Flora of Middlesex, by H. Trimen and W.T.T. Dyer

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Page 371 - Herball, wherin are conteyned the names of Herbes in Greke, Latin, Englysh, Duch, Frenche, and in the Potecaries and Herbaries Latin, with the properties degrees and naturall places of the same, gathered and made by Wylliam Turner, Phisicion vnto the Duke of Somersettes Grace. Imprinted at London by Steven Mierdman.
Page 75 - ... with thick green succulent stems and reddish-orange balsam-like flowers dangling from slender stalks. Like the well-known American waterweed, this is a present to us from Brother Jonathan, but is now so thoroughly at home with us that none would suspect its exotic origin. " It almost certainly originated from the gardens of Albury Park, Surrey. A small stream, the Tillingbourne, flows through these gardens and runs into the Wey above Guildford, and this in time flows into the Thames a little...
Page xv - ... sand is well-marked, both by the sharp rise of the ground and by the water thrown out from these permeable beds by the underlying water-tight London Clay ; but the northern end of the outlier, in Bishop's Wood, is rather hidden. The sand spreads from the western end of Lord Mansfield's kitchengarden, on the road to Highgate, westward nearly to the high road at Child's Hill and southward to Rosslyn House. There are many pits on the heath, and they show light-coloured sands with thin layers of...
Page xix - ... which we are told was found with an elephant's tooth at Black Mary's, near Gray's Inn Lane, London. In a letter dated 1715, printed in Herne's edition of 'Leland's Collectanea,
Page 375 - He was much regretted, being, we are informed, ' no less eminent in the garrison for his valour and conduct as a soldier, than famous through the kingdom for his excellency as an herbalist snd physician.
Page vii - The object of this book is to give a complete and accurate catalogue of the plants which have at any time been recorded to grow in Middlesex, either as natives or in a more or less completely naturalized state ; to indicate the special localities where they have been found, and to trace the history of their discovery. The existence of many of these is attested only by records in scarce or littleknown books, or by the original specimens preserved in old collections.
Page xxviii - October, or sooner, if rain falls in quantity sufficient to soften the ground, as it is well known, that wherever a bullock makes a hole with his foot in this kind of soil, it holds water, and totally destroys every vestige of herbage, which is not quite replaced till several years after the hole is grown up.
Page xx - Wells, and the other from four .sjning-s near Ullen Farm, the westernmost of which springs is the real (ie the remotest) head of the river: both streams rise on the south-eastern slope of the Cotswolds, and form by their junction, about a mile from their respective sources, the river Churn (a name the element of which is embodied...
Page xxiv - Stow thus describes this locality : — "Old borne or Hilborne, breaking out about the place where now the Bars do stand, and it ran down the whole street till Oldborne Bridge, and into the river of the Wells or Turnemill Brook.
Page 12 - To which are now first added, a complete enumeration and description of all plants hitherto known, with...

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