As the bullace ideal is to the plum ideal, so is the ideal of English rusticity to the ideal of human nature.
The plum ideal is the true nature of the plum, but is not the true nature of the bullace.
It cannot be realised, or even approached, by the bullace species except through a long course of culture and breeding.
These, and the mulberry, are the most common; next are the bullace and damson.
The downiness noticed on the underside of the bullace leaves is here restricted to the ribs of the leaf.
There they also found grapes so prodigiously large, that they seemed more like bullace than grapes.
The bullace ideal is realisable (under favourable conditions) by each individual bullace tree,—but the plum ideal is not.