The Gardeners' Chronicle: A Weekly Illustrated Journal of Horticulture and Allied Subjects, 第 23 巻

Gardeners Chronicle, 1885


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156 ページ - The eternal regions. Lowly reverent Towards either throne they bow, and to the ground With solemn adoration down they cast Their crowns inwove with amarant and gold ; Immortal amarant, a flower which once In Paradise, fast by the tree of life, Began to bloom...
342 ページ - WHEN a daffadill I see, Hanging down his head t'wards me ; Guesse I may, what I must be : First, I shall decline my head ; Secondly, I shall be dead ; Lastly, safely buryed.
239 ページ - I found the temperature of the trickling mud — for it was little else in this bog —to be 91° Fahr. Mounting high above the rivulet the scenery became much harsher. Vegetation only grew in dwarfed patches as we passed the altitude of 13,000 feet, and the ground was covered with boulders, more or less big, apparently lying in utter confusion, and without any definite direction. They were not very difficult to climb over, and even seemed to act as irregular stone stops upwards.
239 ページ - ... if it were possible for any one to reach the summit, owing to the want of foothold. The snow varied very much in quantity on Kimawenzi. Sometimes the whole peak would be covered down to the parent ridge, with only the precipitous rocks peeping blackly through the mantle of white.
239 ページ - After some four hours' walking from their camp they crossed the long ridge that marked the southern flank of Kimawenzi, and began to descend the eastern slope of the mountain. Soon they emerged on a kind of heath-like country, and then looked forth on a splendid view stretching from Mwika to the mountains of Bura and Ukambani (the Kiulu range), with Jipe on one hand and the River Tzavo on the other. After some enjoyable excursions from his settlement at Taveita, finding that his funds would not support...
239 ページ - ... men's health, and he feared that a longer delay might render them quite unfitted to carry burdens. He intended, however, to make his return journey entirely through a new and hitherto untraversed country, and this project somewhat consoled him for leaving the summit of Kilimanjaro still unconquered. Their downward journey, part of the way through trackless bush and dense dank forest, was not without adventure and some reward in scenery of great beauty. The average elevation of this country was...
86 ページ - The residue of his real ond personal estate is to be held upon trust to apply the same in preparing and publishing botanical works, or in the purchase of books or specimens for the botanical establishment at Kew ; or in such other manner as his trustees may consider best for the promotion of botanical science.
178 ページ - ... Chatterton, Curtis, Dines, C. Harding, Munro, Scott, and Captain Wilson-Barker. Exhibition. — The fact that the year under review was the sixtieth year of Her Majesty's reign, induced the Council to hold an exhibition illustrative of "Meteorological Instruments in use in 1837 and in 1897." By the kind permission of the President and Council of the Institution of Civil Engineers, this was held in the Library of the Institution from March 16 to 19, both inclusive. The exhibits of instruments...
239 ページ - ... made a rapid journey to the coast by way of Pare, Usambara, and the Rufu river to Pangani. At Zanzibar, finding there were no fresh funds to enable him to return to Kilimanjaro, he paid off the last of his faithful followers, many of whom had accompanied Thomson on his great journey, and took his passage on the British India steamer to Suez in quite a sulky frame of mind, as sorry to leave his beautiful mountain as many people are to quit England. ! Travelling overland from Suez, he arrived in...
239 ページ - To do this it would be necessary to sleep on the way. He had, therefore, to induce a few followers to accompany him to carry impedimenta. Starting at 9, he walked upwards, with few stoppages, until 1.30. At first they crossed grassy undulating hillocks, the road being fairly easy. Then they entered a heathy tract, scorched and burnt with recent bush-fires; but higher up, where the blaze had not reached, the vegetation was fairly abundant and green. Small pink gladioli studded the ground in numbers....