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1 The Smilax aspera of Linnæus; the sarsaparilla plant.
2 Fée is inclined to question this; but the breadth of the tablets may have been very small in this instance.
3 Of course this is fabulous: though it is not impossible that the writing on the tablets may sometimes have caused " a noise in the world," and that hence the poets may have given rise to this story.
4 Pliny borrows this fabulous story from Cato, De Re Rust. c. 3.
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