The Companion for the Kitchen Garden; History of Cultivated Vegetables; Comprising Their Botanical, Medicinal, Edible and Chemical Qualities; Natural

The Companion for the Kitchen Garden; History of Cultivated Vegetables; Comprising Their Botanical, Medicinal, Edible and Chemical Qualities; Natural

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...the loops into each other without a knot; yet these people had not the least idea of forming a covering, even to protect themselves from the inclemency of the weather, and were so barbarously ignorant as not to have the least knowledge of the art of cultivating plants or fruits of any description. ' ' The making and use of linen cloth ap pears to have been invented previously to the Deluge, as we read that Noah slept in a tent. Egypt, which appears to be the country that Ham, the second son of Noah, resorted to, from its being called in Scripture, the Land of Ham, soon became the garden of the East, and the seat of arts. " Israel also came into Egypt, and Jacob sojourned in the Land of Ham."l"-_ Ham is supposed to have led a pastoral life, but his son Misraim, who is mentioned Gen. c. ix. v. 21 1" Psalm cv. v. 23. in profane history by the appellation of Menes, assumed the style of king, and built the town of Memphis. His wife Isis, whom some suppose to be the same as Io, is said to have taught the art of agriculture, and employed herself diligently in cultivating the earth, for which she was deified, and the worship of Isis became universal in Egypt. The priests of this goddess were clothed in linen garments. About 300 years after the flood, Abram and his family went into Egypt to avoid the famine; and on their return the following year, the book of Genesis notices, that Lot, the nephew of Abram, had flocks and herds, and tents. Pharaoh arrayed Joseph in vestures of fine linen; and when Moses called down the plague of hail upon Egypt, it destroyed the flax. _ " And the flax and the barley was smitten; for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled." That the art of weaving had attained a...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236814673
  • 9781236814678