The Folk-lore of Plants

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D. Appleton, 1889 - 328 páginas
 

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Originally published in 1888. This book is very interesting. It lists recipes for remedies along with the folklore as to why it may work to cure a particular ailment. Leer comentario completo

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I got this book from the library and I am blown away! I love every part of this book, of course as you read the book it ages itself in its uses of "Savage" "Primitive" and "Negro." My personal favorite is the use of "Fetish" it is so eyeopening on much of history and fills in some holes you may have wanted to know about. I love the stories and how eye opening they are, even helping me understand my own latina heritage. 

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Página 65 - Hag. I last night lay all alone On the ground, to hear the mandrake groan; And plucked him up, though he grew full low ; "" / And as I had done the Cock did,crow. 4 Hag. And I ha...
Página 290 - Above the lowly plants it towers, The fennel, with its yellow flowers, And in an earlier age than ours Was gifted with the wondrous powers, Lost vision to restore. It gave new strength, and fearless mood ; And gladiators, fierce and rude, Mingled it in their daily food ; And he who battled and subdued, A wreath of fennel wore.
Página 19 - DR. PEREIRA'S ELEMENTS of MATERIA MEDICA and THERAPEUTICS, abridged and adapted for the use of Medical and Pharmaceutical Practitioners and Students ; and comprising all the Medicines of the British Pharmacopeia, with such others as are frequently ordered in Prescriptions or required by the Physician.
Página 250 - When daisies pied, and violets blue. And lady-smocks all silver white, And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue, Do paint the meadows with delight, The cuckoo then, on every tree.
Página 159 - With fairest flowers, Whilst summer lasts, and I live here, Fidele, I'll sweeten thy sad grave. Thou shalt not lack The flower, that's like thy face, pale primrose ; nor The azured harebell, like thy veins; no, nor The leaf of eglantine, whom not to slander, Out-sweetened not thy breath.
Página 134 - twas, but it express'd her fortune, And she died singing it : that song to-night Will not go from my mind ; I have much to do, But to go hang my head all at one side, And sing it like poor Barbara.
Página 186 - Then the pied wind-flowers and the tulip tall, And narcissi, the fairest among them all, Who gaze on their eyes in the stream's recess, Till they die of their own dear loveliness...
Página 161 - Come away, come away, death, And in sad cypress let me be laid ; Fly away, fly away, breath ; I am slain by a fair cruel maid. My shroud of white, stuck all with yew, O, prepare it ! My part of death, no one so true Did share it.
Página 120 - When daffodils begin to peer, With heigh ! the doxy over the dale, Why then comes in the sweet o' the year ; For the red blood reigns in the winter's pale. The white sheet bleaching on the hedge, With...
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