Memorials of John Bartram and Humphry Marshall

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Lindsay & Blakiston, 1849 - 585 pages
 

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Page 50 - Slave to no sect, who takes no private road, But looks through nature up to nature's God...
Page 89 - One thing I must desire of thee, and do insist that thee oblige me therein : that thou make up that drugget clothes, to go to Virginia in, and not appear to disgrace thyself or me ; for though I should not esteem thee the less, to come to me in what dress thou will, — yet these Virginians are a very gentle, well-dressed people — and look, perhaps, more at a man's outside than his inside. For these and other reasons, pray go very clean, neat, and handsomely dressed, to Virginia.
Page 302 - Killileagh, in Ireland; took his degree at Montpellier ; settled in London, in 1684 ; and became a fellow of the college, and a member of the Royal Society. In 1687 he went to Jamaica, as physician to the duke of Albemarle ; and, during the fifteen months that he remained there, he made a valuable collection of objects of natural history. After his return to London, he acquired great reputation, and an ample fortune. He was secretary, and, on the SMELL) E, WILLIAM, an able practi.
Page 114 - One thing I forgot to mention before, and what very much surprises me, to find thee, who art a philosopher, prouder than I am. My cap, it is true, had a small hole or two on the border; but the lining was new. Instead of giving it away, I wish thee had sent it me back again. It would have served me two or three years, to have worn in the country, in rainy weather.
Page 52 - ... housewifery. I scarcely know how to trace my steps in the botanical career; they appear to me now like unto a dream: but thee mayest rely on what I shall relate, though I know that some of our friends have laughed at it.
Page 53 - What a shame, said my mind, or something that inspired my mind, that thee shouldst have employed so many years in tilling the earth, and destroying so many flowers and plants, without being acquainted with their structures and their uses ! This seeming inspiration suddenly awakened my curiosity, for these were not thoughts to which I had been accustomed.
Page 45 - He made the return voyage home with him, and gives this record of his impressions of his character, which is fully in unison with the manner of his book : — " St. John was by nature, by education, and by his writings a philanthropist; a man of serene temper, and pure benevolence. The milk of human kindness circulated in every vein. Of manners unassuming ; prompt to serve, slow to censure ; intelligent, beloved, and highly worthy of the esteem and respect he everywhere received.
Page 53 - ... of that portion of it which is the only wealth of the American farmer. However her prudent caution did not discourage me; I thought about it continually, at supper, in bed, and wherever I went.
Page 104 - The first part may be got, perhaps, secondhand ; but the others are not yet to be expected. Now I shall be so friendly to tell thee, I think this is too much to lay out. Besides, now thee has got PARKINSON and MILLER, I would not have thee 19* 222 Darlington's Memorials of Bartram.
Page 52 - on the banks of the Schuylkill; appeareth to " me very strange." Not in the least, dear Sir; you are the first man whose name as a botanist hath done honour to America; it is very natural at the same time to imagine, that so extensive a continent must contain many curious plants and trees: is it then surprising to see a princess, fond of useful knowledge, descend sometimes from the throne, to walk in the gardens of Linnasus?

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