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1 Or "proud" pear. The Petite muscadelle, according to Dalechamps. Adrian Junius says that it is the water-peere of the Dutch.
2 From Crustumium in Italy; the Poire perle, or pearl pear, according to Dalechamps: the Jacob's peere of the Flemish.
3 The Poire sucrée, or "sugar-pear," according to Hardouin; the Bergamotte, according to Dalechamps.
4 "Potu." He would appear to allude to the manufacture of perry.
5 The Syrian pear is commended by Martial; it has not been identified, however.
6 The Poire musot, according to Dalechamps. Adrian Junius says that it is the Engelsche braet-peere of the Flemish.
7 The Pirus Pompeiana of Linnæus. Dalechamps identifies it with the Bon chretien, and Adrian Junius with the Taffel-peere of the Flemish.
8 The "breast-formed."
9 The Pirus Favonia of Linnæus: the Grosse poire muscadelle of the French.
10 The Poire prevost, according to Dalechamps.
11 The Poire fore, according to Dalechamps.
12 The Saint Thomas's pear of the Flemish.
13 The Poire chat of the French, according to Dalechamps; the Riet-peere of the Flemish.
14 "Like onyx." The Cuisse-madame, according to Dalechamps.
15 The Calveau rosat, according to Dalechamps. Perhaps the Poire d'ambre, or amber pear, of the French.
16 The Poire d'argent, or silver pear, according to Dalechamps.
17 Or "barley pear." The Poire de Saint Jean, according to Dalechamps; the musquette or muscadella, according to Adrian Junius.
19 So called from its resemblance to the "ampulla," a big-bellied vessel with a small neck, identified with the Poire d'angoisse by Dalechamps.
20 The Poire de jalousie, according to Dalechamps.
21 Or gourd-pear. This is the "isbout" according to Adrian Junius, the Poire courge of Dalechamps, and the Poire de sarteau, or de campane of others.
22 The Poire de Venus, according to Adrian Junius; the Poire acciole, according to Dalechamps.
23 Coloured pear.
24 "Regium." The Poire carmagnole, according to Dalechamps; the Mispeel-peere of the Flemish, according to Adrian Junius.
25 The Poire sarteau, according to Dalechamps.
26 Georgics, ii. 87.
27 "A handful"—probably the pound or pounder pear: the Bergamotte, according to Hardouin; the Bon chretien of summer, according to Adrian Junius.
28 De Re Rust. c. 7.
29 Or "Seedling."
30 The "early ripener." Fée suggests that this may be a variety of the Bon chretien.
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