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Christian Friedrich Lessing
... Christian Friedrich Lessing (August 10, 1809 - 1862) was a German botanist who was a native of GroƟ Wartenberg, Niederschlesien ... He was a brother to painter Carl Friedrich Lessing (1808-1880), and a grandnephew of poet Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781) ... Lessing was a botanical authority on the plant family Asteraceae, and in 1832 published an influential treatise on Asteraceae called Synopsis generum ...

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    All the old supports going, gone, this man reaches out a hand to steady himself on a ledge of rough brick that is warm in the sun: his hand feeds him messages of solidity, but his mind messages of destruction, for this breathing substance, made of earth, will be a dance of atoms, he knows it, his intelligence tells him so: there will soon be war, he is in the middle of war, where he stands will be a waste, mounds of rubble, and this solid earthy substance will be a film of dust on ruins.
    —Doris Lessing (b. 1919)