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BOOK IV. RURAL WALKS.

LETTER XVII.

Shoes and Apparatus for Walking.–Rural Seats. -- Natural

Objects noted in a Country Walk; the Mole; the Shrike;

the Black Snail; the Siller Cups; the Woundwort.-

Pleasures of studying Botany. – Granite. — Appearance

of the Clouds

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BOOK V. COUNTRY AMUSEMENTS.

LETTER XVIII,

Archery : Targets ; Self Bows and Backed Bows; Bow-

strings; Arrows; Arm Bracer and Shooting-Glove;

Belt and Tassel ; and Quiver. Sketching in the open

Air: Block-Book and Pencils; Artist's Colours ; Touch

of the different Trees. — Swinging. — Pleasure-Boats.

Skating. - Sporting Terms

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THE

LADY'S COUNTRY COMPANION.

LETTER I.

INTRODUCTION

Your letter, my dear Annie, informing me that you are about to be married and to settle in the country, has interested me exceedingly, as it reminds me of my own youth, when my first essays in housekeeping were made under circumstances very similar to those in which you will be placed. It is true I was not then married, but, as my mother was dead, the care of the house devolved on me; and I knew even less about household affairs than most girls of my age and rank in life, as my mother had an old and favourite housekeeper, who managed every thing, and who would not suffer the slightest interference in her department. When my mother died, this person left us; and my father, with a shattered constitution and a greatly diminished fortune, retired to a small estate he had in the country. I was then

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