A Dictionary of English Plant-names, Part 1

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For the English dialect society, Trübner & Company, 1886 - Plant names, Popular - 618 pages

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Page 144 - Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples, That liberal shepherds give a grosser name, But our cold maids do dead men's fingers call them...
Page 255 - The leaf was darkish, and had prickles on it, But in another country, as he said, Bore a bright golden flower, but not in this soil: Unknown, and like esteemed, and the dull swain Treads on it daily with his clouted shoon; And yet more med'cinal is it than that Moly That Hermes once to wise Ulysses gave.
Page 203 - Gethsemane,' is said to have been growing at the foot of the cross, and to have received some drops of blood on its leaves. Hence the dark stains by which they have ever since been marked ; just as
Page 254 - Their oaten pipes blew wondrous shrill. The hemlock small blew clear; And louder notes from hemlock large, And bog-reed, struck the ear; But solemn sounds, or sober thoughts, The Fairies cannot bear.
Page xxvi - ON THE POPULAR NAMES OF BRITISH PLANTS. Being an Explanation of the Origin and Meaning of the names of our indigenous and most commonly cultivated species.
Page 50 - When the blewart bears a pearl, And the daisy turns a pea, And the bonnie lucken gowan Has fauldit up...
Page 98 - The sitting down, when school was o'er, Upon the threshold of the door, Picking from mallows, sport to please, Each crumpled seed he...
Page 204 - Kapvo<f>v\\ov, and referring to the spicy odour of the flower, which seems to have been used in flavouring wines to replace the more costly clove of India. The name was originally given in Italy to plants of the Pink tribe, especially the carnation, but has in England been transferred of late years to several cruciferous plants.

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