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The plant next in esteem to moly, is that called dodecatheos,1 it being looked upon as under the especial tutelage of all the superior gods.2 Taken in water, it is a cure, they say, for maladies of every kind. The leaves of it, seven in number, and very similar to those of the lettuce, spring from a yellow root.

1 Or "the twelve gods."

2 Generally identified with the Primula vulgaris or officinalis of Lin- næus. Its leaves, however, are of varying number, and not like those of the lettuce. The Dodecatheos Meadia, or Virginian cowslip, it must be remembered, is an American plant.

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