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THE

SEA-SIDE COMPANION.

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THE

SEA-SIDE COMPANION;

OR,

MARINE NATURAL HISTORY.

BY

MARY ROBERTS,

AUTHOR OP " DOMESTICATED ANIMALS;” “CONCHOLOGIST'S COMPANION;"

“SELECT FEMALE BIOGRAPHY,' &c. &c.

With. illustrative Wood - Cuts, by Baxter.

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LONDON:
PRINTED FOR WHITTAKER & CO.

1835.

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Various branches of Natural History have been ably and elegantly discussed, but no one has particularly spoken of the Coral race; of Corallines, and Fungi, and the migrations of the finny tribes; or shewn forth the beneficence of the Creator, in this portion of his works. Their natural history has been hitherto confined to the dry details of science, with little, if any reference to their wonderful organization, and to the benefits which their migrations annually confer on the most inhospitable regions of the globe. Yet, where shall we find a more interesting subject for discussion and research? The Author of the following pages has endeavoured to supply this deficiency; and in so doing, it is presumed that the train of thought which has been pursued, with occasional descriptions of the countries to which the migratory species annually resort, will render this work interesting to the general reader.

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