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1 Georgics, ii. 69. This statement of Virgil must be regarded as fabu- lous; grafting being impracticable with trees not of the same family, and not always successful even then.
2 This was probably some superstition taught by the augurs for the purpose of enveloping their profession in additional mystery and awe.
4 He probably alludes here to cider and perry. See p. 300, and B. xxiii. c. 62.
5 "Pulmentarii vicem;" properly "a substitute for pulmentarium," which was anything eaten with bread, such as meat, vegetables, &c. He alludes to marmalade. The French raisine is a somewhat similar preparation from pears and quinces boiled in new wine.
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