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and chasing away all her aquatic enemies. Hence, as this plant formed a new genus in the reformed botanical system he was then arranging, he chose for it the name of Andromeda.
It has been asserted, that the poetical allusions and the elegancies of style observable in the writings of Linnaeus, have done as much to recommend the study of botany, and to establish his own celebrity, as his more serious labours. Whether this be the case or not, it is at least highly interesting and delightful, thus to behold the solitary traveller cheering himself with classical recollections, and handing down to posterity the result of his daydreams, by affixing a new name to the flower which had been his solace in the wilderness.
THE HOROLOGE OF THE FIELDS.
Addressed to a young Lady, on seeing at the house of an aquaintance a magnificent French Time-piece.
MBS. C. SMITH.
For her who owns the splendid toy,
Still may its index point to joy,
Unlike Silena, who declines
The garish noontide's blazing light;
Gives all her sweetness to the night.
Thus, in each flower and simple bell,
Are sweet remembrancers, to tell
Time will steal on with ceaseless pace,
Who still their fairy footsteps trace,
Ulex EuropcBus. Whin, or Gorze.
Calyx shorter than the blossom, with two spear-shaped deciduous scales at the base.
Stemt and branches very numerous, deeply furrowed, hairy, and extremely thorny. Spines angular, extremely pungent, smooth. Leaves springing from the base of the spines, solitary, awl-shaped, roughish, deciduous. Calyx sometimes very woolly, but not equally so in all plants. Blossom yellow, half as long again as the calyx, emitting
a smell like honey. Besides the pair of scales at the top of the fruit-stalk close to the calyx, there is a single scale at its base, on the outer side—Withering.
'Mid scatter'd foliage pale and sere,
And offers to the waning year
Beneath November's clouded sky,
Thy blossom meets the traveller's eye,
Flower of the dark and wintry day!
Emblem of friendship! thee I hail!
And brightest when their hues grow pale.
Viola odorata. Sweet Violet.
V. Leaves heart-shaped. Suckers creeping. Floral-leaves above the middle of the fruit-stalk.
Leafstalks nearly smooth. Fruit-stalks channelled on the upper side, above the floral-leaves. Flowers both with