Chambers's Encyclopaedia; A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People Volume 2

Chambers's Encyclopaedia; A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... fashion. The only fair--the only true account of any religion, is that which enables the reader to conceive how human beings may have come to believe it and live by it. It is this object that has been chiefly kept in view in the preceding meagre sketch of a vast subject. Those who wish to pursue it further are referred to Spence Hardy's Manual of Buddhism (Lond. 1853), consisting chiefly of translations from the sacred books used in Ceylon; and to an admirable digest of all that is now known of the subject, by J. Barthelemy Saint-Hilaire, entitled Le Bouddha et sa Religion (The Buddha and his Religion. Paris, 1860). BUDDING, sometimes called Inoculation, is an operation analogous to Grafting (q. v.), or indeed may be regarded as merely a particular mode of grafting, in which a leaf-bud is used as a graft instead of a young shoot. It is generally preferred for trees which are apt to throw out much gum when wounded, as the plum, cherry, peach, apricot, and stone-fruits in general, also for roses and many other flowering shrubs. The time for it is when the bud is perfectly formed, about or a little after midsummer. The subjoined cut represents the various parts in budding: a is the bud cut out, with a shield of bark attached to it; 6, the stem, with a slit in the bark to receive the shield attached to the bud; c, the bud inserted and the leaf cut away. The bud to be employed is taken, by means of a sharp knife, from the branch on which it has grown--generally a branch of the former year--a small portion of the bark and young wood being taken with it, extending to about naif an inch above and three-quarters of an inch below the bud. The woody part is then separated from the bark and bud; but care is to be taken that the bud itself is not injured, more

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  • Paperback | 928 pages
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236580109
  • 9781236580108