I have been so lucky as to find it, and am bringing it with me; but the heat of the sun is so great that the tender cabbage
threatens to grow soft, and I do not know if I shall be able to bring it any farther.
His golden dream was accomplished; he did, indeed, find an unlooked-for source of wealth, for, when his paternal lands were distributed into building lots and rented out to safe tenants, instead of producing a paltry crop of cabbages
they returned him an abundant crop of rent, insomuch that on quarter day it was a goodly sight to see his tenants knocking at the door from morning till night, each with a little round-bellied bag of money, a golden produce of the soil.
The mantelpieces are wide and high, and have not only time-pieces and cabbages
sculptured over the front, but a real time-piece, which makes a prodigious ticking, on the top in the middle, with a flower-pot containing a cabbage
standing on each extremity by way of outrider.
She would be considerably surprised if informed that he dined to-day on a sheepshead, a loaf, and three cabbages
, and is suspected of a leg of mutton.
They're cold and flabby, like cabbages
, in spite of their prettiness.
It may scare 'em to see your grand Throne Room, an' p'raps we'd better go into the back yard, Ozma, where the cabbages
grow an' the chickens are playing.
There was a pretty garden around the house, where blue trees and blue flowers grew in abundance and in one place were beds of blue cabbages
, blue carrots and blue lettuce, all of which were delicious to eat.
Mother called us, but we had paraded out into the garden, after our ball, and were having a concert, as we sat about on the cabbages
for green satin seats, so we did n't hear the call, and just as the company was going, a great noise arrested them on the doorstep, and round the corner of the house rattled Ned in full costume, wheeling Kitty in a barrow, while Jimmy, Will, and I ran screaming after, looking like Bedlamites; for we were playing that Lady Fitz Perkins had fainted, and was being borne home senseless in a cab.
And there are but two ways to meet such calumny,--either yield to it, pack up, and go plant cabbages
in the country; or else rise above it, march on, fearless, and don't turn your head.
It has been said that he hardly drank tea without a stratagem, and that he played the politician about cabbages
1) In gnaw no radishes and cabbages
and pumpkins, nor feed on green leeks and parsley; for these are food for you who live in the lake.
If several varieties of the cabbage
, radish, onion, and of some other plants, be allowed to seed near each other, a large majority, as I have found, of the seedlings thus raised will turn out mongrels: for instance, I raised 233 seedling cabbages
from some plants of different varieties growing near each other, and of these only 78 were true to their kind, and some even of these were not perfectly true.
When man is the agent in introducing into a country a new species, this relation is often broken: as one instance of this I may mention, that the leaves of the cabbages
and lettuces, which in England afford food to such a multitude of slugs and caterpillars, in the gardens near Rio are untouched.
The gardener seemed even to have been conversing, but at sight of the detectives he planted his spade sullenly in a bed and, saying something about his breakfast, shifted along the lines of cabbages
and shut himself in the kitchen.
Here was one quartered upon me half a year, who had the conscience to take up one of my best beds, though he hardly spent a shilling a day in the house, and suffered his men to roast cabbages
at the kitchen fire, because I would not give them a dinner on a Sunday.