Catalogue of the Economic Products of the Presidency of Bombay: Being a Catalogue of the Government Central Museum, Division 1., Raw Produce (vegetable)

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Printed at the Education Society's Press, 1862 - Всего страниц: 377

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Стр. 338 - All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.
Стр. 207 - Tobacco, divine, rare, superexcellent tobacco, which goes far beyond all the panaceas, potable gold, and philosopher's stones, a sovereign remedy to all diseases. A good vomit, I confess, a virtuous herb, if it be well qualified, opportunely taken, and medicinally used ; but as it is commonly abused by most men, which take it as tinkers do ale, 'tis a plague, a mischief, a violent purger of goods, lands, health; hellish, devilish and damned tobacco, the ruin and overthrow of body and soul.
Стр. 142 - With deeper red the full pomegranate glows : The branch here bends beneath the weighty pear, And verdant olives flourish round the year. The balmy spirit of the western gale Eternal breathes on fruits untaught to fail ; Each dropping pear a following pear supplies, On apples apples, figs on figs arise ; The same mild season gives the blooms to blow, The buds to harden and the fruits to grow. Here order'd vines in equal ranks appear, With all th...
Стр. 126 - ... state, are among the loveliest objects in the vegetable world ; and appear, through a lens, like minute rubies and emeralds in constant motion from the least breath of air. It is the sweetest and most nutritious pasture for cattle ; and its usefulness added to its beauty induced the Hindus, in their earliest ages, to believe that it was the mansion of a benevolent nymph.
Стр. 142 - Four acres was the' allotted space of ground, Fenced with a green enclosure all around : Tall .thriving trees confess'd the fruitful mould ; The reddening apple ripens here to gold : Here the blue fig with luscious juice o'erflows, With deeper red the full pomegranate glows, The branch here bends beneath the weighty pear, And verdant olives flourish round the year.
Стр. 46 - It is carried over the desert to Aleppo, where it is used in substance mixed with other perfumes, and worn in small bags or in the form of essence, and kept in little boxes or phials like attar of roses.
Стр. 299 - ... men portrayed upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion, girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity...
Стр. 94 - Placing a full stop .where the first semicolon occurs, the Honorable Mr. Frere reads the passage as follows : " Saccharon et Arabia fert, sed laudatius India. Est autem mel in arundinibus collectum, &c." As if Pliny, on mentioning, at once dismissed so familiar an article as " Saccharon," and then went on to describe in detail so rare a substance as Tabasheer must have been.
Стр. 79 - The man entranced would view the deathful scene. These drugs, so friendly to the joys of life, Bright Helen learn'd from Thone's imperial wife; Who sway'd the sceptre where prolific Nile With various simples clothes the fatten'd soil.
Стр. 201 - Kat is used in Aden in any other way than for mastication. From what I have heard, however, I believe that a decoction resembling tea is made from the leaf by the Arabs in the interior...

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