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Meteoric Flowers
Elizabeth Willis

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

• The Similitute of This Great Flower
• Sympathetic Inks
• Her Mossy Couch
• The Great Egg of Night
• The Steam Engine
• The Nettle
• Of the Gulf Stream
• A Description of the Poison Tree
• Grateful as Asparagus
• The Oldest Part of the Earth
• This Circumstance is Worth Further Attention
• Devil Bush
• Glittering Shafts of War
• Verses Omitted
• On the Resemblance of Some Flowers to Insects
• The Principal Catastrophe
• Irritative Fevers
• The Skirt of Night
• Of Which I Shall Have Occasion to Speak Again
• The Happiest of Poets
• Diana's Trees
• Her Bright Career
• Phosphorescent Trains
• Expiring Groans
• The Most Powerful Machine in the World
• Plants Possess a Voluntary Power of Motion
• Buds and Bulbs
• Verses Omitted by Mistake
• Pictures Connected by a Slight Festoon of Ribbons
• The Portland Vase
• Oil and Water
• Rosicrucian Machinery
• Tiptoe Lightining
• With New Prolific Power
• Viewless Floods of Heat
• The Ghost of Hamlet
• Near and More Near
• Hercules Conquers Achelous
• Departure of the Nymphs Like Northern Nations Skating on the Ice
• Bright O'er the Floor
• Solar Volcanos
• Errata
• Loud Cracks from Ice Mountains Explained
• Why No New Planets are Ejected from the Sun
• Ancient Subterranean Fires
• Immortal Sire
• Plundering Honey
• A Bird of Our Country
• One Great TIde
• Fuel of the Lower People
• In Flowers Concealed
• Accidental Breezes
• The Earth's Nucleus
• Primeval Islands
• Ferns, Mosses, Flags
• Note of the Text
• Acknowledgments  

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