A Bit of Botany
Botany, Medical Treatment, Religion, Religious Authority
Noting that the 'Colchium autumnale, of repute for Gout, is now in bloom', points out that it is 'flowering quite seasonably' and that like another flower associated with spring, 'the wild Hyacinth', has 'unlooked-for blowing in Paris' that has 'astonished the Ultramontanes'. This is a reference to Père Hyacinthe, a popular Carmelite preacher, who, on 20 September 1869, resigned his position after protesting against the doctrine of papal infallibility and encroachments by the papacy.
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