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KIDD'S

OWN JOURNAL;

FOR

INTER-COMMUNICATIONS ON NATURAL HISTORY,

POPULAR SCIENCE, AND THINGS IN GENERAL.

CONDUCTED BY

WILLIAM KIDD, OF HAMMERSMITH.

VOLUME IV.

'Tis NOW OLD WINTER binds
Our strengthened bodies in his cold embrace,
Constringent; feeds and animates our blood;
Refines our spirits through the new-strung nerves,
In swifter sallies darting to the brain.
All Nature feels the renovating force
Or WINTER, Only to the thoughtless eye.
Is ruin seen.

THOmson.

LONDON:

WILLIAM SPOONER, No. 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 MʻLEOD.

M. DCCC. LIII.

LONDON:

M. 6. MYERS, 22, TAVISTOCK STREET, COVENT GARDEN,

867/

30-5

TO THE READER.

ALBEIT WE ARE an avowed enemy of Fashion, yet do we vastly
approve the fashion that recognises a short Preface.

All we need say, on issuing a Fourth VOLUME, lies in a nut-
shell. Our friends are now so numerous—our fair fame is so extensive
-and our Information, gathered from all parts of the World, is so
interesting—that we have only to tender our best thanks to those who
have so bravely supported us; and to express the hope that we shall
win even more laurels ere we meet again.

The Contents of this Volume speak for themselves. An
endeavor has been made to render them amusing as instructive. To
produce, and arrange the subjects, has been a labor of love; and if our
readers feel, whilst perusing them, one twentieth part of the pleasure
We have experienced whilst preparing them for the public eye,-then
will our fondest hopes be realised.

WILLIAM KIDD.

New ROAD, HAMMERSMITH,

January 2nd, 1854.

INDEX AND CONTENTS OF VOLUME IV.

ESSAYS AND SKETCHES.

Air, Value of, to the Roots of Plants, 2 50 Crystal Palace, at Sydenham, The, 55, 181

Animal and Vegetable Sensation, 53

Cuckoo, The, 276

Ant, The, 356

Cypress, The, 124
Ants and Earwigs, to Destroy, 189

Dardanelles, The, 254
Arabian Scenery, 12!

Delicacy, “ Extraordinary " Instance of, 192

Ardent Spirits, 198, 312, 373

Destructive Insects, 54

"Art" of Advertising, The, 222, 367

Dog, The, 39, 41, 42, 107, 109, 168, 172, 234,
Art, Triumph of, 334

236, 249, 296, 298, 361, 363, 374
Ass, The, 63

Duration of Human Life, Average, 120

Atmosphere and its Pressure, 141

Earth, The, An Ocean of Melted Rock, 56

Australia, Natural History of, 323

Earthquakes in the Tropics, 125

Auto-Biography of a Dog, 39, 107, 168, 234, 296, Echoes, Remarkable, 64, 249
361

England, Good by Compulsion, 245
Awful Interrogative, An, 223

England's National Failing, 32

Aztec Children, The, 31, 301

English Climate, The, 254, 335

Bul Temper, 32

Cottage, An, 264

Baldness, Causes of, 87

Modesty, 91

Beauty, analysed by “Walter," 317

Engravings Copied by Iodine, 119

Bees, 56, 59, 121, 124, 186, 188, 227

Birds, British Song, Acclimated in the United

States, 213, 289

Confined in Cages, 253

Autumnal Ramble, by “Our Editor,"209; Christ-

Eyes of, 250

mas, 281, 295, 301, 305, 320, 352; Clouds of

Our “Noble,” 357

Heaven, The, 260; Condescension, 81; Death,

Their Dislike to White Fruit, 60

The, of Summer, 214; Death Viewed as Sleep,

Provincial Names of, 249

17; Education of Women in England and

Vocal Machinery of, 121

America, 142; Essay on Good Taste, 68 ;

Black Beetles, 52

Fashionable Weddings, 272; Fashionable Fol-
Blessing, The, of Pure Water, 185

lies, 273; First Oyster Eater, The, 95; Gen-
Blindness, Thoughts on, 160

tleness and its Power, 5; Golden Rules of Life,

Boring Shells, 123

198; Hints to Fast Men, 22; Hospitals of

Botanical Notes,-Salcombe Aloes, &c., 325 London, 259; How to make Home “ Happy,"
Bronchitis, Cure for, 254

221; Human Heart, The, 193; Journey of Life,

Bullfinch, The, 251

The, 270; Little Children, 161;

Batter, Statistics of, 120

Things," 159, 319, 337; Loves and the
Canaries Living in the Open Air, 252

Graces, 143 ; Man's Weak Point, 330;
Capercailzie, or Cock of the Woods, 27

Musings by a Benedict, 7; Nature's Master-

Cat, The, 51, 115, 122, 191, 246, 319, 373, 374 piece, the Mechanism of the Human Body,

Cats and Mesmerism, 374

65; Notes upon Notes, 129, 273; Our Mirror

Cedar, The, 11, 127

of the Months, 34, 102, 171, 232, 294, 350,

Chaffincb, A Remarkable White, 219, 318

353; Our Moral Nature, 365 ; Past, Present,

Cheap Penny Publications,—The Curse of the and Future, 321 ; Puffing Husbands and

Land, 266

Patient Wives, 74; Study of Natural His-

China and the Chinese, 324

tory, 257 ; Summer, and more of its “ Con-
Chinese Primrose, 126

sequences,” 26; Thoughts on a Few Drops of

Chloroform as a Motive Power, 255

Water, 93; To-day and To-morrow, 197;

Cold, How to Cure a, 252

Travelling at Home and Abroad, 179; What

Convents, and Similar Abominations, 10, 24, 77 do we all Live for? 1; Wife, The, of a Literary
“ The Agapemone,” 10

Man, 131; Wives, Useful and Useless, 86;
Cricket, The, 189

Women and Novels, 265; World's Kindness,

Cruelty to Animals, 137, 283, 312, 327, 340 The, 203 ; Wrong Letter-Box, The, 66.

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