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1 Capua, its capital, was the great seat of the unguent and perfume manufacture in Italy.
2 The Phœnix dactylifera of Linnæus. See also B. xii. c. 62, where he seems also to allude to this tree.
3 At the present day this is not the fact. The village of La Bordighiera, situate on an eminence of the Apennines, grows great quantities of dates, of good quality. At Hieres, Nice, San Remo, and Genoa, they are also grown.
4 This, too, is not the fact. The dates of Valencia, Seville, and other provinces of Spain, are sweet, and of excellent quality.
5 Pliny is wrong again in this statement. The date of Barbary, Tunis, Algiers, and Bildulgerid, the "land of dates," is superior in every respect to that of the East.
6 The Æthiopians, as we learn from Theophrastus, B. ii. c. 8.
7 Or in a wild state.
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