WEEDS


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WEEDSWorkshop on Empirical Evaluation of Dependability and Security
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To him who the longer wears a weed upon his hat in memory of me shall go my entire fortune.
So the Sons dug up all the weeds, and all the vines too, and even neglected to bury the old man.
Consider the intimate and curious acquaintance one makes with various kinds of weeds -- it will bear some iteration in the account, for there was no little iteration in the labor -- disturbing their delicate organizations so ruthlessly, and making such invidious distinctions with his hoe, levelling whole ranks of one species, and sedulously cultivating another.
Shall I not rejoice also at the abundance of the weeds whose seeds are the granary of the birds?
Not surely her cousin Hepzibah's, who had no taste nor spirits for the lady-like employment of cultivating flowers, and--with her recluse habits, and tendency to shelter herself within the dismal shadow of the house--would hardly have come forth under the speck of open sky to weed and hoe among the fraternity of beans and squashes.
"Yes," said Holgrave, "I dig, and hoe, and weed, in this black old earth, for the sake of refreshing myself with what little nature and simplicity may be left in it, after men have so long sown and reaped here.
She had been actually happy all the time; and dozens and dozens of the tiny, pale green points were to be seen in cleared places, looking twice as cheerful as they had looked before when the grass and weeds had been smothering them.
"If I have a spade," she whispered, "I can make the earth nice and soft and dig up weeds. If I have seeds and can make flowers grow the garden won't be dead at all--it will come alive."
Slowly I thrust myself out through the red weed, and stood upon the mound of rubble.
The red weed grew tumultuously in their roofless rooms.
"When I speak of the pure parliament," resumed the host, "I mean the one which Colonel Bridge has weeded."
One of them will weed the parliament in the name of the court, and the other in the name of the people; and then there won't be any parliament at all."