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Prof. Asa Gray, the renowned botanist, celebrated his seventieth birthday with his mental and physical powers in full vigor. The professor, in looking over an old herbarium, found a specimen of the fruit of a plant of which nothing was known. From this fruit he founded a genus, described and classified the unseen flower, and when, many years after, the plant was rediscovered in the mountains of North Carolina, the flower was found to answer his description in almost every particular. - [Scholastic.

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