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POMARIUM

BRITANNICUM:

AN

HISTORICAL AND BOTANICAL ACCOUNT

OF

FRUITS,

KNOWN IN GREAT BRITAIN.

BY

HENRY PHILLIPS.

Δένδρεα δ ̓ ὑψιπέτηλα κατακρῆθεν χέε καρπὸν,
Ογχναι καὶ ροιαί, καὶ μηλέαι ἀγλαόκαρποι,
Συκαὶ τε γλυκερὰι, καὶ ἐλαῖαι τηλεθόωσα,
HOM. ODYSS.

"I have often been astonished at our indifference respecting the applause of those who
have introduced useful plants into their country, the fruits of which are to this day so
delightful. The names of these public benefactors are chiefly unknown, whilst their
benefits pass from generation to generation : whereas, those of the destroyers of the human
race are handed down to us in every page, as if we took more account of our enemies than
our friends."

ST. PIERRE.

LONDON:

HENRY COLBURN AND Co.

PUBLIC LIBRARY, CONDUIT STREET.

1821.

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