And on the way we went down among such wood-piles!--whole forests cut up into kindlings and built into solid walls that reached up till the sky looked like a thread of blue sewing-silk between.
Occasionally when one pictures oneself quite away from trouble of that kind, an old seal will pop his head up at a blowhole a few yards ahead of the team, and they are all on top of him before one can say 'Knife!'
Several of these gave it as their experience that the best castings contained the most blowholes, and Mr. McCallem accepted the pronouncement, with some slight qualification.
He inflicted unnecessary cruelties in order to maintain military discipline,--wholesome, doubtless, but such as less arbitrary commanders would have hesitated to do.
I have myself written a rather entertaining play with only one woman in it, and she is quite heartwhole; and I could just as easily write a play without a woman in it at all.
erected by the public spirit of Watson, who keeps the "Adam and Eve" at Pancras (the ale-houses have all emigrated, with their train of bottles, mugs, cork-screws, waiters, into Hyde Park,--whole ale-houses, with all their ale!)
UNDER NOTE XIV.--WHOLE, LESS, MORE, AND MOST.
We now have playde, Augustus, wantonly, Tuning our song unto a tender Muse, And, like a cobweb weaving slenderly, Have onely playde: let thus much then excuse This Gnats small poeme, that th'whole history 5 Is but a iest; though envie it abuse: But who such sports and sweet delights doth blame, Shall lighter seeme than this Gnats idle name.
By surrounding this child with sunshine from the sky and your own heart, by giving the closest communion with nature, by feeding this child well-balanced, nutritious food, by giving it all that is implied in healthful environmental influences, and by doing all in love, you can thus cultivate in the child and fix there for all its life all of these traits, and on the other side, give him foul air to breathe, keep him in a dusty factory or an unwholesome school-room or a crowded tenement up under the hot roof; keep him away from the sunshine, take away from him music and laughter and happy faces; cram his little brains with so-called knowledge; let him have vicious associates in his hours out of school, and at the age of ten you have fixed in him the opposite traits.
When prepared in the following manner, if the quality of the root is good, they may be eat as bread, a practice not unusual in Ireland.--The potatoes should be, as much as possible, of the same size, and the large and small ones boiled separately.--They must be washed clean, and, without paring or scraping, put in a pot with cold water, not sufficient to cover them, as they will produce themselves, before they boil, a considerable quantity of fluid.--They do not admit being put into a vessel of boiling water like greens.-- If the potatoes are tolerably large, it will be necessary, as soon as they begin to boil, to throw in some cold water, and occasionally to repeat it, till the potatoes are boiled to the heart, (which will take from half an hour to an hour and a quarter, according to their size,) they will otherwise crack, and burst to pieces on the outside, whilst the inside will be nearly in a crude state, and consequently very unpalatable and unwholesome.--During the boiling, throwing in a little salt occasionally is found a great improvement, and it is certain that the slower they are cooked the better.--When boiled, pour off the water, and evaporate the moisture, by replacing the vessel in which the potatoes were boiled once more over the fire.
Tramcars and motorbuses were packed unwholesomely with these children of shadowland drawn together from the seven seas by the magnet of London.
witness their unwholesomeness, their filth, the tyranny of their governors, the misery of their inmates!
* * * * * Seeds of Canna used for prayer-beads Stems and leaves of Callitriche so matted together, as they float on the water, as to bear a person walking on them The female in Collinsonia approaches first to one of the males, and then to the other Females in Nigella and Epilobium bend towards the males for some days, and then leave them The stigma or head of the female in Spartium (common broom) is produced amongst the higher set of males; but when the keal-leaf opens, the pistil suddenly twists round like a French-horn, and places the stigma amidst the lower set of males The two lower males in Ballota become mature before the two higher; and, when their dust is shed, turn outwards from the female The plants of the class Two Powers with naked seeds are all aromatic Of these Marum and Nepeta are delightful to cats The filaments in Meadia, Borago, Cyclamen, Solanum, &c. shewn by reasoning to be the most unchangeable parts of those flowers Rudiments of two hinder wings are seen in the class Diptera, or two-winged insects Teats of male animals Filaments without anthers in Curcuma, Linum, &c. and styles without stigmas in many plants, shew the advance of the works of nature towards greater perfection Double flowers, or vegetable monsters, how produced The calyx and lower series of petals not changed in double flowers Dispersion of the dust in nettles and other plants Cedar and Cypress unperishable Anthoxanthum gives the fragrant scent to hay Viviparous plants: the Aphis is viviparous in summer, and oviparous in autumn Irritability of the stamen of the plants of the class Syngenesia, or Confederate males Some of the males in Lychnis, and other flowers arrive sooner at their maturity Males approach the female in Gloriosa, Fritillaria, and Kalmia Contrivances to destroy insects in Silene, Dionaea muscipula, Arum muscivorum, Dypsacus, &c. Some bell-flowers close at night; others hang the mouths downwards; others nod and turn from the wind; stamens bound down to the pistil in Amaryllis formofissima; pistil is crooked in Hemerocallis flava, yellow day-lily Thorns and prickles designed for the defence of the plant; tall Hollies have no prickles above the reach of cattle Bird-lime from the bark of Hollies like elastic gum Adansonia the largest tree known, its dimensions Bulbous roots contain the embryon flower, seen by dissecting a tulip-root Flowers of Colchicum and Hamamelis appear in autumn, and ripen their seed in the spring following Sunflower turns to the sun by nutation, not by gyration Dispersion of seeds Drosera catches flies Of the nectary, its structure to preserve the honey from insects Curious proboscis of the Sphinx Convolvoli Final cause of the resemblance of some flowers to insects, as the Bee-orchis In some plants of the class Tetradynamia, or Four Powers, the two shorter stamens, when at maturity, rise as high as the others Ice in the caves on Teneriff, which were formerly hollowed by volcanic fires Some parasites do not injure trees, as Tillandsia and Epidendrum Mosses growing on trees injure them Marriages of plants necessary to be celebrated in the air Insects with legs on their backs Scarcity of grain in wet seasons Tartarian lamb; use of down on vegetables; air, glass, wax, and fat, are bad conductors of heat; snow does not moisten the living animals buried in it, illustrated by burning camphor in snow Of the collapse of the sensitive plant Birds of passage The acquired habits of plants Irritability of plants increased by previous exposure to cold Lichen produces the first vegetation on rocks Plants holding water Madder colours the bones of young animals Colours of animals serve to conceal them Warm bathing retards old age Male flowers of Vallisneria detach themselves from the plant, and float to the female ones Air in the cells of plants, its various uses How Mr. Day probably lost his life in his diving-ship Air-bladders of fish Star-gelly is voided by Herons Intoxicating mushrooms Mushrooms grow without light, and approach to animal nature Seeds of Tillandsia fly on long threads, like spiders on the gossamer Account of cotton mills Invention of letters, figures, crotchets Mrs. Delany's and Mrs. North's paper-gardens The horologe of Flora The white petals of Helleborus niger become first red, and then change into a green calyx Berries of Menispernum intoxicate fish Effects of opium Frontispiece by Miss Crewe Petals of Cistus and Oenanthe continue but a few hours Method of collecting the gum from Cistus by leathern throngs Discovery of the Bark Foxglove how used in Dropsies Bishop of Marseilles, and Lord Mayor of London Superstitious uses of plants, the divining rod, animal magnetism Intoxication of the Pythian Priestess, poison from Laurel-leaves, and from cherry-kernels Sleep consists in the abolition of voluntary power; nightmare explained Indian fig emits slender cords from its summit Cave of Thor in Derbyshire, and sub-terraneous rivers explained The capsule of the Geranium makes a hygrometer; Barley creeps out of a barn Mr. Edgeworth's creeping hygrometer Flower of Fraxinella flashes on the approach of a candle Essential oils narcotic, poisonous, deleterious to insects Dew-drops from Mancinella blister the skin Uses of poisonous juices in the vegetable economy The fragrance of plants a part of their defence The sting and poison of a nettle Vapour from Lobelia suffocative; unwholesomness of perfumed hair-powder Ruins of Palmira The poison-tree of Java Tulip roots die annually Hyacinth and Ranunculus roots Vegetable contest for air and light Some voluble stems turn E.S.W. and others W.S.E. Tops of white Bryony as grateful as asparagus Fermentation converts sugar into spirit, food into poison Fable of Prometheus applied to dram-drinkers Cyclamen buries its seeds and trifolium subterraneum Pits dug to receive the dead in the plague Lakes of America consist of fresh water The seeds of Cassia and some others are carried from America, and thrown on the coasts of Norway and Scotland Of the gulf-stream Wonderful change predicted in the gulph of Mexico In the flowers of Cactus grandiflorus and Cistus some of the stamens are perpetually bent to the pistil Nyctanthes and others are only fragrant in the night; Cucurbita lagenaria closes when the sun shines on it Tropeolum, nasturtian, emits sparks in the twilight Nectary on its calyx Phosphorescent lights in the evening Hot embers eaten by bull-frogs Long filaments of grasses, the cause of bad seed-wheat Chinese hemp grew in England above 14 feet in five months Roots of snow-drop and hyacinth insipid like orchis Orchis will ripen its seeds if the new bulb be cut off Proliferous flowers The wax on the candle-berry myrtle said to be made by insects The warm springs of matlock produced by the condensation of steam raised from great depths by subterranean fires Air separated from water by the attraction of points to water being less than that of the particles of water to each other Minute division of sub-aquatic leaves Water-cress and other aquatic plants inhabit all climates Butomus esculent; Lotus of Egypt; Nymphaea Ocymum covered with salt every night Salt a remote cause of scrophula, and immediate cause of sea-scurvy Coloured spatha of Arum, and blotched leaves, if they serve the purpose of a coloured petal Tulip-roots with a red cuticle produce red flowers Of vegetable mules the internal parts, at those of fructification, resemble the female parent; and the external parts, the male one The same occurs in animal mules, as the common mule and the hinnus, and in sheep The wind called Harmattan from volcanic eruptions; some epidemic coughs or influenza have the same origin Fish killed in the sea by dry summers in Asia Hedysarum gyrans perpetually moves its leaves like the respiration of animals Plants possess a voluntary power of motion Loud cracks from ice-mountains explained Muschus corallinus vegetates below the snow, where the heat is always about 40.
The aire of Famagusta is very vnwholesome, as they say, by reason of certaine marish ground adioyning vnto it.
"Now, Gar'ner," resumed the deacon, "open your whole heart, and let us know all about it."
Nothing but the action of ice could produce what may be seen in any of our mountains- -whole sheets of rock ground down into rounded flats, irrespective of the lie of the beds, not in valleys, but on the brows and summits of mountains, often ending abruptly at the edge of some sudden cliff, where the true work of water, in the shape of rain and frost, is actually destroying the previous work of ice, and fulfilling the rule laid down (I think by Professor Geikie in his delightful book on Scotch scenery as influenced by its geology), that ice planes down into flats, while water saws out into crags and gullies; and that the rain and frost are even now restoring Scotch scenery to something of that ruggedness and picturesqueness which it must have lost when it lay, like Greenland, under the indiscriminating grinding of a heavy sheet of ice.
"If you go to war--and come back whole--?"
Mr. Randolph's (of Virginia) proposition, as varied by Mr. Wilson (of Pennsylvania) being read for taking the question on the whole,-- Mr. Gerry (of Massachusetts) urged that the principle of it could not be carried into execution, as the States were not to be taxed as States.
'Don't you think, upon the whole,----.
Two brief paragraphs contain the whole:-- "The power confided to me will be used to hold, occupy, and possess the property and places belonging to the government, and to collect the duties and imposts; but beyond what may be necessary for these objects there will be no invasion, no use of force among the people anywhere.
On his right, concealed from view by the Aedes Divi Julii and the Forum Romanum, was that magnificent series of edifices extending from the Temple of Peace to the Temple of Trajan, including the Basilica Pauli, the Forum Julii, the Forum Augusti, the Forum Trajani, the Basilica Ulpia,--a space more than three thousand feet in length, and six hundred in breadth, almost entirely surrounded by porticos and colonnades, and filled with statues and pictures,--displaying on the whole probably the grandest series of public buildings clustered together ever erected, especially if we include the Forum Romanum and the various temples and basilicas which connected the whole,--a forest of marble pillars and statues.
The tone and gesture, the very look, must animate the whole;--and these very written lectures, read and delivered so often, are no dead stalk, but a living stem, which puts forth new leaves and blossoms every spring.
The lines of the artificial school, on the other hand, may be compared to rollers, each distinct from each other,--each being in itself a whole,--but altogether forming none.
"But there is no brick, or stone, or mortar, in the whole;--but all is iron, wood, and glass--and the vast building is composed of very many parts, each only eight feet square, but so great in number, that it is longer than any street you know, for it covers 18 acres of ground, which is nine times larger than your garden at the school, and all is supported upon iron pillars of the same size and pattern.
Take a Turkey that is very fat, and being pul'd and drest, Lard him with long pieces of Lard, first wholed in seasoning of Salt, Pepper, Nutmegs, Cloves and Mace, then take one piece of Lard whole in the seasoning, put it into the belly with a sprig of Rosemary and Bayes, sow it very close in a clean cloth, and let it lye all night covered with White-Wine, let it be put into a pot with the same Liquor, and no more, let it be close stopped, then hang it over a very soft and gentle fire, there to continue six houres in a simpering boyle, when it is cold, take it out of the cloth, not before, put it in a Pye-plate, and stick it full of Rosemary and Bayes, so serve it up with Mustard and Sugar, they are wont to lay it on a napkin folded square, and lay it corner wise.
Sometimes only a sudden flinging of moist earth upon the fire saves it from blazing up into the flax, and sometimes one careless second's oversight loses the whole,--flax, spruce-bough house, all, in a light blaze, and gone in a breath.
They go about, loud and boisterous, with a wholehearted and cheerful indifference to other people's feelings, treading on the toes of their neighbor and shoving him off the pavement, and always with an eye wide open for any adventure.
To the other side, some say that ladies who are used to hourly admiration cannot endure the passing of a man who seems to admire not quite wholeheartedly.
No doubt he'd done it with his usual wholeheartedness; he'd earned his toys.
These two events were, by the subreasoning faculty, compounded into one, according to the established rule--that things which agree in their parts, also correspond as to the whole;--hence the Pope's visit, was changed into a visit made to me.
I make thee whole.--Here as elsewhere Hecuba fluctuates between fidelity to the oldest and most instinctive religion, and a rejection of all Gods.
To render the composition distinct in its parts, and striking on the whole,"--Ib.,
But the habitatations," says our traveller, "present generally an indiscriminate mass of ruins; they were originally erected in haste, and being often cemented with mud instead of mortar, the rains of autumn, penetrating between the outer and inner faces of the walls, swell the earth, and soon effect the ruin of the whole"--it must be confessed, but sorry structures for the triple fires of an enemy.
The anathemas of posterity will alight upon the heads, not of those who have made a brave effort to better the evils that surround them, but of those who by their supineness helped to ensure such failure, or by their active opposition paralysed the efforts and discouraged the hearts of those who, but for them, might either have wholely succeeded in accomplishing what all admit to be so desirable, or might at least have been far nearer reaching their goal than was possible owing to the dog-in-the-manger obstructions of those who had neither the heart to help, nor the brains to devise, nor the courage to execute, what others might have dared and done!
Better bread would, in my opinion, result from the use of a very fine wholemeal flour such as the "Nu-Era," and the omission of salt.
In contemplation and enjoyment there are unity and wholeness; but in thinking, never.
To make it a whole,--not to the eye, but to the mind.
I was vexed and mortified, and had fully decided to throw up the whole,--on such hairs do things hang,--when, suddenly turning a corner, my bridle-reins became entangled in the snaffle of another rider.
I do not know but they interest me more than the Maples, they are so widely and equally dispersed throughout the forest; they are so hardy, a nobler tree on the whole;--our chief November flower, abiding the approach of winter with us, imparting warmth to early November prospects.
Why, Rachel, dear, if the fellow were to breathe a sigh of hesitation, he would deserve to be a beggar with more holes than wholes in his gabardine, and too poor even to possess a wallet to carry his bones and crumbs.
we-we-ll--upon the whole'--said the man--'I--I--think I'll let you off, if you'll never set foot here again.'
In the Numbers of the Spectator for December 28 and 29 Estcourt had advertised that he would on the 1st of January open the Bumper Tavern in James's Street, Westminster, and had laid in neat natural wines, fresh and in perfection; being bought by Brooke and Hellier, by whom the said Tavern will from time to time be supplied with the best growths that shall be imported; to be sold by wholesale as well as retail, with the utmost fidelity by his old servant, trusty Anthony, who has so often adorned both the theatres in England and Ireland; and as he is a person altogether unknowing in the wine trade, it cannot be doubted but that he will deliver the wine in the same natural purity that he receives it from the said merchants; and on these assurances he hopes that all his friends and acquaintance will become his customers, desiring a continuance of their favours no longer than they shall find themselves well served.
You surely wish us to hang and drown ourselves by wholesale.--Ibid.
"And I suppose that, in his big-hearted, wholesaler's way, he wouldn't mind making a bag of the lot of us tonight."
"Sometimes I bought it at auction, or at sheriff's sales; sometimes of private parties; sometimes of manufacturers and wholesalers."
St. Clair is defeated--routed,--the officers nearly all killed--the men by wholesale,--the rout complete,--too shocking to think of,--and a surprise into the bargain!"
Analysis, the key to profits in wholesaling and jobbing.
It would seem, then, since this living cement which is diffused through nature, binding all things in one, so that no part can be contemplated that does not, of necessity, even though unconsciously to us, act on the mind with reference to the whole,--since this, as we find, cannot be transferred to any copy of the actual, it must needs follow, if we would imitate Nature in its true effects, that recourse must be had to another, though similar principle, which shall so pervade our production as to satisfy the mind with an efficient equivalent.
I have no words with which to express my admiration for the wisdom and learning and literary excellence of the "Reflections on the French Revolution" as a whole,--so luminous in statement, so accurate in the exposure of sophistries, so full of inspired intuitions, so Christian in its tone.
I must confess I am not perfum'd as you are, to stifle Stinks you commonly have by Nature; but I have wholesom, cleanly Linen on; and for my Habit wore I but a Sword, I see no difference between your Don and me, only, perhaps, he knows less how to use it.