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Samuel Griswold Goodrich
(19 Aug 1793 - 9 May 1860)

American author and publisher whose almanacs and periodicals included the literary magazine, The Token which featured contributions by Nathaniel Hawthorne which formed the basis for his later noted book Twice-Told Tales." Under his pen name “Peter Parley,” he was a prolific writer of children’s histories and schoolbooks.

Science Quotes by Samuel Griswold Goodrich (2 quotes)

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Botany,—the science of the vegetable kingdom, is one of the most attractive, most useful, and most extensive departments of human knowledge. It is, above every other, the science of beauty.
— Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Using pseudonym Peter Parley, in Peter Parley’s Cyclopedia of Botany (1838), ix. [This is a correction. Earlier on this website, the quote was identified as by Joseph Paxton, because that author’s name was on Google’s (erroneous) cover image of the book search result.]
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Rocks have, no doubt, their grandeur, and there is a beauty in running waters, and even in placid lakes; but, let the rock be naked of vegetation down to and around its base, and its grandeur is painful,—it seems a ruin.
— Samuel Griswold Goodrich
Using pseudonym Peter Parley, in Peter Parley’s Cyclopedia of Botany (1838), Chap. 1, ix.
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