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of Abyssinia - Very abundant in the Red Sea-Concurring with the sands of the Lybian Desert, to prove that our Continents are not of more remote antiquity than has been assigned to them in the book of Genesis

- Coral Reefs advantageous to shipping; their singular beauty-Where most numerous-- Poetry-Progressive Increase - - - - - - - - page 36

LETTER VI.
General remarks on the Construction of Fish, on the

organs of Sight and Hearing, on the arrangement of
the Teeth and Scales - - - - - - 49

LETTER VII.
Organs of Swimming ; Air Bladder-Closing Remarks - 59

LETTER VIII.
Morning walk on the Beach at Portland — Prismatic

Colours reflected from the scales of fishes-Division of
the Colours of aquatic animals into three classes : one
evidently designed for beauty; another for concealment;
a third to point out the character of the fish to which
it is assigned—Instances of each--Sketch of Cress-
brook - Phosphorescent Light emitted by numerous
Sharks-Reason of this peculiarity, noticed by Steller-
Sketches of Scenery in the Arundel country on the
banks of Chesapeake Bay— Pleasure afforded by the
study of Nature in one of the wildest parts of that
country- Early Christians adopted the figure of a
fish, as symbolical of their faith, and sculptured it on
their tombs - - - - - - - - 70

LETTER IX.
Configuration of Fishes, and obvious relationship to

their native element -- Illustrative instances — Fly-
ing Fish-Poetry— Extraordinary construction of the
Black Goby, Occellated Sucker, and Sucking Fish-
Cicero's reflections on the Fishing Frog - - - 87

LETTER X.
Subject continued--Instances of mechanical contrivance

in the means of defence-Observations on the Weaver,
and the Hag, the Torpedo, Cramp-fish, and Electrical
Silurus

- - - - - - - 108

LETTER XI.
Dangerous Fish- Different species of the Shark genus-

Ancient English Ballad—Extraordinary manner in
which the excessive rapidity of the Shark is counter-
acted— Useful in the general harmony of Nature-
Poisonous Fishes in the Seas of the Balama, and Sand-
wich Islands—Law in Japan respecting them—Closing
Observations

- - page 125

LETTER XII.
Salmon Genus-Beautiful Scenery of Bethgellert, and

the Lake of Llynberis, in North Wales-River Trout
abundant in the Temperate and Arctic regions of the
Globe — Sketches of Iceland Scenery, in connexion
with the Migration of the Trout-Char Salmon; where
most numerous; extraordinary adherence to local
situation – Means by which the Salmon genus are
diffused — Loch Levin-PoetryUmbra of the Lake
Leman-Sketch of Dovedale, in Derbyshire - - 137

LETTER XIII.
Migrations of the Salmon genus—Salmon Leaps at Ken-

neth, Pont Aberglassin, Leixlep, and Tivy; the last
mentioned by the Poet Drayton, and Camden-Obser-
vations on different Species belonging to the Salmon
genus, with the Places to which they principally resort,
and the benefits they annually confer - Notice of the
brigades which enter the rivers of Kamschatka towards
the autumnal equinox- Peculiarities connected with the
bed of the surrounding Ocean-Islands of Ice-Magni-
ficent Solitudes of Greenland - The Seas and Lakes of
Siberia and Iceland, of Finmark and Sweden, abound
with Fish-Singular Phenomenon on the Lake Wetten 156

LETTER XIV.
Migrations of the Cod Fish-Magnificent Scenery of

Almahalan, in Iceland-Fishing season, Beautiful Phe-
nomenon of the Driving Cascade-Extensive Fishery
on the Coast of Newfoundland-Station on the Great
Bank-By whom first discovered-Sebastian Cabot-
Last Moments of that extraordinary Man--- Arrival of
vast Shoals of the Cod genus on the shores of the
Feroe, Orkney, and Shetland Islands-Appearance of
the Dogger Bank --Haddocks—Peninsula of Kams-
chatka-Closing Remarks - - - - - 177

of Abyssinia — Very abundant in the Red Sea-Concurring with the sands of the Lybian Desert, to prove that our Continents are not of more remote antiquity than has been assigned to them in the book of Genesis -- Coral Reefs advantageous to shipping; their singular beauty-Where most numerous— Poetry-Progressive Increase - - - - - - - - page

36

LETTER VI.
General remarks on the Construction of Fish, on the

organs of Sight and Hearing, on the arrangement of
the Teeth and Scales - - - - - - 49

LETTER VII.
Organs of Swimming ; Air Bladder—Closing Remarks - 59

LETTER VIII.
Morning walk on the Beach at Portland - Prismatic

Colours reflected from the scales of fishes-- Division of
the Colours of aquatic animals into three classes : one
evidently designed for beauty; another for concealment;
a third to point out the character of the fish to which
it is assigned- Instances of each-Sketch of Cress-
brook - Phosphorescent Light emitted by numerous
Sharks-Reason of this peculiarity, noticed by Steller-
Sketches of Scenery in the Arundel country on the
banks of Chesapeake Bay— Pleasure afforded by the
study of Nature in one of the wildest parts of that
country— Early Christians adopted the figure of a
fish, as symbolical of their faith, and sculptured it on
their tombs - - - - - - - - 70

LETTER IX.
Configuration of Fishes, and obvious relationship to

their native element - Illustrative instances — Fly-
ing Fish—Poetry— Extraordinary construction of the
Black Goby, Occellated Sucker, and Sucking Fish-
Cicero's reflections on the Fishing Frog - - - 87

LETTER X.
Subject continued - Instances of mechanical contrivance

in the means of defence-Observations on the Weaver,
and the Hag, the Torpedo, Cramp-fish, and Electrical
Silurus - - - - - - - - 108

LETTER XI.
Dangerous Fish–Different species of the Shark genus-

Ancient English Ballad—Extraordinary manner in
which the excessive rapidity of the Shark is counter-
actedUseful in the general harmony of Nature-
Poisonous Fishes in the Seas of the Balama, and Sand-
wich Islands—Law in Japan respecting them-Closing
Observations - - - - - - page 125

LETTER XII.
Salmon Genus—Beautiful Scenery of Bethgellert, and

the Lake of Llynberis, in North Wales–River Trout
abundant in the Temperate and Arctic regions of the
Globe — Sketches of Iceland Scenery, in connexion
with the Migration of the Trout-Char Salmon; where
most numerous; extraordinary adherence to local
situation – Means by which the Salmon genus are
diffused-Loch Levin-Poetry-Umbra of the Lake
Leman-Sketch of Dovedale, in Derbyshire - - 137

LETTER XIII.
Migrations of the Salmon genus-Salmon Leaps at Ken-

neth, Pont Aberglassin, Leixlep, and Tivy; the last
mentioned by the Poet Drayton, and Camden-Obser-
vations on different Species belonging to the Salmon
genus, with the Places to which they principally resort,
and the benefits they annually confer - Notice of the
brigades which enter the rivers of Kamschatka towards
the autumnal equinox- Peculiarities connected with the
bed of the surrounding Ocean-Islands of Ice-Magni-
ficent Solitudes of Greenland— The Seas and Lakes of
Siberia and Iceland, of Finmark and Sweden, abound
with Fish--Singular Phenomenon on the Lake Wetten 156

LETTER XIV.
Migrations of the Cod Fish-Magnificent Scenery of

Almahalan, in Iceland-Fishing season-Beautiful Phe-
nomenon of the Driving Cascade-Extensive Fishery
on the Coast of Newfoundland-Statior "he Great
Bank-By whom first discovered
Last Moments of that extraordina
vast Shoals of the Cod genus o
Feroe, Orkney, and Shetland Isle
the Dogger Bank --Haddocks-
chatka-Closing Remarks

of Abyssinia - Very abundant in the Red Sea-Concurring with the sands of the Lybian Desert, to prove that our Continents are not of more remote antiquity than has been assigned to them in the book of Genesis -- Coral Reefs advantageous to shipping; their singular beauty-Where most numerous— Poetry-Progressive Increase - - - - - - - - page

36

LETTER VI.
General remarks on the Construction of Fish, on the

organs of Sight and Hearing, on the arrangement of
the Teeth and Scales - - - - - - 49

LETTER VII. Organs of Swimming ; Air Bladder-Closing Remarks - 59

LETTER VIII.
Morning walk on the Beach at Portland - Prismatic

Colours reflected from the scales of fishes-Division of
the Colours of aquatic animals into three classes : one
evidently designed for beauty ; another for concealment;
a third to point out the character of the fish to which
it is assigned-Instances of each-Sketch of Cress-
brook – Phosphorescent Light emitted by numerous
Sharks-Reason of this peculiarity, noticed by Steller-
Sketches of Scenery in the Arundel country on the
banks of Chesapeake Bay— Pleasure afforded by the
study of Nature in one of the wildest parts of that
country- Early Christians adopted the figure of a
fish, as symbolical of their faith, and sculptured it on
their tombs - - - - - - - -

70

LETTER IX.
Configuration of Fishes, and obvious relationship to

their native element - Illustrative instances — Fly-
ing Fish-Poetry— Extraordinary construction of the
Black Goby, Occellated Sucker, and Sucking Fish-
Cicero's reflections on the Fishing Frog - - -

87

LETTER X.
Subject continued-Instances of mechanical contrivance

in the means of defence-Observations on the Weaver,
and the Hag, the Torpedo, Cramp-fish, and Electrical
Silurus

- - - - - - - 108

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