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The oldest in the world - (1) De Candolle considers the deciduous cypress of Chapultepec, in Mexico, one of the oldest trees in the world. (2) The chestnut-trees on Mount Etna, and the Orie…

Trees

Trees burst into leaf— Ash earliest May 13th, latest June 14th. Beech April 19th, “ May 7th.” Damson March 28th, “ May 13th.” Horse-chestnut March 17th, …

Sonnet

Prince of the sonnet. Joachim du Bellay, a French sonneteer (1524-1560); but Petrarch better deserves the title. (1334-1374.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 189…

The Rose Tree

The Rose Tree“O words are lightly spoken” Said Pearse to Connolly, “Maybe a breath of politic words Has withered our Rose Tree; Or maybe but a wind that blows Across the bitter sea.”“It needs …

Raining Tree

(The). The Til, a linden-tree of the Canaries, mentioned by a host of persons. Mandelolo describes it minutely, and tells us that the water which falls from this tree suffices for a plentif…

Philosopher's Tree

(The), or Diana's tree. An amalgam of crystallised silver, obtained from mercury in a solution of silver; so called by the alchemists, with whom Diana stood for silver. Source: Dictionary…

Gregorian Tree

The gallows; so named from three successive hangmen—Gregory, sen., Gregory, jun., and Gregory Brandon. Sir William Segar, Garter Knight of Arms, granted a coat of arms to Gregory Bran…

Palm Tree

is said to grow faster for being weighed down. Hence it is the symbol of resolution overcoming calamity. It is believed by Orientals to have sprung from the residue of the clay of which Ada…

Christmas Trees

and Maypoles are remnants of the Scandinavian Ash, called Yggdrasil', the Tree of Time, whose roots penetrate to heaven, Niffheim and Ginnungagap (the gap of gaps). In Ginnungagap the frost…

Tree of Buddha

(The). The botree. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Tree of KnowledgeTree A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Related …