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shattered, support the whole of its yet spreading and ever-greens branches. They are particularly beautiful, being adorned with long tress-like ten drilsp resembling heron-feathers, growing from a centralqstem. These slender and delicate

sprigs, bending towards the ground, give the whole the appearance of a weeping willow; while their gentle waving in the wind made a low and melancholy sound."Upon a tradition of the Arabs extendingo beyond a thousand years, The founds the following conjectures From its race hot being known in this country, some excuse may be offered for supposing it a germ from the ancient royal gardens of Babylon, whose groves, we have reason to believe, once spread around that now solitary tree." P. 370.

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