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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 130 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 130
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Padua, Italy  rose rapidly but you couldn't see them from below. It was like tiers of elevated pews of the old fashioned kind. There was a long sloping desk or board in front of the bench for writing. Most other things, library, herbarium, collections, had the look of having been started long ago. The University buildings proper are in the heart of the town with the busy          running between them. The court of the main building has its walls fairly covered with the armorial bearings of famous students. These shields are placed on the walls in fairly ::::::::: March 12, 1906.  regular rows. They give a sense of great antiquity to the court. Still more the Aula Magna or state hall of the University. It is, too, covered with arms in the same way. Among others I noticed Tasso and Copernicus. A statue of Galileo who, like Copernicus, was a professor here stands on one side the hall. It has a touch of realism in that there is a wart on the left cheek. The fruit and flower market occupies one piazza near; the vegetable market another. These were interesting and were mainly tended by women who often knitted vigorously when not
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