English Botanist Quotes
A Christian minister is a person who in a peculiar sense is not his own; he is the servant of God, and therefore ought to be wholly devoted to Him.
Fifty years ago Geology was in its infancy; there were but few who cultivated it as a Science...If an unfortunate lover of nature was seen hammering in a stone quarry, he was generally supposed to be slightly demented.
Peter Bellinger Brodie
I have never regretted our foolhardiness. Of course, we made mistakes, endless mistakes, but at least they were our own, just as the garden was our own.
The vegetable world presents an almost infinite variety of objects, calculated not only to supply our numerous wants, but to gratify the senses, to delight the most refined taste, and to elevate the mind to the God of Nature.
Henry Phillips (horticulturist)
Quote of the day
In the decline of the day, near Kentucky river, as we ascended the brow of a small hill, a number of Indians rushed out of a thick cane-brake upon us, and made us prisoners.
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Remarkable Last Words (or Near-Last Words)
Philip James Bailey
Letitia Elizabeth Landon