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COMPARATIVE Physiology finds in the vegetable
kingdom, on account of the simplicity of its
structure, the key to the explanation of the higher
animal structures--those profound analogies of organ
ization which so strikingly attest the unity of creation.
And may we not believe that Theology has also
its Comparative Philosophy, and was meant to find
in plants the analogies of the still higher mysteries
of the spiritual world ?
There is surely a deeper
reason than a
mere utilitarian one, for the dual