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


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第 238 頁 - He who ascends to mountain-tops, shall find The loftiest peaks most wrapt in clouds and snow ; He who surpasses or subdues mankind, Must look down on the hate of those below. Though high above the sun of glory glow, And far beneath the earth and ocean spread, Round him are icy rocks, and loudly blow Contending tempests on his naked head, And thus reward the toils which to those summits led.
第 341 頁 - I NEVER had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life only to the culture of them, and study of nature...
第 191 頁 - And they came unto the brook of Eshcol and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates and of the figs.
第 488 頁 - Papilio bratsicee has been produced from a larva which had been exposed to a cold of 0° Fahr., and which had become a lump of ice. Spallanzani found that exposure to a temperature of — 38° or even — 56° Fahr. did not destroy the fertility of the ova of...
第 368 頁 - After having moistened the whole of the ribband, the tongue pushes it so as to make it re-enter the mandibles, but in an opposite direction, where it is worked up anew. The liquor mixed with the wax communicates to it a whiteness and opacity which it had not before ; and the object of this mixture of...
第 336 頁 - Little profit can be found in the present mode of agriculture of this country, and I apprehend it to be a fact that it affords a bare subsistence.
第 366 頁 - Through this instinct another important end is gained, in relation to the impregnation of flowers ; the production of hybrid plants by the application of the pollen of one species to the stigma of another is avoided, while those flowers are more effectually fertilized, which require the aid of insects for that purpose.
第 342 頁 - But its cultivation is a recent practice. Mr. Curtis, in his Directions for Cultivating the Orambe maritima or Seakale (1799), tells us, "Mr. William Jones, of Chelsea, saw bundles of it, in a cultivated state, exposed for sale in Chichester market, in the year 1753. I learn from different persons that attempts have been made at various times to introduce it to the London markets, but ineffectually.
第 488 頁 - Fahr., and instantly became refrozen ; after a week, they Were brought again into the cabin, and twenty-three returned to life. These were again exposed and refrozen; and, after being solid for another week, eleven of them recovered on being brought into the cabin. A fourth time they were frozen, and only two survived (Vide Carpenter's Principles of General and Comparative Physiology, 2d ed., Loud.
第 544 頁 - stems which are suffruticose, upright, rising to the height of several feet, and are biennial in duration ; but the root is perennial, producing suckers which ripen and drop their leaves one year, and resume their foliage, produce blossom shoots, flower, and fruit, and die the next. The leaves are quinate-pinnate ; the flowers come in panicles from the extremity of the present year's shoots ; they are white, appear in May and June, and the fruit forms about a fortnight afterwards.