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" felt proud of having been the means of introducing into Europe a tree of such size, symmetry, and beauty. It was at least one hundred and twenty feet high—it might be much more—as straight as a larch, and had its lower branches drooping to the ground. "
The Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste - Page 235
1853
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A Journey to the Tea Countries of China: Including Sung-Lo and the Bohea ...

Robert Fortune - Assam (India) - 1852 - 398 pages
...never before seen such a noble specimen, and, although I would rather it had been something new, I yet felt proud of having been the means of introducing...beauty. It was at least one hundred and twenty feet in height,—it might be much more,-—as straight as a larch, and had its lower branches drooping...
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The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and ...

Fruit-culture - 1852
...never before seen such a noble specimen, and, although I would rather it had been something new, I yet felt proud of having been the means of introducing...of such size, symmetry, and beauty. It was at least 120 feet in height,— it might be much more,—as straight as a larch, and had its lower branches...
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Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and ..., Volume 18

Charles Mason Hovey - Botany - 1852
...never before seen such a noble specimen, and, although I would rather it had been something new, I yet felt proud of having been the means of introducing...of such size, symmetry, and beauty. It was at least 120 feet in height,— it might be much more,—as straight as a larch, and had its lower branches...
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Two Visits to the Tea Countries of China and the British Tea ..., Volume 2

Robert Fortune - China - 1853
...never before seen such a noble specimen, and, although I would rather it had been something new, I yet felt proud of having been the means of introducing...beauty. It was at least one hundred and twenty feet in height,—it might be much more,—as straight as a larch, and had its lower branches drooping to...
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The Floricultural Cabinet, and Florists Magazine, Volume 21

Floriculture - 1853
...never before seen such a noble specimen ; and although I would rather it had been something new, I yet felt proud of having been the means of introducing...beauty. It was at least one hundred and twenty feet in height—it might be much more—as straight as a larch, and had its lower branches drooping to...
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Floricultural Cabinet and Florists' Magazine. ..., Volumes 1-2

Horticulture - 1853
...never before seen such a noble specimen ; and although I would rather it had been something new, I yet felt proud of having been the means of introducing...beauty. It was at least one hundred and twenty feet in height—it might be much more—as straight as a larch, and had its lower branches drooping to...
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The Horticultural review and botanical magazine, Volume 3

Gardening - 1853
...never before seen such a noble specimen, and, although I would rather it had been something new, I yet felt proud of having been the means of introducing...of such size, symmetry, and beauty. It was at least 120 feet high,—it might be much more,—as straight as a larch, and had its lower branches drooping...
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