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Exogenous Structures in Coal Plants

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I CORDIALLY agree with your recommendation that discussion on the Exogenous Stems of the Coal Measures should cease for the present. It is evident that I shall not convince my two opponents, and they are as far as ever they were from convincing me. But I must request that in justice to me, you will allow me to enter a protest against the last paragraph of Prof. Dyer's article, in which he objects to my applying the term Protoplasmic to the cambium layer, and endeavours to show that I am two hundred years behind the age in my physiology. I cannot but think that Prof. Dyer, when he penned that paragraph, knew perfectly well in what sense I used that expression. I meant by it nothing more than is implied in the following sentence, taken from Prof. Balfour's “Manual of Botany,” p. 43, which certainly does not belong to the age of Grew:—

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