Flora Domestica, Or, the Portable Flower-Garden: With Directions for the Treatment of Plants in Pots

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FLORA DOMESTICA, THE PORTABLE FLOWER-GARDEN DIRECTIONS FOR THE TWATRIENT OF -- PLANTS IN POTS ILLUSTRATIONS FROM TI-IE WORKS OF THE POETS. c HOW exquisitely sweet This zich display of fbwers, This airy wild of fragrance So lovcIy to the cyc, And to the sense so sweet. ANDREXS AAM. LONDON PRINTED. FOR TAYLOR nm HESSEY, 93, FLEET-STREET, AM11 13, CVATERLOO-PLACE, P.LL-MATJL 1829. FLORA DOMESTEA. TO SIR IVILLIAM KNIGHTON, BAlCL. sIn, I TAKE .the liberty of laying this Volume bcforc you, in humble acktlowledgment of the gm- titude and respect with which I rcrnain, SIR, Your humble and obedient Servant, THZ AUTI-IOR. LIST OF THE PLANTS DESCRIBED IN THIS .WORK . .......................................... A . Page Ad6nis 1 Africnn Lily .............. Agnpdnthus .............. 4 African ATarygold. sec Tagetcs . Agh-e. see Alw . Almond-tree ............ Amygdala ................ 5 Aloc .......................................... 6 Amaranth .............. Amadnthus .............. 14 AmaryIlis. see Star Lily . Andr6mcda ...................................... 18 Anemone ................ AnemGne ................ 19 Aatholyfzt ........................ ............. 24 Anthyllis ....................................... 25 Antirrhtnum ...................................... 26 ArborVit .............. Thhja .................. 27 Atrbutus ................... . .................. 28 Afrum .................. Cdla Ethibpica ............ 32 Asphodel ................ Asphbdelus .............. 33 Astcr ............................................ 35 Aficuba- Japbnica .................................. 37 AurIcula ............... Primula Auricula .......... 38 lea 43 ........................................... B . ................. ................. .................- .................. ................ ................ Balm Mellssa 44 Balm of Gilcad. sce Dragonshead . Balsam ZrnpCtiens 47 Basil Qtcymum 49 Bay ..................... Lalrns Nbbilis ........... 51 Belvedere. .............. Chenopbdium Scop5ria ...... 59 Ditter.vctch .............. Orobus .................. 60 Blood-wort .............. SanguinBria .............. 51 Box-tree ................ BCxus .................. 63 Urootn .................. Spdrtiurn ................ 65 Browhllia ......................................... 69 ... v111 LIST OF PLANTS . Cami.llia Jnp6nica ................................ 70 Canlphnuls ...................................... 71 Canal.- tuft .............. Ibkris .................... 73 Canterbury Bclls. we Campanula . Cardimine ...................................... 74 cardinal-flower .......... LobElia .................. 76 Catchfly ................ Sil6nc .................... 77 CBandine ................ Chelidbnium .............. 77 Cnt.aury ................ Centaurka ................ 82 .................. .................. Crcus CCUS 84 Ccrinthe ........................................ 86 Chdbnc ........................................ 87 China Rose, see Hibiscus . Chionhthus ...................... . ..... .., ...... 88 Chir6nia ........................................ 88 CltrpsBnthemum .............................. . 89 Cinedria ........................................ 91 Cistus .................... . ................. 92 Clkmatis ........................................ 93 ClEthra .......................................... 96 Cocks.comb. see Amaranth . C6lchicum ...................................... 96 C6lumbine .............. Aqulgia ................ 97 Colutka Fruthcenu ................................ 99 Conv6lrulus ............................., . .. 100 Cwe6psis ........................................ 103 Corn-flag ................ Gladi6lus ................ 104 Coronilla ........................................ 105 Cotyl6don ...................................... 106 Cowslip ................ Primula VCris ............ 107 - of Jerusalem ...... Pulmotliria ................ 110 Crinum ....

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Leigh Hunt was so prolific that, if his writing were ever collected, it would exceed 100 volumes of mostly unmemorable prose. He was so eccentric and socially visible that even Dickens's caricature of Hunt as the perennially cheerful Harold Skimpole in Bleak House is immediately recognizable. But his philosophy of cheer, however eccentric among such doleful writers of his generation as Coleridge and Byron, appealed to middle-class public taste, which accounts for his immense following. Educated, like Coleridge and Lamb, at Christ's Hospital, Hunt became a journalist, helping his brother John edit the weekly Examiner. As a result of the paper's liberal policy, they were both fined and imprisoned for two years for writing a libelous description of the Prince Regent on his birthday. Hunt turned his prison cell into a salon and enjoyed visits from Jeremy Bentham, Byron, Keats, Lamb, and Hazlitt. After his release, Hunt settled in Hampstead, London, a political martyr and a model of domesticity. His writing includes The Feast of the Poets (1814), a satire of contemporary writers; The Story of Rimini (1816), a saccharine Italianate romance; and Hero and Leander (1819). Young poets such as Keats found the sensual surfaces easy to imitate. But mostly Hunt wrote essays and edited dozens of short-lived magazines and journals, providing an insight into the literary life of London during this period.

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