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INTER-COMMUNICATIONS ON NATURAL HISTORY,
POPULAR SCIENCE, AND THINGS IN GENERAL.
WILLIAM KIDD, OF HAMMERSMITH.
COME, come, dear friends!
Beneath the open sky abroad,
PUBLISHED FOR WILLIAM KIDD, BY
AND PROCURABLE, BY ORDER, OF ALL BOOKSELLERS.
Glasgow, John MʻLEOD, 66, ARGYLE STREET.
M. DCCC. LIII.
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.”
Not one penny
Hitherto, ours has been labor of love" ONLY. 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.
New Road, HAMMERSMITH,
July 1st, 1853.
INDEX AND CONTENTS OF VOLUME III.
ESSAYS AND SKETCHES.
Advantages of (so called) Vermin, 319
Cuckoo, The, 161, 166, 244, 318
Dahlia, The, 311
Aviary, The, and its Occupants, 26, 90, 154, 215, Dormouse, The, 255, 315
Dressmakers of London, The, 267
Earwig, Notes on the, 364
Eating and Drinking, &c., 340
Birds, Singularity of, 256
An Afternoon Ramble, 327; Art of Success, 207 ;
Blessing of Moderation, 136; Character from
ness, 70, 180; Childhood, 273 ; Child's Heart,
A, 209; China and the Chinese, 258, 273, 289;
Country Pleasures and Dangers, 200; Cup of
Tea, A, 49; Delights of a Garden, 326; Edi-
torial Secret, 335; Education in England and
Canary, The, 57, 182, 241, 309
Honesty and Deception, 365; Human Misery
Cats without Tails, 55, 57
nesses, 7; Love of Flowers, 134 ; " Mistress and
Servant," 129, 135, 143, 265; Moon's Rays,
The, 225; Nature and Art, 140 ; Nature's
Holiday, 4; Order and Method, 142; Our Notes
Painter's, The, Revelation, 269 ; Past, Present,
and Future, 1; Pictures of Life, 103 ; Poets
and Versifiers, 201 ; Poetry, 20; Poetry of Life,
193 ; Pleasures of Sleep, &c., 145; Sea-Shore,
The, 81; Shrove-Tuesday, 51 ; Summer Ramble
in Croydon, 84; Things beyond the Eye, 74;
Thoughts suggested by the New Year, 3; Time
and Chance, 262 ; Valentine's Day, 9; Wild-
Flowers, 321; Winter, 13; Woman and Her
Evergreen Shrubs, 192