Literary life and select works of Benjamin Stillingfleet [ed. by W. Coxe]. by Benjamin StillingfleetLiterary life and select works of Benjamin Stillingfleet [ed. by W. Coxe]. by Benjamin Stillingfleet

Literary life and select works of Benjamin Stillingfleet [ed. by W. Coxe].

byBenjamin Stillingfleet

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Ce livre historique peut contenir de nombreuses coquilles et du texte manquant. Les acheteurs peuvent généralement télécharger une copie gratuite scannée du livre original (sans les coquilles) auprès de l'éditeur. Non référencé. Non illustré. 1811 edition. Extrait: ... in the garden. I have marked the month and day all along on the side of the page; not meaning that any one should thence imagine that the flowers will return every year on the same day and month, but with intent to set forth the calendar of that individual year, and that it might appear with what diligence and circumspection it was made. In order to distinguish the cultivated plants from the wild, I have used Italicks for the first, and have marked tiie plants which appear to be most prognostic by smail capitals. I have besides thought fit to dispose them all into months, according to a division the aptest I could contrive; but I did not think it necessary to form equal months, as my design was not to determine days, but chiefly, and indeed only, the greater or lesser acceleration of summer. Having so accurately observed the flowers,. I thought fit to add the time at which the animal kingdom undergoes certain alterations, such as when birds of passage come and go; when birds of every kind lay, or hatch, or moult; when several kinds of fishes celebrate their nuptials near the sea-shore, when it is sowing time, when grain flowers, ripens, &c. By the help of such observations we may at last know what is to be done, or observed, every day, by the flowering of plants. But much time is required to bring this to perfection; and he who observes, must, if he means to do any thing to the purpose, live in the country, where it is much easier to see every thing that presents itself. If the gentlemen of our own or other countries took delight in such observations, they might amuse themselves very agreeably, by giving up some of their time to things of this kind; and I am most certainly persuaded,...
Title:Literary life and select works of Benjamin Stillingfleet [ed. by W. Coxe].Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:October 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217507344

ISBN - 13:9780217507349