Curtis's Botanical Magazine/Volume 74
Plants of the Royal Gardens of Kew,
OF OTHER BOTANICAL ESTABLISHMENTS IN GREAT BRITAIN;
WITH SUITABLE DESCRIPTIONS;
SIR WILLIAM JACKSON HOOKER, K.H., D.C.L. Oxon.
LL.D., P.R.S., and L.S., Vice-President of the Linnean Society, and Director of the Royal Gardens of Kew.
OF THE THIRD SERIES;
(Or Vol. LXXIV. of the Whole Work.)
" He scarce had said, when the bare earth, till then
Desert and bare, unsightly, unadorned,
Brought forth the tender grass, whose verdure clad
Her universal face with pleasant green;
Then herbs of every leaf, that sudden flowered,
Opening their various colours, and made gay
Her bosom, smelling sweet."
REEVE, BENHAM, AND REEVE, KING WILLIAM STREET, STRAND.