Raspberry, the Common, BrambLe, Framboise Hind-Berry, or RasPis ; Rubus Idaeus, L. an indigenous plant growing in clamp woods and hedges; in thickets, and gravelly places near rivulets : it flowers in the months of May and June.- The fruit of this shrub, in a natural state, is fragrant, sub-acid, cooling, and very grateful : when used as an ingredient in sweet-meats, or fermented with sugar, and converted into wine, or vinegar, its flavour is greatly improved. - The white berries are sweeter than the red, but they are generally more contaminated by insects. - When eaten in any quantity, and occasionally held in the mouth, this fruit is said to dissolve tartarous concretions formed on the teeth; though, for such purpose, it is supposed to be inferior to Strawberries .- The young and fresh leaves of the Common Raspberry are eagerly eaten by kids.

By cultivating this shrub for espaliers, the size and flavour of its fruit is susceptible of great improvement. Bechstein, therefore, prefers the rearing of it from seed, which affords finer berries than may be obtained, either by netting divided roots, or cuttings. With such intention, we can, from experience, state the following -exotic species, as being eminently adapted to the purpose :

1. The Rubus occidentalis, L. or Virginian Raspberry-bush, with a prickly stem :. its fruit is white, black, sometimes dark-red, uncommonly delicious, but smaller than that of the indigenous species : it thrives in the open air of our climate.

2. The Rubus odoratus, L. or Sweet-scented Raspberry, with a plain stalk, bearing many rose-coloured flowers, and numerous palmated leaves. It attains the height of eight feet, and forms a spreading shrub, with close foliage. Its bright-red berries are of a peculiar flat shape, and have an agreeable sub-acid, vinous taste.

3. The Rubus arcticus, or Northern Raspberry, a native of the damp regions of Sweden, Rus-sia, and Canada. The berry of this remarkable shrub is dark-red : it excels in taste and flavour all the indigenous fruit of Europe. From its rich, saccharine juice, the natives of those countries prepare a most delicious wine: the berries are also preserved in sugar, or dried, and in that state exported to distant climates.