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OWN JOURNAL;

FOR

INTER-COMMUNICATIONS ON NATURAL HISTORY,

POPULAR SCIENCE, AND THINGS IN GENERAL.

CONDUCTED BY

WILLIAM KIDD, OF HAMMERSMITH,

VOLUME III.

COME, come, dear friends!

Beneath the open sky abroad,
Among the plants and breathing things,

The blessed, peaceful works of God,-
Let's share the calm this Season brings!

BRYANT.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED FOR WILLIAM KIDD, BY
WILLIAM SPOONER, 379, STRAND;
RICHARD GROOMBRIDGE AND SONS, 5, PATERNOSTER ROW;

AND PROCURABLE, BY ORDER, OF ALL BOOKSELLERS.
AGENT FOR DUBLIN, JOHN WISEHEART ; EDINBURGH, J. MENZIES ;

Glasgow, JOHN M'LEOD, 66, ARGYLE STREET.

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TO THE READER.

On the completion of our THIRD VOLUME, it may be expected that we should, as usual, offer a few passing remarks.

It will be remembered, that the Editor of this Periodical has ever been proudly desirous that it should stand “ alone” among the Serials. This, at a considerable pecuniary cost, and an immense amount of mental and bodily labor, has been accomplished. Its genial tone, and lofty aim, have been recognised and appreciated; its fame has gone abroad; and its patrons—not a few, are the very choicest of " choice spirits." All the supporters of our JOURNAL have indeed been fairly “won.” We hardly need say that we hate “fine writing.” We love Nature; and therefore write “naturally." All our Correspondents are of the same “ happy family.”

Hitherto, ours has been a “ labor of love" only. Not one penny in the way of remuneration have we yet received. “Faith" and “Hope” have supported us thus far. Now let the public kindly play the part of “ Charity,” and philanthropically enlarge the sphere of our usefulness; then are we willing to credit the hint given us-that another six months must see us triumphant."

Bold as the effort may be deemed, we will e'en make it.

WILLIAM KIDD.

New Road, HAMMERSMITH,

July 1st, 1853.

287

Advantages of (so called) Vermin, 319 | Cuckoo, The, 161, 166, 244, 318
Animals, Their Art of Self-Preservation, 318
Ants and Bees, 57

Dahlia, The, 311

Aquatic Vivarium in the Regent's Park, 351 Death in the Pot! 191

Ardent Spirits, Beer, Tobacco, &c., 186, 253, 263, Destructive Birds, 313

Dew, 19

Australia, Notes on, 17, 125, 314, 319

Dog, Distemper in the, 21

Auto-Biography of a Dog, 33, 101, 167, 233, 298, Dogs, Anecdotes of, 54, 62, 121, 126, 191, 235,
358

246
Aviary, The, and its Occupants, 26, 90, 154, 215, Dormouse, The, 255, 315
281

Dressmakers of London, The, 267
Aviary at Rugby, 56, 376

Earwig, Notes on the, 364

Baker's Poultry Fountains, 371

Eating and Drinking, &c., 340

Bathing, Its Use and Abuse, 196, 249

Editorial Secret, 335

Beauty, 268, 272

Electric Telegraph in America, 83.

Beautiful Lily, A, 310

Emperor Moth, The, 253, 309

Birds of Sons,-Reprinted, with Additions, from Enchanted Valley, 348

the Gardeners' Chronicle,--23, 88, 152, 216, England, or the Tropics ? 313

283

Epping Forest, -A Ramble, 316

Birds' Nests, Curious Situations for, 375, 376

Bird's Nest, a Costly, 319

ESSAYS AND SKETCHI ES.

Birds, Singularity of, 256

An Afternoon Ramble, 327; Art of Success, 207 ;

Birds, Tameness of, 188

Blessing of Moderation, 136; Character from

Birds in Town and Birds in the Country, 181 the Handwriting, 336; Cheapness and Mean-

Birds and Bird-Catchers, 370

ness, 70, 180; Childhood, 273; Child's Heart,

Blackbird, The, 23, 88, 95, 122, 152, 316

A, 209; China and the Chinese, 258, 273, 289;

Blessing of Sight and Hearing, 6

Country Pleasures and Dangers, 200; Cup of

Blood, The, of Animals, 202

Tea, A, 49; Delights of a Garden, 326; Edi-

Blue-cap, The, 54, 375

torial Secret, 335; Education in England and

Bread, Experiments on, 300

Germany, 270; England and America, 199;

Bulltinch, The, 53

Fashion, The Tyrant, 159, 160; Gems at Home,

323; Gentility! 159; Gulls and their Victims,

Camel Journey across the Desert, 350

11, 333; Happiness and its Opposite, 65;
Canary, The, 57, 182, 244, 309

Honesty and Deception, 365; Human Misery
Canaries Breeding in the Open Air, 253

in the Streets, 211; Industry and Idleness, 366;

Cats, 124, 311, 318

Letters and Letter-Writers, 257; Little Kind

Cats without Tails, 55, 57

nesses, 7; Love of Flowers, 134 ; " Mistress and

Cats and Dogs Contrasted, 35

Servant," 129, 135, 143, 265; Moon's Rays,
Cats and Squirrels, 220

The, 225; Nature and Art, 140; Nature's
Chaffinch, The, 318

Holiday, 4; Order and Method, 142 ; Our Notes
Character Reading by the Handwriting, 336 of the Months, 14, 85, 149, 218, 286, 321, 341 ;
Chemistry of Nature, The, 309

Painter's, The, Revelation, 269 ; Past, Present,

Christmas Rose, The, 62

and Future, 1; Pictures of Life, 103 ; Poets

Chrysanthemums for Seed, 189

and Versifiers, 201 ; Poetry, 20; Poetry of Life,

Coal, History of, 291

193; Pleasures of Sleep, &c., 145; Sea-Shore,

Cockatoo, The, 54

The, 81; Shrove-Tuesday, 51 ; Summer Ramble
Cod, The, 181

in Croydon, 84; Things beyond the Eye, 74 ;

Cold and Thirst, 208

Thoughts suggested by the New Year, 3; Time

Color imparted to Oil, 180, 245

and Chance, 262 ; Valentine's Day, 9; Wild-

Cricket, The, 256

Flowers, 321; Winter, 13; Woman and Her

Cruelty to Animals, 56, 63, 83, 121, 185, 226, 248, Maker, 160; World we Live in, 129

| Evergreen Shrubs, 192

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