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INTER-COMMUNICATIONS ON NATURAL HISTORY,
POPULAR SCIENCE, AND THINGS IN GENERAL.
WILLIAM KIDD, OF HAMMERSMITH.
A DEEP mysterious SYMPATHY doth bind
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TO THE READER.
ANOTHER HALF-YEAR has very quickly passed away. AGAIN are we called
Since our last Preface was penned, the whole aspect of affairs has undergone a
Literature, too, has quite altered its healthy tone. The better class of our
There is no denying the fact, that public taste now inclines towards the vilest
is out of fashion.
At this peculiar crisis, prudence bids Us (for the present) back out of the field.
very last); but as an equivalent, we preserve, intact, a tender heart and an honest
What our labors have been for the last few years (and our heavy loss by the
KIDD'S JOURNAL owes little indeed of its popularity to the Editor. It is to
the Contributors that ALL praise is justly due. By their noble sentiments-as nobly
and honestly expressed, they have given birth to a standard work,-imperishable
in interest, and one which has done good to an incalculable extent both at home
and abroad. Better than all,—it has "won," not forced its way to the hearts of
May OUR JOURNAL long continue to extend its genial influences (for we
INDEX AND CONTENTS OF VOLUME V.
Ancient Verulam-a Pleasure Trip, 307
Animal Heat, 247
Instinct, 81, 145
Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms, The, Con-
Ardent Spirits,-England's Curse, 187, 247
Astounding Facts in Nature, 260
Atmosphere, Nature of the, 256
-Our Spring Visitors and their Food, 209
Bullfinch's, A, Eggs, sucked by a Slug, 54
Cant and Hypocrisy, 257, 258, 268, 316
Canary, The, 120, 280, 370, 371
Cats,-proved to be "Vermin," 312, 370
Chesnut,-Notes on the Edible, 137
Sympathy of, 328
Chinese, The, and their Wonderful Feats, 261
Climbing Plants of South America, The, 255
Cruise, A, in a Lobster Smack, 325
ESSAYS AND SKETCHES.
Analysis of Society, An, 204; Auction, An, 113;
Babies and their Smiles, 349; Bright Side of
Nature, The, 193; Ceylon, Recollections of, 12;
Colney Hatch, 33; Destiny, Fate, and Conduct,
129; Dignity and Duty, 9; "Doctors' Com-
mons," 135; Fashion's Looking Glass, 204;
Friendship, 119, 314; God made the Country,
65; Happy Thoughts, 1; Hope, 4; Humanity
and Inhumanity, 273; Infidelity, 320; Inno-
cence, Guilt, and Suspicion, 257; "Laugh and
Grow Fat!" 208; Little Kindnesses, 17;
Living and the Dead, The, 300; Love Lane,
263; Man and his Food, 141; Man and his
Idol, Gold, 338; Meditation and Books, 353;
Natural History, On the Study of, 234; Our
Early Flowers, 97, 163, 225; Our Wild Flowers,
291; Our Mirror of the Months, 35, 105, 174,
229, 293, 358; Philosophy, The, of Common
Life, 370; Plurality of Worlds, The, 324;
Profound Talkers, 336; Prose and Poetry, 271;
Reason and its Shadow, 33; Rome and Naples,
3; Snow Balls, 50; Sympathy and its Delights,
321; Tongue, The Human, 72; "The Man for
305; Thoughts on the Ivy, 67; Truth