Botanical Rambles by Charles Alexander JohnsBotanical Rambles by Charles Alexander Johns

Botanical Rambles

byCharles Alexander Johns

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1846 Excerpt: ... Fair Morn ascends; fresh Zephyr's breath Blows liberal o'er yon bloomy heath, Where, sown profusely, herb and flower, Of balmy smell, of healing power, Their souls in fragrant dews exhale, And breathe fresh life in ev'ry gale. Here spreads a green expanse of plains, Where, sweetly pensive, Silence reigns; And there, at utmost stretch of eye, A mountain fades into the sky; While winding round, diffused and deep, A river rolls with sounding sweep; Of human heart no traces near, I seem alone with Nature here. Oh! thou most courted, most despised, And but in absence duly prized, These are thy walks, oh, sacred Health! The monarch's bliss, the beggar's wealth; The seasoning of all good below, The sovereign friend in joy or woe. Mallet. Here we are on the open heath, with nothing interposed between us and the clear blue sky above and around us; the fresh breeze laden with health sweeping by, and carrying away with it all our fears lest our long walk should over-fatigue us, all recollection that our ramble must terminate with the setting sun. This is a place where it is indeed a luxury to spend an hour in idleness, to lie down upon the matted heath and moss, and give one's self up to whatever thoughts may arise; and it is a place, I think, where a well-trained mind could scarcely fix on an unprofitable subject for meditation. Every object within sight, whether animate or otherwise, seems as if no mortal eye had lighted on it since it came from the hands of its Creator; and hence He appears to be here more indubitably present than elsewhere. This cannot be so in reality, for if God were not with us at all times, and in all places, we could not continue to exist: but yet it can do no harm to think so; rather the contrary, and for this reason, that, if the impression...
Title:Botanical RamblesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217448127

ISBN - 13:9780217448123