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Temple of Flora, or, Garden of the botanist, poet, painter, and philosopher.

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Thornton, Robert John, 1768?-1837
Temple of Flora, or, Garden of the botanist, poet, painter, and philosopher.
London: Robert Thornton, 1812
155 unnumbered pages : 31 illustrations (29 color) ; 40 cm

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Contents

[Cover]

Flora dispensing her favours on the earth

[Title Page]

Lines Addressed to Doctor Thornton, on his Temple of Flora

Verses addressed to Doctor Thornton, on the completion of his Temple of Flora

Flora jealous : to Doctor Thornton, on receiving a present of some beautifully painted plants from his Temple of Flora, to decorate "The poet's cottage"

Verses in praise of the artists engaged in the Temple of Flora, and of the author of the work

Proem : The card of invitation

Cupid, Flora, Ceres, and Esculapius, honouring the bust of Linnaeus

Cupid inspiring plants with love

The snow drop and the crocus

Group of roses

A Group of hyacinths

A Group of tulips

Tulip root

A group of auriculas

The superb lilly; or, Lilium superbum

A group of carnations

Mimosa grandiflora; or, Large-flowering sensitive plant

Night-blowing cereus; or, Cactus grandiflorus

Strelitzia reginae; or, Queen plant

Limodoron tankervillae; or, Chinese limodoron

Arum dracunculus; or, Dragon arum

A group of stapelias

American aloe; or, Agave americana

Kalmia angustifolia; or, Narrow-leaved kalmia

Rhododendron ponticum; or, Pontic rhododendron

Sarracenia flava; or, Yellow pitcher-plant

Renealmia nutans; or, Nodding renealmia

American cowslip; or, Meadia

Indian reed; or, Canna indica

Passiflora cerulea; Common blue passion-flower

The Winged passion-flower; or, Pasiflora alata

Passiflora quadrangularis; or, Quadrangular passion-flower

Oblique-leaved begonia; or, Begonia obliqua

Nymphaea nelumbo; or, Sacred Egyptian bean

Nymphaea coerulea; or, Blue Egyptian water-lilly

The Persian cyclamen

Protea cynaroides; or, Artichoke silver-tree

[Cover]


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