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[The letters, W., Sp., Su., and A., refer to the Volumes on
WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER., and AUTUMN.]
Abbott on the pleasure arising from
a wintry scene, W. 312.
Adaptations of the faculties of liv-
ing beings to the properties of
light and air, Su. 44-49.
Addison on brooding, Sp. 205.
Adjective colors, A. 251.
Affection, parental, Sp. 120.
the wren, 123. Maternal, of the
hen, 123. Of the spider, 124.
Affliction, spiritual training by, Sp.
Amusements on the ice, W. 310.
Analogy of Nature, Sp. 74.
Anecdotes of Eddystone light-
house, A. 352.
Animal structure, Sp. 94-101. Se-
cretion, 97; digestion, 98; cir-
culation of blood, 99. Creation,
balance preserved in, W. 66.
Animals, plants and, compared,
W. 143-146. Instincts of, 165.
Reason in the lower, 165-169.
Provision for, in winter, 206.
Storing instincts of, 266-271.
Torpidity of, 272-278. Verte-
brated, Su. 211. Predaceous,
276. Ruminating, 301-320.
Thick-skinned, 322-332. Re-
flections on, 333. Physiological
character of vertebrated, 211.
Agriculture, ancient Greek, A.
161-163. Ancient Roman, 164-Animalcules, infusory, W. 139-
167. Progress of British, 167–
170. Modern Continental, 170-
175. French and British com-Ant,
143; in paste, 195.
ble swarms of, 198.
Agricultural labors, Sp. 231.
Alcantara, Roman bridge at, A.
Africa, swallows supposed to mi-
grate to, W. 206.
Agents in developing plants, Sp.
Allie, bridge over the, A. 323.
Alligator, the, Su. 229–231.
Alpine hare, its change of color in
winter, W. 264.
Alternation of day and night, W.
American blue-bird migrates to the
Bermudas, W. 205.
American snow-bird migrates to
the north, W. 208.
the, Su. 189. Legionary,
198. Sanguine, 202. Lion,
203. Ingenuity of, Sp. 144. An-
ecdotes of, W. 175. Their
larvæ covered with hair, 178.
Storing instinct of some species.
Antediluvian world, state of, W.
Apple, the, Su. 96. A. 122. Lives
after being gathered, 124.
Aqueducts, A. 326.
Arago, M., on meteoric showers,
W. 42. On the distance of bi-
nary stars, note, 131.
Arch, history of the, A. 309.
Architect, the invisible, Su. 162.
Architecture, its principle, A. 312.
Its original state, 261. Modifi-
cations by habit and religion,
Babel, tower of, A. 290.
Babylon, A. 293.
Babylonians, their early dress, A.
Bamboo, its uses, A. 76.
Banana, the, Su. 105. Hum-
boldt's account of its prolific
qualities, A. 112.
Argonaut, the, Su. 152.
Barley, Sp. 306. Its uses, 308.
Argument, general summary of Bartlett's account of cotton manu-
the, A. 369-390.
factures at Lowell, A. 228.
Artesian wells, Sp. 38.
Bat, the, Su. 292. Structure of,
Arts, the origin of, A. 80-84. 293. The vampire, 296.
Contrast between savage and Beans, Sp. 318.
civilized life in relation to, 395.
Arum cordifolium, heat of its spa-
dices in unfolding, W. 153.
Ash tree, its uses, A. 77.
Ass, the, Su. 327.
Athenians, their dress, A. 190.
Atmosphere, mechanism of, Sp.
30. Expansive power of, W.
20. Circulation of, 19. Chang-Beech tree, its uses, A. 77.
es in, 23. Complicated nature Beet, the, Su. 76.
Atmospheric phenomena, Su. 27-
Bee, the, parental care of, Sp.
135. Ingenuity of, 136. Ene-
mies of, 141. The queen, Su.
207. Hybernation of, W. 181-
187. Nurse-bees and wax-
workers, 181. Mr. Nutt's mode
of treating, 186. Killing of the
Attainments, emptiness of human,
Audubon, his account of the mi-
gration of pigeons, W. 210.
Aurora Borealis, W. 36. Its his-
tory, 37. Hissing noise of, 38.
Autumn, its general character, A.
10-14. In the city, 15-19.
Famine in, 20-24. Vegetation
in, 25-29. State of birds in,
58-63. Woods in, 64.
Autumnal Sabbath evening, A.
335. Appearances, reflections
on, 358. Landscape, 362.
Avery's steam engine, A. note,
Avignon, bridge at, A. 323.
Axis, inclination of the earth's,
Balance preserved in animal and
vegetable creation, W. 66–72.||
Barclay, Mr., his account of land-
crabs, W. 255–257.
Beetle, hybernation of the, W.
191. Burying, Sp. 143.
Bell, Sir Charles, on pain, W. 13.
Bell Rock lighthouse, A. note, 345.
Berries as articles of food, A.
Berthollet on dyeing, A. 253.
Binary stars, W. 131-135.
Birds, migration of, W. 209–223.
Nature of migratory impulse,
206. Countries to which they
migrate, 209. Their migration
compared with the hope of im-
mortality, 231. Their bills, Su.
232. Power of flying, 237.
Of vision, 240. Voice, 244.
Language, 245. Food, 248.
Gregarious habits, 256. Of
prey, 269. Nest-building, Sp.
181. Humming, 189. Hatch-
ing of, 203. Reproduction of,
151. Eggs of, 151. Prospec-
tive contrivances in, 161. Their
relation to external nature, 168.
Reproductive instincts of, 161-
171. Pairing of, 173.
Bison, migration of the, W. 214.
Black beetle, extraordinary vitali-
ty of, W. 194.
Black cap, Sp. 177.
Blacklock, Dr., instance of som-
nambulism, W. 82.
Bleaching, the art of, A. 236.
Blood, circulation of the, Sp. 97.
Boccari's account of an ignis fatu-
us, W. 27.
Bodies, color of, Sp. 21. Figure
of, 21. Size of, 26. Of birds,
their relation to external nature,
Bonnycastle's account of
phorescence, W. 34.
Boy, wild, found in Hansay mo-
rass, A. note, 115.
Brassica, or cabbage, Su. 66.
Bread of life, A. 128.
Breasts of animals, A. 135.
Brehm's observations on the
gration of birds, W. 203.
Bridge, brothers of the, A. 322.
Bridge over the Allie, A. 323.
66 Menai, A. 324.
"Rhone, A. 323.
Bridges, A. 322.
Britain, its facilities for the manu-
facture of cotton, A. 217.
British architecture, A. 318.
Broderip's account of a tame
ver, W. note, 271.
Brood, rearing of the, Sp. 228.
Brougham, Lord, his remarks on
the rapidity of thought in sleep,
Bonnet's experiments with an ant-Cabbage or brassica, Su. 67. Cow,
lion, Sp. 124.
phos-Calico printing, A. 252.
Camel, the, its adaptation to a pe-
culiar locality, W. 63.
Canals, A. 327.
Capillary attraction, Sp. 18.
Carrier pigeon, vision of, Su. 241.
Velocity of, 242.
mi-Carrot, the, Su. 75.
Castor, anecdote of a dog so nam-
ed, W. 339.
Catesby's observations on the re-
cent migrations of wheat-bird
and rice-bird, W. 212.
Cellular texture, Sp. 94.
Chalmers, Rev. Dr., on telescope
and microscope, W. 137-139.
Cheerfulness, its effect in mitigat-
ing the rigors of winter, W. 223.
bea-Cheese, A. 136.
Chemistry, its application to agri-
culture, A. 106.
Cherries, A. 122. Su. 97.
Children of the world wiser than
those of the light, A. 269.
Chinese, the, extent of their culti-
vation of the soil, A. 87. Ear-
ly manufactures of silk, 195.
Weavers, 200. Architecture,
Brown's account of the effect of a
ground swell on the ice, W. 320.
Buckland, Dr., on the use of coal
and iron, W. note, 283. On Mo-
saic account of creation, note,
360. On successive periods of Chlorine, applied to bleaching, A.
animal existences, 351, 352. On
animal remains, note, 360. On Christ, ascension of, Su. 252. The
creation of heavenly bodies, Judge of the world, 281. The
note, 360. Doubts as to appear- good Shepherd, 310.
ances connected with the deluge, Christian love, Sp. 223.
377. On variety of strata, Sp. Christians, members one of anoth
note, 29. On springs and rivers,
er, A. 96.
Christmas day, W. 219–224.
Chrysalis of the silkworm, Su. 166-||Conclusion, A. 393.
Circulation in the atmosphere, W.
19. In the ocean, 21.
Civilized life, contrast between
savage and, A. 377, 380, 384,
Connexion between vegetable and
animal kingdoms, Su. 142.
Constitution, human, adapted to
the seasons, W. 286-289.
Contrivances in Nature, W. 12.
Prospective,in birds, Sp. 161.
Coral insect, Su. 157. Formation
Civilized man compared with the
savage as to food, A. 153–157.
Climate, its influence on distribu-
tion of plants, Sp. 20. Physio-
logical effects on man, Su. 357.
Moral effects on man, 360.
Climates, variety of, W. 44. Uses
used for, Sp. 340.
Corn-plants, origin of, Sp. 291.
Kinds of, 295. Distribution of,
295. Wheat, 299. Barley, 306.
Oats, 310. Rice, 314. Maize,
314. Millet, 314. Progress of
vegetation in, 297.
Corn, storing of, A. 54–58.
Corncocklemuir, geological re-
of, 45. Commercial spirit pro-
duced by, 48. Agricultural spirit
promoted by, 49. Adaptation
of organized existences to, 52,
Clothing, its principle, A. 176. Its mains in, W. 351, 376.
primitive state, 179. Its ancient Cotton, when first mentioned, A.
history, 186. Its raw materials,
191. Its manufactured materi-
als, 194. Of Esquimaux, W.
299. Of Captain Middleton and
his companions, 320.
Clouds, Su. 32-36. Formation of, Cow, the, Su. 320.
In Asia and
Africa, 321. In Europe, 323.
Cow-tree of the Cordilleras, A.
Commerce, contrast between sav-
age and civilized life in relation
to, A. 384-387.
Compensation for natural defects,
193. Foreign history of the
manufacture, 207-211. Brit-
ish history of the manufacture,
216. Its American history, 228.
Cotton-plant, Sp. 335.
Coal, its formation, W. 350, 359.
Cochineal insects, mode of protect-
of the, Sp. 376.
ing their eggs, W. 175.
Cock, the domestic, Su. 261.
Cocoa-nut tree, Sp. 279. Disse- Creator, power and intelligence
mination of, 280. Properties
of, 282. Its uses, A. 76.
Cocoons of insects, Su. 166–179.
Coffee, A. 143, 144.
Color of bodies, Sp. 21.
Colors, adjective and substantive,
Craigleith quarry, geological re-
mains in, W. 376.
Crick, aqueduct at, A. 329.
Crocodile, the, Su. 227.
Crosse, Mr., production of insects
from silex, A. note, 107.
Crucifixion, the, Sp. 352.
Cultivation of soil, probable im-
provement in, A. 105.
Comfort, provision for, in winter,
Comforts and conveniences, con- Culture, spiritual, Su. 132.
trast between savage and civil-Curlew, partial migration of the,
ized life in relation to domestic, W. 210.
Curling, quotation from Grahame's
Georgics, W. 311.
Currant, the, Su. 92.
Cuvier, Baron, his calculations
relative to the deluge, W. 367-
Cycle, annual, adjustment of plants||
to, W. 146-150.
Daily bread, prayer for, A. 157.
Darning, the first approach to
weaving, A. 181.
Date, the, Su. 111.
Day flies, Su. 184.
Day and night, alternation of, W.
Death, winter an emblem of, W.
Decay, process of, in mountainous
regions, W. 322-324.
Defects in nature compensated for,
Deluge, its geològical period cor-
Eagle, the, Su. 272. Nests of, Sp.
Ear, adaptations to the, Su. 46.
Earth, globular figure of, W. 16.
Rotation of, 17. Inclination of
Eddystone lighthouse, A. 344.
Anecdotes respecting, 352.
Edwards on Seeds, Sp. 68.
Eels, migration of, W. 244–248.
Eggs of insects, Sp. 126.
deposition in bodies of animals,
151; in nests of other insects,
151. Of birds, 155. Hatching
of, 203. Glutinous matter sur-
rounding those of insects, W.
172-175. Cold of which they
are susceptible without injury,
Egyptian architecture, A. 279.
responds with that of Scripture,
W. 366-374. Effects of, on the
present surface, 374-379. A
Divine judgement, 379. Cuvier's Electricity, Su. 28–30.
calculations relative to, 367, Electro-magnetic engine, A. 340.
Elephant, the, Su. 330. Migration
of, W. 217.
Ellesmere canal, A. 328.
Deposit, geological, successive pe-
riods of, W. 349-355.
Dew, Su. 37-40. Scriptural allu-Ellis's Polynesian Researches, Sp.
sions to, 41.
Dreaming, W. 79–85.
Drink, A. 125–128.
Duck, the, Su. 264.
Dwellings of Esquimaux, W. 300—||
Ellis, Ebenezer, quotation from,
Elphinstone's account of the mon-
soon, W. 205.
Diluvium, Sp. 54.
Discipline, Su. 391.
a state of, W. 85-89.
Dissemination of plants, Sp. 279.
Divine strength made perfect in Embroidering, early art of, A. 187.
Endogenous plants, Su. 49.
Enjoyment, equally distributed,
Sp. 364. Of poor in spring, 368.
Derived from food, A. 150.
Epoch, geological, primary, W.
350. Transition, 350. Secondary,
351. Tertiary, 355. Mosaic, 356.
human weakness, A. 269.
Dog, the, sagacity of, in snow, W.
336-343. Shepherd's, Su. 315.
Anecdotes of, 317-319.
Domestic fowls, Su. 259-264.
Animals, reflections on, 333.
Draining, Sp. 264.
Drake's Evenings in Autumn, A. Esculent roots, Sp. 322.
Esquimaux, their mode of life, W.
294. Their food, 295. Their
clothing, 297. Their dwellings,
300. Their fuel, 300. Their
Everett, Gov., on effects of the
commercial spirit, W. 50, 51.
Dyeing, early art of, A. 240. Its
ancient history, 242. Its mod-Evergreens, their condition in win-
ern history, 250. Its chemical ter, W. 154-156.
principles, 251. Nitrate and Evils, natural, converted into bless-
muriate of tin, 251.
ings, W. 10.