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HISTORICALLY AND BOTANICALLY TREATED;
OBSERVATIONS ON THE FORMATION OF
BY HENRY PHILLIPS, F.H.S.
AUTHOR OF POMARIUM BRITANNICUM,
AND HISTORY OF CULTIVATED VEGETABLES.
Sylva nemus non alta facit: tegit arbutus herbam :
Rosmaris et lauri, nigraque myrtus olent.
Nec tenues cytisi, cultaque pinus abest. Ovid. Ars Am.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,
MRS. HENRY PHILLIPS.
The dedication of a work is the highest mark of respect that an author has the power of bestowing on an individual. He, therefore, naturally turns towards those, where his reverence, esteem, and affections are fixed.
And as it is now about a quarter of a century, since we have journeyed together over roads, sometimes sprinkled with flowers, and often strewed with thorns, the latter of which
you have so invariably passed with fortitude and cheerfulness, as to set me an example of patience and perseverance: Hence, I flatter myself, you will receive with pleasure my labours in the Sylva Florifera ; as it will prove my endeavours to dissipate the grief