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1 The Taxus baccata of Linnæus. The account here given is in general very correct.
2 It is supposed that Pliny derives this notion as to the yew berry from Julius Cæsar, who says that "Cativulcus killed himself with the yew, a tree which grows in great abundance in Gaul and Germany." It is, however, now known that the berry is quite innocuous; but the leaves and shoots are destructive of animal life.
3 "Viatoria;" probably not unlike our travelling flasks and pocket-pis- tols. This statement made by Pliny is not at all improbable.
4 This statement does not deserve a serious contradiction.
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