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" ... old distich, said to be inscribed on a poplar plank, — ' Though heart of oak be e'er so stout, Keep me dry, and I'll see him out,' may be considered as strictly correct"* •Loudon, Vol. "
Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain ... - Page 1635
by John Claudius Loudon - 1838 - 2693 pages
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 50

1837
...unexposed to the atmosphere or to water, will hold out remarkably well : witness the old distich — " Though heart of oak be e'er so stout, Keep me dry, and I'll see him out." But the citizen ought to love the poplar, for the poplar loves the citizen. It has...
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The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural & Domestic Improvement

Gardening - 1831
...purposes it is, however, said to be excellent. Hence the following couplet appertaining to it : — " Though heart of oak be e'er so stout, Keep me dry, and I'll see him out." We believe we have been told that poplar wood, moreover, ignites very slowly; and...
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The Gardener's Magazine, and Register of Rural & Domestic Improvement, Volume 7

Gardening - 1831
...purposes it is, however, said to be excellent. Hence the following couplet appertaining to it : — " Though heart of oak be e'er so stout, Keep me dry, and I'll see him out." We believe we have been told that poplar wood, moreover, ignites very slowly ; and...
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The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural & Domestic Improvement

Agriculture - 1832
...purposes it is, however, said to be excellent. Hence the following couplet appertaining to it : — ' Though heart of oak be e'er so stout, Keep me dry, and I'll see him out.' " I cannot speak from experience of the timber, but have always heard it represented...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1842
...it proves durable, and hence the old adage, said to have been inscribed on a plank of poplar . — Though heart of oak be e'er so stout, Keep me dry, and I'll see him out. The leaves, young shoots, andbuds of all the species, are given as fodder to cattle...
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A Report on the Trees and Shrubs Growing Naturally in the Forests ..., Volume 1

George Barrell Emerson - Plants - 1846 - 547 pages
...catches fire, and the slowness with which it burns. In these respects, it is the very reverse of pine. Poplar, like other soft woods, is generally considered...Though heart of oak be e'er so stout, Keep me dry, and I'll see him out,' may be considered as strictly correct"* •Loudon, Vol. Ill, p. 1637. Insects on...
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Visitor: Or Monthly Instructor

1849
...requires to be seasoned two or three years. He considers the old * Penny Magazine. distich quite correct, said to be inscribed on a poplar plank : " Though heart of oak be e'er so stout, Keep me dry, and I'll žee him out.'1 In January, 1756, my grandfather, William Sheppard, composed some lines, which...
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A Report on the Trees and Shrubs Growing Naturally in the Forests ..., Volume 1

George Barrell Emerson - Shrubs - 1875 - 624 pages
...catches fire and the slowness with which it burns. / Li these respects, it is the very reverse of pine. Poplar, like other soft woods, is generally considered...inscribed on a poplar plank, — ' Though heart of onk be e'er so stout, Keep me dry, and I'll gee him out,' may be considered as strictly correct." 1...
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Pines, oaks, beech, chestnut, hazels, horn-beams, walnuts, hickories ...

George Barrell Emerson - Shrubs - 1878 - 624 pages
...catches fire and the slowness with which it burns. In these respects, it is the very reverse of pine. Poplar, like other soft woods, is generally considered...old distich, said to be inscribed on a poplar plank, — 1 Though heart of onk be e'er so stout, Keep me dry, and I'll see him out,' may be considered as...
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The Trees of Northeastern America

Charles Stedman Newhall - Trees - 1890 - 250 pages
...; but an old couplet, said to have been found inscribed on a poplar plank, teaches differently : " Though ' heart of Oak ' be e'er so stout, Keep me dry, and I 'II see him out." Fig. 46. — Downy-leaved Poplar, River Cottonwood, Swamp Cottonwood. P. heteropJiylla,...
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