Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps

Amherst Academy Teacher Today is the birthday of Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps. Almira wrote about nature, and her textbook, Familiar Lectures on Botany, was first published in 1829. Almira taught at Amherst Academy, and her textbook was undoubtedly known and used by Emily Dickinson, who was a student there. The following quotes show us that…

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20200101 The Daily Gardener Album Cover

Today we celebrate St. Swithin’s Day. We’ll also learn about the English architect who brought classical Roman architecture and the Italian Renaissance to gardens. We celebrate the botanist who attempted to sell his cow to buy a botany book by Robert Morison. We also celebrate the birthday of a botanist and a teacher of Emily…

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Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps

by Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps How often are the beauties of nature unheeded by man, who, musing on past ills, brooding over the possible calamities of the future, building castles in the air, or wrapped up in his own self-love and self-importance, forgets to look abroad, or looks with a vacant stare.     Note:…

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Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps

By Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps Each opening bud, And care-perfected seed, Is as a page, Where we may read of God.     Note: Almira wrote about nature, and her textbook, Familiar Lectures on Botany, was first published in 1829. Almira taught at Amherst Academy, and her textbook was undoubtedly known and used by Emily…

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Each Opening Bud

by Almira Hart Lincoln Phelps So, in the physical world mankind is prone to seek an explanation of uncommon phenomena only, while the ordinary changes of nature, which are in themselves equally wonderful, are disregarded.     Notes: Almira wrote about nature, and her textbook, Familiar Lectures on Botany, was first published in 1829. Almira…

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