Friends Intelligencer Volume 44

Friends Intelligencer Volume 44

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...rich and abundant at this time. In the South and West of our country this tree, according to Michaux, rises sometimes to one hundred feet, with a corresponding diameter. In Maine it is only a small tree, being checked in its growth by the severe Northern winters. It delights in the generous slopes of the Alleghenies, and is at home with the walnut, the elm, and the oak. An elegantavenue of elms forms the border of that portion of our road which leads us quite to our destination, York Harbor. I can say, as have many others, that scarce any other tree seems so beautiful and majestic. Its beauty is in contrast with the rugged grandeur of the oak. It makes no outward pretensions to strength. It bends to the breeze which the oak defies, and its greater gentleness is its strength, since it is seldom broken by the wind. It is the wayside tree of New England, and makes a splendid feature of the villages, having been cherished from the earliest period of the settlement here, as a landscape ornament having been always valued more than any other species. It is a drooping tree---almost as much so as the willow. The State of Maine abounds in elm trees of the parasol form, suggesting something of the outline of the palm. If its earlier life is in the dense forest, and then left without its companions in the meadows where it grew, it is all the more beautiful from absence of branches on its trunk and the development of a crown of lofty branches aloft in the air. These drop downward gradually and a most graceful domed tree is the result, --with a fringe of pendulous branches swaying gently to the breezes, fit guardian of the cottage home, and ornament for the broad park-like woodlands in which our country delights. It should be noted that the famous elms.show more

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  • Paperback | 740 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 38mm | 1,297g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236882660
  • 9781236882660