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The Magnitude Of Racing In America
PERHAPS America, especially the United States, gives a greater chance for yacht racing than any other country in the world.
International Sonder Class Of Germany, Spain, And The United States
THE Sonder, or Special Class, as it is called, is for many reasons the most remarkable small racing class that we have.
Propagation Of Roses
IN this chapter it is aimed to give the reader such general information as will enable him to comprehend the main principles of the propagation of the rose.
Roses - Best Varieties With Their Characteristics
THE rose has been the Queen of Beauty among flowers as far back as records go. Down the ages she has held her position unchallenged. India, Persia, China, Japan, Greece, Italy, and the rest of Europe all pay her homage in verse and story.
Roses - Schedule Of Points For Judging Outdoor Roses
Any new rose which is to receive an award as a new variety must have filed with the Society under whose auspices it competes, a certified pedigree if same is known, or certificate giving as many facts as' possible with relation to its origin if the entire pedigree is unknown.
Roses - New Introductions And Special Classes
IT is better to keep new roses entirely separate from the main lists of varieties which have been thoroughly tested. Occasionally a new rose shows enough value to stamp it at once as worth while, but the vast majority are worthless.
Roses - Climbers
UNFORTUNATELY there is not at this time any hardy climbing rose which blooms through spring, summer and autumn with great reliability. The so-called hardy ever-blooming climbers have been tested with-out success.
Roses - Pruning Climbers
About the last of July or the first of August, when the blooming season is over, it is, well to cut out some of the oldest and weakest canes; this gives new wood a better opportunity to develop and it becomes the flowering wood of the following season.
Roses - Location And Preparation
EVERY one cannot have an ideal location for roses, yet given enough sunlight it is astonishing what fine results may be obtained in a small bed bordering on a path or road should no lawn space be available.
Roses - Ordering
HAVING gone carefully over the chapter on Varieties and considered the lists of roses, the reader will be ready to order his plants. It is believed that the suggestions hereinafter given will aid in avoiding many of the errors and disappointments usually connected with this necessary work.
Roses - Planting
In moving roses it is best to take the earth with them as much as possible.
Roses - Pruning
In all pruning remember the working rule and so accomplish the purpose; the fewer buds the more sap they will receive, and the more buds the smaller amount of sap each one will get, and also that the buds near the base may not break.
Roses - Cultivation
IF the directions given in this book for location, preparation of bed, ordering, planting and pruning have been followed, the really hard work is over and the most pleasant part is ahead. The actual culture of the rose is very easy and agreeable.
Roses - Recipes For The Diseases Of Roses
Below are extracts from the best-known authorities, giving their recipes for mildew, black spot, rust, etc.
Roses - Some General Information And Hints On Hybridization
For those who wish to grow roses for exhibition, the method has generally been to bud in August and cut the flowers in the following spring from the budded growth, as the first or maiden bloom on such plants is usually finer than that on two- and three year-old bushes.
his is the first novel written by Cooper-a story of English rural life, on the model in vogue at the time, but strange to the romance-readers of the present.
The Spy
In writing The Spy, his second novel, Cooper was influenced by a wish to set himself right with his critics. His first book had been criticized severely because he drew his scenes and characters from abroad and wrote in what was thought to be an unpatriotic vein.
The Pioneers, Or, The Sources Of The Susquehanna
A tale of the early settlement of Otsego County, New York, ten years after the close of the Revolution.
The Pilot
Falconer's poem entitled The Shipwreck (1760) is the first literary attempt to describe life at sea and to paint, as it were, the career of a ship as an entity almost endowed with the attributes of a living creature.
Lionel Lincoln, Or, The Leaguer Of Boston
This melodramatic tale was a great favorite in its day, and formed the foundation of a play called The Leaguer of Boston.
The Last Of The Mohicans
Cooper's Leather-Stocking Tales are today the most widely read of all his works.
The Red Rover
There are few, if any, sea-stories of which the scene is so entirely acted on the water as is that of The Red Rover.
The Prairie
This, the fifth and final volume of the Leather-Stocking Tales, closes the career of Natty Bumppo, variously known in the other novels as Hawk Eye, Deerslayer, Pathfinder, etc.
The Wept Of Wish-Ton-Wish
The story takes its title from the inscription on the tombstone covering the remains of those who fell in the defense, against an attack of Indians, of Wish-Ton-Wish, an early settlement on the Connecticut River, above Hartford.
The Water Witch
This romance was written mostly in Rome, was first published in Dresden, and the same year was republished in New York. It is the most romantic of the author's sea-tales.
The Bravo
The scene of this story is Venice in the days of the doges.
The Heidenmauer - Or, The Benedictines
Durkheim, now a busy town among the vineyards of the Haardt Mountains, in the region of the Rhine, was once the residence of the Princes of Leiningen-Hartenburg, the remains of whose castle are still extant.
The Headsman - Or, The Abbaye Des Vignerons
The principal scenes of this tale are Lake Leman, now generally called the Lake of Geneva, and the Hospice of St. Bernard, on the Great St. Bernard Pass.
The Monikins
This story, a satire on the party politics of the day, in which political and social questions are discussed by monkeys, or manikins, was the subject of much adverse comment in the newspapers of the time, but contains little to interest the reader of the present.
Homeward Bound And Home As Found
These two books form one continuous novel, and might properly be called Eve Effingham, under which name, indeed, the second part was published in England.
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