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FELLOW OF THE BOTANICAL AND ROYAL PHYSICAL SOCIETIES OF BDINBURGH, ETC.

LONDON:

LOVELL REEVE, 5, HENRIETTA STREET, COVENT GARDEN.

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TO

SIR WILLIAM JACKSON HOOKER, K.H., LL.D.,

DIRECTOR OF THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS OF KEW,

AND

DR. JOSEPH DALTON HOOKER, F.R.S.,

ASSISTANT-DIRECTOR OF THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS OF KEW,

THIS HUMBLE AND

FIRST ATTEMPT TO POPULARIZE THE STUDY OF

British Lichens

IS, WITH MUCH RESPECT AND ESTEEM, DEDICATED

BY

THE AUTHOR.

“In minimis Natura præstat.”—PLINY.

“Natura maxime miranda in minimis.”—LINNÆUS,

A Lichen is as perfectly fitted to the condition it is intended to fulfil, and its organs as completely adapted to that purpose, as the stately palm or magnificent forest-tree."-BASKERVILLE.

“The man
Whom Nature's works can charm, with God himself
Holds converse.”—THORNTON.

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