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3pring and Summer - Scenery and Fishing on the Wye

- Summer Snipe, and Water Ouzel - Welsh Roads and
Welsh Farmers — Primitive Habits of the Peasantry

Streamlets and their banks - English Meadow Scenery

Forest Scenery — Destruction of the Forests in England

– The old English Sportsman - Bramshill - Sherwood

Forest Fairlop Oak — Forest of Dean - Windsor

Forest - Richmond Park — Oaks of Sussex Selwood

orest - New Forest .

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Windsor Park — The Beech Trees-Squirrels— The Beech

- Aaron Hill's Scheme - Chantilly and Burnham

Rides in Windsor Forest - The Heronry - Habits of
Herons — The Heron-shaw – Affection for their Young

· Mode of flight — Heron-hawking - The Raven

Superstitions regarding it -- The Bustard — The Kite

The Oak — William the Conqueror's Oak — Its acorns

- Care in planting — Different kinds — The Quercus

Mas— The common English Oak - Remarkable Oaks —

The Swilcar Oak— Herne's Oak — Interest taken in it

by Foreigners — Discussion as to its Identity

The Ash — The Estimation it was held in by the Saxons-

Superstition regarding it — Manna — Ashen leaves used
in tea --Uses of the Ash - Its beauty and elegance -
The Pine — Its foliage - The Stone Pine cultivated by

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the Ancients — Remarkable Pine on the Sablettes -
Large Pines in England

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The Elm and its Uses — The Elm in Italy - Elms in

England spoilt by being stripped of their branches -
Season for felling Elms— Remarkable Elms - at Hamp-
ton icurt, Crawley and Richmond - Elms near Mount
Lebanon - Durability of the Wood

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Notes on Animals - The Shrew Mouse — Its pugnacity

- The Hedge-hog -unfounded prejudice against it-
Combat between a Hedge-hog and a Snake - The Mole

- Its usefulness to the Farmer - Collection of Worms

by Moles — The Owl - wrongly considered destructive .

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Eccentricities in Animals - Habits of the Seal - Want

of Affection in Hares and Rabbits Cunning of Rats
Habits of Fish Instinct in a Blenny — Tenacity of

Life in Fish

The Hippopotamus in England - History of his Capture

- Mode of feeding it when Young - Its Voyage to

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