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Foxglove.—The foxglove, or digitalis, is said io have been originally brought from the Canary islands. It is thought that foxglove is a oorrupt'on of " folks'glove,'' or " fairies' glove." The ilower is oallec} "fairy bell" by the Irish, and "fairy jslove" by the Welsh. There is, however, reason to believe that "foxglove" maybe right, I» Norway the name is varlanshjp., foxglovo; or revbjrtlu, foxbell, from ?ftf, a fox.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1, Evening Star, Issue 7997, 28 August 1889

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 1 Evening Star, Issue 7997, 28 August 1889

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