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1 In the last Chapter.
2 In Paris, Fée says, the almond does not blossom till March. If the tree should blossom too soon, it is often at the expense of the fruit.
3 Probably the apricot. See B. xv. c. 12.
4 See B. xv. c. 11.
5 See B. xxiv. c. 8.
6 This, of course, is not the fact. As to the succeeding statements, they are borrowed mostly from Theophrastus, and are in general correct.
7 The rising of the sap.
8 The Pleiades. See B. xviii. cc. 59, 60.
9 It was supposed in astrology that the stars exercised an effect equally upon animal and vegetable life.
10 25th of July.
11 See R. xviii. c. 68.
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