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" But this is to be reckoned among the old wives' fables, and that also which Dioscorides telleth of, touching the gathering of Spleenwort by night, and other most vaine things which are found scattered here and there in old books, from which most of the... "
Our ferns in their haunts: a guide to all the native species - Page 153
by Willard Nelson Clute - 1901 - 332 pages
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A Flora of Berwick-upon-Tweed, Volume 2

George Johnston - Botany - 1829
...Spleenewort in the night, and other ,' moat vaine things, which are found here and there scattered in old books, from which most of the later writers...so doing do not a little deceive young students." a PTEKJS. 1 . P. aquiltna, stalk repeatedly 3-branched ; branches bipinnate ; leaflets linear-lanceolate,...
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A History of British Ferns

Edward Newman - Ferns - 1854 - 343 pages
...gathering of spleenwort in the night, and other most vain things which are found here and there scattered in old books: from which most of the later writers...times fill up their pages with lies and frivolous toyes, and by so doing do not a little deceive yong students."—Ger. Em. 1141. Vitruvius makes a curious...
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The Ferns of Great Britain, and Their Allies, the Club-mosses, Pepperworts ...

Anne Pratt - Ferns - 1855 - 164 pages
...this hearbe. But this is to be reckoned among the old wives' fables, and that also which Dioscorides telleth of, touching the gathering of Spleenwort by...times fill up their pages with lies and frivolous 303 Kl .. , Г. . ; ,-ii ! , • .... - ' . i •'. V ;• '. .- *i ,.!.'г... '-n Л t'-..- \v...
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The British ferns popularly described

George William Johnson - 1857
...of Spleenewoort in the night, and other most vaine things, which are found here and there scattered in old books : from which most of the later writers...times fill up their pages with lies and frivolous toies, and by so doing do not a little deceive young students." Although neglected as a medicinal herb,...
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The Ferns of Great Britain and Their Allies the Club-mosses, Pepperworts and ...

Anne Pratt - Ferns - 1871 - 174 pages
...this hearbe. But this is to be reckoned among the old wives' fables, and that also which Dioscorides telleth of, touching the gathering of Spleenwort by...so doing do not a little deceive young students." The Spleenvvort of Dioscorides was, however, apparently the Ceterach. A species of Hard Fern (B. cartilagineum),...
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European ferns

James Britten - Ferns - 1879 - 240 pages
...night, and other most vaine things, which are founde heere and there scattered in the old writers' books, from which most of the later writers do not...frivolous stories, and by so doing do not a little deceive yoong students." It is impossible to read these severe animadversions without being reminded of a certain...
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