Vegetable Substances Used for the Food of Man

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C. Knight, 1832 - Food - 396 pages

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Page 341 - As when to them who sail Beyond the Cape of Hope, and now are past Mozambic, off at sea north-east winds blow Sabean odours from the spicy shore Of Araby the Blest; with, such delay Well pleased they slack their course, and many a league Cheer'd with the grateful smell old Ocean smiles...
Page 194 - tis, to cast one's eyes so low ! The crows, and choughs, that wing the midway air. Shew scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire ; dreadful trade ! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice ; and yon...
Page 338 - So very exciting to the nervous system in many individuals, is this Fungus, that the effects are often very ludicrous. If a person under its influence wishes to step over a straw or small stick, he takes a stride or a jump sufficient to clear the trunk of a tree ; a talkative person cannot keep silence or secrets ; and one fond of music is perpetually singing.
Page 85 - In those countries where the labouring classes have the fewest wants, and are contented with the cheapest food, the people are exposed to the greatest vicissitudes and miseries.
Page 57 - Two of our young hunters, having killed a deer, made a fire in the woods to broil some parts of it. When they were about to satisfy their hunger, they beheld a beautiful young woman descend from the clouds, and seat herself on that hill, which you see yonder among the blue mountains. They said to each other, it is a spirit that has smelled our broiling venison, and wishes to eat of it; let us offer some to her.
Page 337 - Derecona, and are very abundant in some seasons, and scarce in others. They are collected in the hottest months, and hung up by a string in the air to dry : some dry of themselves on the ground, and are said to be far more narcotic than those artificially preserved. Small deep-coloured specimens, thickly covered with warts, are also said to be more powerful than those of a larger size and paler colour.
Page 375 - Company, in the early part of the seventeenth century ; but it was not until the year 1666 that a small quantity was brought over from Holland to this country by the Lords Arlington and Ossory...
Page 198 - Lord Townshend, and a few neighbouring land-owners — which were ere long happily imitated by others. Since these improvements were effected, rents have risen in that county from one or two shillings to fifteen or twenty shillings per acre ; a country of sheep-walks and rabbit-warrens has been rendered highly productive; and, by dint of management, what was thus gained has been preserved and improved even to the present moment. Some of the finest corn...
Page 111 - ... or Indian corn ; but, observing the advantage it affords their neighbours, the older inhabitants, they by degrees get more and more into the practice of raising it ; and the face of the country shows, from time to time, that the culture of that grain goes on visibly augmenting.
Page 294 - ... was an ingredient in two very old Scotch dishes, " Cock a leekie," a great favourite with James I. ; and in the famed " Haggies." The leeks which are cultivated in the colder parts of the Highlands of Scotland, and in Wales, are more pungent than those of England. Worlidge observes of Wales, " I have seen the greater part of a garden there stored with leeks, and part of the remainder with onions and garlic.

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