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1 From Theophrastus, B. vii. c. 5. Evening is generally preferred to morning for this purpose; the evaporation not being so quick, and the plant profiting more from the water.
2 It should, however, be of a middling temperature, and warmed to some extent by the rays of the sun.
3 These statements are consistent with modern experience.
4 See B. xx. c. 85.
5 He says this probably in reference partly to the large leaves which characterize the varieties of dock.
6 Dishes made of rice or barley. See B. xviii. c. 13.
7 See B. xx. c. 85.
8 He does not give the name of the poet, but, as Fée says, we do not experience any great loss thereby.
9 From Theophrastus, Hist. Plant, B. vii. c. 6.
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