W. Whitman Bailey, on the subject of Algæ (1881): "No division of the vegetable kingdom has attracted more deserved attention than that of the sea-weeds or sea-mosses...."
W. Whitman Bailey, on the subject of Field-work (1881): "Beginners almost always collect their plants too young; they have a nervous fear that they will not last."
Mary Matilda Howard (1846): "Oh! Call us not weeds, but flowers of the sea..."
Margaret Scott Gatty (1872): "It was once prettily said by a lady who cultivated flowers, that she had 'buried many a care in her garden'; and the sea-weed collector can often say the same of his garden...."
Alpheus Baker Hervey, defining Leathesia in a key to 'Olive Green Algæ' (1882): "Fronds look not unlike green tomatoes."