and it was accounted a great deal more honourable to till the ground, or keep a flock of...
Страница 173 - That it does not depend entirely on the warmth of that covering is clear ; for the same degree of warmth, produced by wearing more clothing of a different kind, does not produce the same effect. The perspiration of the human body being absorbed by a covering of flannel, it is immediately distributed through the whole thickness of that substance, and by that means exposed, by a very large surface, to be carried off by the atmosphere ; and the loss of this watery...

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