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PROPOSED NEW PARK, menced my operations; and he again laughed. But when he endeavored to draw up the

HAMPSTEAD HEATH. quilt, I held it back, and he immediately

NOBODY CAN NOW TELL us where Lonstretched forth his hand to seize that of don begins ; neither can anybody tell us the person whom he supposed to be under where it ends. It has already swallowed up the bed. Instead of letting him catch mine, nearly all the suburban villages ; and it I put the dead man's hand into his, taking threatens to extend its encroachments far care to keep a strong hold of the arm. The and wide into the country. The dwellers in Greek

made a most violent effort to draw to the "City" have long given up all hope of wards him, by the hand which he had seized, ever seeing blue skies and green fields, ex; the person to whom it belonged, when suddenly cept on holidays—which, in the City, beyond I let go my hold, and the Greek spoke not a any other place in the world, are few and word, nor uttered the least cry. Having far between. Even those who are privileged played off my trick, I regained my, room, to reside in the outskirts, which twenty and went to bed, thinking that I had given years ago were pleasant meadows and green him a good fright, and nothing more.

lanes, now find they can hardly reach a But the next morning, I was awakened by quiet spot in the compass of a summer's a confused noise of people running back

evening walk. wards and forwards through the house. I

By such persons as these, the value of our got up to learn the cause; and on meeting public parks and enclosures can alone be the lady of the house, she told me that I had properly estimated ; and by them they are carried things too far.

felt to be essentials of existence. There is 'Why, what is the matter ?" “ Mr. Demetrius is dead."

one lovely rural spot (almost the only one),

yet left within easy walking distance; and * Well, what have I to do with his death ?” that is, Hampstead Heath. Primrose Hill

, She quitted me without making any it has been prophesied, will hereafter be the answer; and I, though not a little alarmed. centre of London ; but though that event is, went to the Greek's room fully determined to say the least, a distant one, it requires no to affect the most profound ignorance of this prophet's eye to foresee that in two or three adventure. were assembled there ; and I found, besides

, years it will become the centre of a new and the curé engaged in a violent altercation populous town, if something be not done to

arrest the building-enterprises which are with the beadle, who positively refused to re

going on around it. The beautiful spot we bury the arm, which still lay in the room, have mentioned will become almost valueEvery one looked upon me with horror, and less; and it will no longer afford to the pentit was in vain that I protested I was a total stranger to the affair . From all sides they there at present. Impressed with these

up citizen the delightful walks he enjoys cried out, “ It was you, for you alone are views, and animated by a philanthropic capable of doing such an act; it resembles

spirit, Professor Cockerell has come forward you in every particular." The cure told me I had committed a very IIampstead Heath into a park, to be con;

with a magnificent scheme for turning heinous crime, and that it was his duty to in- nected with Primrose Hill" by a boulevard form the proper authorities of it. I told him 300 feet in width, so as to form one contihe might do as he pleased, for, as I had nothing to reproach myself with, I had no

nuous promenade with the Regent's Park.

With reference to this grand scheme, our cause to be afraid. At dinner I learned that

contemporary the Builder, says: the Greek, having been blooded, had opened his eyes, but that he was unable to speak, Taking our course from the Regent's Park, the and that all his limbs were paralysed. The road proposes to pass over the commanding height next day he recovered his speech; when I of Primrose Hill, and thence to ascend graceleft the house he was still paralytic, and his fully by a magnificent park-ride and avenue mind in a very enfeebled state, from which or boulevard-reminding us of the most enhe never completely recovered during the chanting continental arrangement-till it enters rest of his life.

the Hampstead Road, by the existing beautiful The curé had caused the arm to be re- ing builling land by situations for the most de

avenue of Belsize Park, improving the surroundburied, and communicated all the details of sirable villas and gardened habitations. the affair to the episcopal chancelry of Tre- The course thence is by Hampstead Green, visa.

passing over another commanding eminence

known as Traitor's Hill, from which an admirable SELF-INTEREST.

view of London and surrounding scenery presents

itself, through land now desired to be built over, How difficult a thing it is to persuade a man and which, if so appropriated, would for ever deto reason against his own interest; though he is face the beautiful locality. From this ground the convinced that equity is against him!— TRUSLER. I road mounts to the Royal Terrace across the Heath, appreciated alike by tho monarch and the clapsed, the insult is not forgotten. Several mechanic, and continues to the well-known Firs, years passed ere I could overcome her dislike to from whence is enjoyed a lovely view of Harrow the color. After three years we moved our resiand the western country, unsurpassed by the dence, and during the change I went on a visit to imaginings of Claude and Turner.

some friends, with whom I remained three In the enjoyment of this beautiful scenery, we months. I then returned, bringing the bird with descend the Heath to a hamlet designated North me; it had been unaccountably dull during the End, and proceed around its western verge to a whole time. It was night when I arrived; and third commanding height, called Telegraph Hill, as soon as my sister spoke, it became agitated and which, as its name implies, is a landmark through flew about to have its cage opened. It then immethe country, and again displays to us a new and diately took wing to her, with every demonstration enchanting panorama. Here we arrive at a fur- of affection; and from that time to this, its conther portion of the ground desired to be appro- stancy has remained unshaken. Vainly have we priated for building, but which this project would tried to deceive it by night or day. Its hatred to secure as a necessary adjunct to the enjoyment of me was as great, and it will fly after me, scold the Heath; passing through this land, the road me, peck me, and annoy me in every way it can, Fould return to the upper terrace. The extent of On one occasion alone has it shown any kind open ground would in all be about 300 acres. feeling, and that was, during the absence of my

We have taken it for granted that this remark. sister for nine weeks, when she left it under my able suburb is known to our readers; if not, let charge. But as soon as she returned, I was cast them take the trouble to survey it from the off. All attempts to divert its affection, by proheights we have cited, in this pleasant season, viding a suitable mate, have failed; but my sister and we need add no further argument to convince can do anything with it,-pull its head, squeeze every beholder and lover of this metropolis, of the it, play any trick with it. Caresses, and the vast importance of securing, once for all, this un- sweetest "coo,” are the sole return. It follows rivalled pleasure-ground for our overgrowing her everywhere ; takes the needle from her Babylon. Parks we have, it is true; but none to hand when she is at work; the pen when compare with what this would be.

Nature has writing; and it will sit on her hand and kiss it, formed it for the purpose, and art would seek in whilst she is engaged at the piano. It is remarkvain to improve it.

ably fond of bread, biscuit, butter, and salt ; and We cannot but regard the project as a Then will it return to its place, by or on my sister.

freely helps itself at breakfast to these articles. noble one. It is perfectly evident that This bird is now in its thirteenth year. It is in nothing else can save the most beautiful of the full enjoyment of health, and boasts a very our suburbs from positive destruction. It is fine plumage. This latter, I think, is much therefore with the greatest pleasure, as well aided by its enjoyment of a very large bath, in as from a deep conviction of duty, that we which it splashes, rolls, and sits for a quarter of raise our voice, however feeble, along with an hour together. It is a hen bird, and once it that of other portions of the metropolitan deposited an egg at the bottom of the cage. It press, in defence of a proposal so excellent, mistress fears for its safety, and now guards

has taken flight from home at intervals; but its so deserving of universal support.

against its straying. The old spaniel is still

alive, but he has lost all his vivacity and pleasure ORIGINAL CORRESPONDENCE. in accompanying bis master and mistress in their

equestrian trips. The original cat, too, has given The Turtle Dove. -As your paper is so warm place to a very fine specimen of the soft and longan advocate for the feathered race, and you evi- haired species, with a tail like a lady's boa, dently delight in recording the many little traits brought up by a relative's groom. It is a great by which they endear themselves to their owners, pet, and friendly with both dog and bird.

Its I offer no apology for adding my testimony to usual resting place at night used to be a silk that of others. I would speak to you about the apron, which Tom would search for all over my turtle dove-the genuine turtle dove, which comes room till found. Since I have been absent (now to our island in April and leaves in September. many months), Puss has sought and found During a four years' residence in Essex, a parish- another friend to inake his couch for him.ioner of my brother's had reared one of these E. F. P., Kingston Lisle, Berks, July 16. birds, which in the course of many visits to his sick brother, I had often admired as it fearlessly [We always have very great pleasure in giving sat with the shepherd's dog and cat. As winter insertion to true anecdotes of animals. Their advanced, the youth entreated me to accept his winning ways, affectionate endearments, and sinpet, which he feared would be killed by winter's gular attachinents, deserve more notice than is cold, unless carefully nursed. I accepted the usually taken of them. The cat above alluded to pretty gift, and carried it at once to my home, is of the Angora breed. These are noted for their where it became speedily attached to me. It affection. We very much regret the many “fabriformed a great friendship, too, with a black cat cated" anecdotes which at this season find such and favorite spaniel, whose food it sought to share ready entrance into our public journals. They from the same platter. This bird never forgot an are called "funny,” and certainly they do elicit a affront. A member of the family, whose patience laugh ; but they do a vast injury to the study of was exhausted in seeking unsuccessfully her natural history. There are plenty of pleasing friendship, waved a red handkerchief at her. " facts, "without having recourse to witty invenSuo was terrified, and though eight years have tion.)

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Sea-side Plants" and Pleasantries.-We all sufferer exclaimed, “Forgive me, Admiral, forknow, Mr. Editor, the various schemes which give me.” On such an occasion Nelson would are at this season “tried on” at our watering- look round with wild anxiety, and as all his offiplaces. The following “plant,” which appears cers kept silence, he would say,

" What! none of not to have “taken," will serve to raise a smile, you speak for me? Avast, cast him off!”. And if it does not put any intended victim upon his then added to the culprit, “ Jack, in the day of guard. The child seems to have learnt mamma's battle, remember me.'

." He became a good fellow lesson perfectly; and her failure was “not for in future. A poor man was about to be logged the want of any exertion on her part :

a landsman-and few pitied him. His offence was

drunkenness. As he was being tied up, a lovely “ The Marquis is not to be won, Mamma;

girl, contrary to all rules, rushed through the My advances he seems to shun, Mamma!

officers, and, falling on her knees, clasped Nelson's I appeal to you

hand, in which were the articles of war, exclaimWhat am I to do?

ing, Pray, forgive him, your Honour; he shall O, tell me what's next to be done, Mamma?"

never offend again." " YOUR FACE,” said Nel“Have you sat by his lordship's side, my child ?

is a security for his good behavior. Let And every blandishment tried, my child ?

him go; the fellow cannot be bad who has such Have you heav'd deep sighs,

a lovely creature in his care. This man rose to And look'd in his eyes ?

be lieutenant; his name was William Pye. A And adroitly flatter'd his pride, my child ?"

record of the above in OUR JOURNAL, Mr.

Editor, cannot be out of place at this particular “O) yes; and I've done even more, Mamma; time. “Discipline” is about to be “ rigorously Things I never have done before, Mamma; enforced,” it is said. May mercy guide the For I fainted quite,

hand that inflicts the torture V10LET, WorIn his arms last night,

cester. As we stood on the sea-girt shore, Mamma!”

Green Parrots.—The family in which I reside, "If the man is proof against that, my child, have long had a favorite parrot; and have always Why the sooner he takes his hat, my child, been in the habit of feeding it with bread, butter, Between you and me,

indeed anything of which they have themselves The better 'twill be,

been partaking. A few evenings since, they gave For you see he's not such a flat, my child !!” “ Poor Polly" its tea as usual. It appeared quite

E. C. W. well and happy. However, in less than two hours [This is a very fair specimen of maternal afterwards it dropped from its perch and died maneuvres, which are now on" for the season. suddenly. We found on examination, that its Flats! look out.]

mouth was full of bread. Can you tell me the

cause of its death? I need not tell you how How to Cultivate Water-Cresses.-Choose a truly grieved we are at its loss.-F. S. B., Jermyn moist situation--if near a pond, or the pump, the Street. better, with a light rich soil. Procure either [The bird was no doubt choked. Not being seeds, or plants, or cuttings, in the spring; it able to swallow its food, it had a fit. This termiplants, set them about six inches distant. They nated in death. We have known several occurwill soon grow, and the produce will amply repay rences of this kind. Great care should be taken the trouble. Keeping them moderately moist, to prepare the food properly.] they will continue many years, growing good crops.-G. H.

Canaries, and Goldfinch-Mules.-I consulted

you last year about my birds. Your answer was, Black-Beetles and Cockroaches.—You have Keep your goldfinch until next year. Your told us of several things which these animals old canaries are useless to breed from." I did stand in dread of; but nothing will so effectually not see this advice printed in the JOURNAL till a get rid of them as quick-lime, spread over their very long time after it appeared, as the bookhaunts. It fairly burns them up if they approach ; sellers persisted in saying the "work was disconand they instinctively dread coming in contact tinued." Indeed, to this day, I am deficient of a with it.-W. S.

great many back numbers.* Under these cir

cumstances, I placed my goldfinch in a breeding. Justice and Mercy not inseparable.- In the cage, with a canary one year old. In two days a days of Nelson, my dear sir. justice on board a nest was formed, and shortly afterwards I found man-of-war was tempered with mercy. It is not in it six eggs. These, however, were quickly

We hear of men being scourged with broken by the goldfinch. Another nest was the lash, and we are told it is necessary by way built, and four eggs this time were laid. The hen of example! Now, Nelson had a heart, and yet sat twenty-one days ; but the eggs were all unpro he was a good commander! We are told 'he ductive. A third nest was formed, and four eggs was always unwilling to inflict punishment, and laid. The hen sat twenty days, but the result when he was obliged, as he called it, “to endure "as before." The old birds made no nest. the torture of seeing men flogged,” he came out So much for last year. This year, I tried the old of his cabin with a hurried step, ran into the gangway, made his bow to the officers, and, * Apply for your deficient Numbers and Parts reading the articles of war the culprit had in. at 12, Great Castle Street, Regent Street. You fringed, said, “ Boatswain, do your duty." The will there be able to obtain what you require.lash was instantly applied, and, consequently, the En. K. J.

80 now.


eggs bad.

hen with the goldfinch. They have built twice, analogy, it is evident there are at least two—the had eggs twice, and sat twice. But all in vegetable and the animal. Some extend sensation vain, no young were hatched ! I have tried a even to minerals; and, according to them, earths young cock goldfinch, and a young hen canary. have a less perfect sensation than bitumen and They have built

, laid, sat, twice. Still, all the sulphur. These yield to metals---metals to vitriols

How is this ?-A. L. Furman, Port- -vitriols to lower salts. These to lower species land Place.

of crystallisation-and those to what are called [You should never attempt to breed from old stones. The mineral is connected to the vegetabio birds. It is useless-time thrown away. Gold-world by the amianthes and lytophi:es. llure in finches often break the eggs. They are very mis- new species of sensation begins-a sensation perchievous birds. All your hen birds are evidently taking of the united qualities of mineral and vegeanfruitful. You did wrong to let them sit beyond table, having the former in a much greater degree a fortnight. It weakeng them. Get rid of all than the latter. Vegetable is more acute than your stud, and try again next season. Apply to mineral sensation; therefore more delicate. Its CLIFFORD, 24, Great St. Andrew Street, Holborn. degrees and qualities aspire in regular order, from He will supply you at an easy rate, and not let the root to the moving plant. The polypus unites you have any birds but those which can be de- plants to insects. The tube-worm seems to conpended on. Consult him, too, about your cages,

nect insects with shells and reptiles. The seaand the proper place to fix and suspend them in. cel and the water-serpent connect reptiles with All these things are important. We are really sorry

fishes. The flying-fish forms the link between to hear of your disappointments, after taking so fishes and birds—bats associate quadrupeds with much trouble. By the way, it would be a pity birds--and the various gradations of monkeys and to part with the two tame birds you speak of apes fill up the space between quadrupeds and at the end of your note. Though not adapted for men.—LECTOR. the breeding-cage, they will be nice companions.)

Gentle Words and Loving Hearts.—No apology Ask-colored Parrot, with Bad Habits.—About need be offered to the readers of our own two months since, I purchased an ash-colored Journal for asking insertion for the following: parrot, it being at the time I purchased it nearly

A YOUNG rose in the summer time denuded of its feathers. I learnt, on inquiry, Is beautiful to me, that for the last three years it had been fed on

And glorious the many stars hemp-seed, milk, and bread. This diet I have

That glimmer on the sea; Dot entirely altered; substituting, in its stead,

But gentle words and loving hearts, bread soaked in boiled milk, and a little ripe And hands to clasp my own, fruit. Still it continues to pluck out its feathers;

Are better than the fairest flowers and within the last few days, it has bitten all the

Or stars that ever shone. red feathers in the tail close off at the stump. It has also taken to a very bad habit of re-produc- The sun may warm the grass to life, ing in its mouth the food previously swallowed. The dew the drooping flower, This it does whenever I speak to it; and I appre- And eyes grow bright and watch the light hend it is a token (though a most disagreeable Of autumn's opening hour : one), of pleasure at being noticed. Can you tell But words that breathe of tenderness, me how I shall cure either or both of these bad And smiles we know are true, habits ?-W.8. F., Devon.

Are warmer than the summer time, Will you please to turn to the article on And brighter than the dew. " Parrots," at page 64, Vol. III. of OUR JOURNAL. We quite lean towards the argument of Dr. Mor- It is not much the world can give, E, therein introduced, as to the cause of this irri- With all its subtle art, tability. It is all but incurable, as the bird is And gold and gems are not the things never free from suffering. Never give it any meat, To satisfy the heart; or feed it "high," and keep it in a very cheerful But oh, if those who cluster round situation. On an elevated stand in the garden,

The altar and the hearth, Woald be a nice spot. Constant change of scene

Have gentle words and loving smiles, might distract the bird's attention, and so cure

How beautiful is earth!

8. him of his fielgetty habits; but if the cause still entinues, there will be a recurrence of the evil. Experiments with the Sensitive Plunt.Me fear the other bad habit is equally difficult of The Journal de Loiret states, that Dr. Breton

There is no way of convincing these ani- neau, of Tours, has subjected the sensitive plant mals they are doing wrong. Unlike the dog in to the influence of chloroform. and that wbilst every respect, they mechanically obey the im- under its influence, the leaves were perfectly pulse of the moment; and if they drop one bad insensible to any touch. The Journal adds, that babit, it is too often to replace it by another. The the same experiment was lately tried at Orleans trile of parrots is completely sui generis. We on a sensitive plant. One flower having been bave very many consultations about them, and subjected to the action of chloroform, never moved most of the owners tell one and the same tale. when being cut to pieces, whilst another flower on We would most gladly help you if we could.] the same stem closed up the moment the hand

came near it.-Eliza D. Animal and Vegetable Sensation.-How many species of sensation Nature has created, it is im- Ranunculuses in Winter.—To have Ranun. pessible to conjecture. But by all the rules of culuses in bloom in winter, the bulbs are planted,


In this way

in Holland, in the month of August, or later up nothing more annihilating to the hopes of the to November, in frames or cool dung beds. If the gardener than the latent workings of a destructive weather prove bad in the autumn, lights are put insect. Cold and heat, wind and rain, with all on the frames ; and again, when the temperature the atmospheric changes for which the seasons of the external air will allow, are removed. I saw are now so remarkable, may, in some measure, at a nursery in Haarlem, Ranunculuses grown on be provided for; but there is no guarding against this plan blooming in middle of December.-W. danger the existence of which is unknown. Many Tarter, in the Algemeine Gartenzeitung. a fine plant, which has been cultivared with

unusual care, has withered from this cause ; and Oil from Tobacco Seed.-Having been fortunate this, too, at the moment when the development enough to discover that one seed of tobacco contains of its blossoms, or the perfection of its fruition, above 15 per cent. of its weight of drying oil, of has been expected with anxiety. superior quality and of easy extraction, I take the carnation and piccotee have perished from the liberty of communicating this discovery to you, the secret ravages of the wire-worm, the melon as one which, if published in England, may be of and cucumber from that of the reil-spider, and the great advantage to those of the British colonies rose from the worm i' the bud."

To destroy where that plant is cultivated. The process these insects, therefore, becomes the first consiemployed by me for the extraction of the oil is to deration of the gardener ; but nothing will answer reduce the seed to powder, and knead it into a stiff this purpose short of wholesale extermination. paste with quantum sufficit of hot water, and then Though most insects live but one season, yet submit it to the action of a strong press. I then their powers of reproduction almost exceed belief. expose the oil thus obtained to a moderate heat, It has been calculated that the common house-fly which, by coagulating the vegetable albumen of produces, in three months, no fewer than 700.000 the seed, causes all impurities contained in the oil of its species; whilst the aphis rosa (the roseto form a cake at the bottom of the vessel employed, plant louse), in the course of the season, creates leaving the oil perfectly limpid and clear. The oil at least ten generations, each generation averagfrom tobacco-seed, though extremely limpid, pos- ing fifty individuals; so that by multiplying sesses the drying quality to a much higher degree fifty-nine times by itself, one egg will give than any other oil known to mema circumstance origin to the almost incredible number of which will render it of great value to painters and 25,065,093,750,000,000,000! This, be it rememvarnish makers. The only object I have in bered, is but one species, out of twenty-seven, making this discovery known to you, is my desire which infest the rose-tree alone. But in this reto be of service to my country and fellow-subjects, spect, the oak is still more wonderful than the and my not having the means of publishing it rose-naturalists having recorded some hundreds myself in England. -ALFRED HALL-FREDINNICK, of different species as feeding upon a single leaf. Tchernoy Rinokie, near Kisliar.

The flowery leaf

Wants not its soft inbabitant. Secure, Florists' Flowers.—Let me tell those of your Within the winding citadel, the stove readers who are anxious to raise these interest- Holds multitudes. But chief in forest boughs ing subjects with a view to getting new varieties, That dance unnumbered to the playful breeze, that they have no chance without saving the seed The downy orchard, and the melting pulp themselves. Let them buy four or six, or even a dozen, of the best and most distinct varieties Of evanescent insects.

Of mellow fruit, the nameless nations feed in cultivation, and save seeds from them, and there will be hope of a few good things; but who But if the number of insects are calculated to that had saved seeds from the best would sell | excite astonishment, what must we think of their them to a seedsman? It is not likely that, when minuteness? The red spider is anongst tho a good novelty will fetch pounds, the owners of smallest of the genus that infest the garden; it is seed calculated to produce good novelties would not easily perceived without the aid of the microssell it. The secds supplied to the shops are cope, and, on that account, is considered a phesaved from those varieties which produce freely. nomenon. But this will appear gigantic when Single and semi-double dahlias, pinks, carnations, compared with an insect we saw a few days ago, piccotees, roses, &c., yield seed in abundance, and designated the " wheel animalcule.” It was magyou might sow an acre without producing a good nified 25,000 times its natural size, and yet in variety ; whereas, if you get none but a few good this state was no larger than a common-size grub. ones, and get but a single pod of seed, you may The most wonderful part of this insect is the conhave that which will pay for all the trouble, and struction of its mouth, which is formed of two be worthy of bearing your name. Neville, the revolving wheels, continually in, motion, but secretary of the South London Floricultural So- moving in opposite direction to each other. With ciety, raised the dahlia called the Hope, or Metro- this machinery the insect is supposed to procure politan Rose, for which he was paid £100, and its food, consisting of animalcula much smaller had very few seedlings; yet we were invited to than itself; these animalculæ again prey upon see six thousand dahlias, and could not find one others still more minute; and these last lead a worth a shilling.-George GLENNY.

similar existence—and so on, ad infinitum.-E. C. Destructive Insects.- Now is the trying time Lime Water for Hens.—During the last season, for all who love their gardens. A single night, Mr. Joseph Wilcox, of Wayne, having occasion at this season, is oftentimes productive of irrepa- to administer lime water to a sick horse, inadverrable mischief ; for the enemy works in the dark, tently left a pail of the preparation in his barn, and hides himself in the day-time. There is which remained there for some timo, serving as

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