Be that as it may, a change in his position making him conscious of a bar of light across his face, he looked up; and when he saw the glass his face flushed, and his right hand pushed the herbs
He had inherited from his mother some acquaintance with medicinal herbs
and their preparation--a little store of wisdom which she had imparted to him as a solemn bequest--but of late years he had had doubts about the lawfulness of applying this knowledge, believing that herbs
could have no efficacy without prayer, and that prayer might suffice without herbs
; so that the inherited delight he had in wandering in the fields in search of foxglove and dandelion and coltsfoot, began to wear to him the character of a temptation.
Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet, With charm of earliest Birds; pleasant the Sun When first on this delightful Land he spreads His orient Beams, on herb
, tree, fruit, and flour, Glistring with dew; fragrant the fertil earth After soft showers; and sweet the coming on Of grateful Eevning milde, then silent Night With this her solemn Bird and this fair Moon, And these the Gemms of Heav'n, her starrie train: But neither breath of Morn when she ascends With charm of earliest Birds, nor rising Sun On this delightful land, nor herb
, fruit, floure, Glistring with dew, nor fragrance after showers, Nor grateful Evening mild, nor silent Night With this her solemn Bird, nor walk by Moon, Or glittering Starr-light without thee is sweet.
She also sold herbs
, and rosemary tea, and rabbit-tobacco (which is what WE call lavender).
I do not say, Sancho," replied Don Quixote, "that it is imperative on knights-errant not to eat anything else but the fruits thou speakest of; only that their more usual diet must be those, and certain herbs
they found in the fields which they knew and I know too.
MONTGOMERY interrupted my tangle of mystification and suspicion about one o'clock, and his grotesque attendant followed him with a tray bearing bread, some herbs
and other eatables, a flask of whiskey, a jug of water, and three glasses and knives.
There were large bottles filled with serpents, ticketed according to their species; dried lizards shone like emeralds set in great squares of black wood, and bunches of wild odoriferous herbs
, doubtless possessed of virtues unknown to common men, were fastened to the ceiling and hung down in the corners of the apartment.
The second was the man's conventional abode, or rather sleeping-place; it contained a few poor articles of household furniture -- a bed, a table, two chairs, a stone pitcher -- and some dry herbs
, hung up to the ceiling, which the count recognized as sweet pease, and of which the good man was preserving the seeds; he had labelled them with as much care as if he had been master botanist in the Jardin des Plantes.
Their chief subsistence is derived from the salmon and other fish which abound in the Columbia and its tributary streams, aided by roots and herbs
, especially the wappatoo, which is found on the islands of the river.
The egregious rustic put to death A bull by stopping of its breath: Disposed the carcass in a shed With fragrant herbs
and branches spread.
A man's nature, runs either to herbs
or weeds; therefore let him seasonably water the one, and destroy the other.
These people had a little window at the back of their house from which a splendid garden could be seen, which was full of the most beautiful flowers and herbs
He studied the science of herbs
, the science of unguents; he became an expert in fevers and in contusions, in sprains and abcesses.
Having in this way secured three new recipes, four magical powders and a selection of herbs
of wonderful power and potency, she hobbled home as fast as she could, in order to test her new sorceries.
A BIRDCATCHER was about to sit down to a dinner of herbs
when a friend unexpectedly came in.