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health ; remedies in illness; most suitable styles of cage ; varieties, qualities, quantities, prices of food ; where to. procure them in or out of season ; hints on breeding ; medicines; and last, though not least, on personal characteristics, and on the different species of the Canary tribe in particular.
Bullfinches, Goldfinches, Chaffinches, and the exquisite specimens of brilliant tropical birds annually imported, may alike be treated according to the few plain rules laid down in these pages; the latter require more care as to warmth and diet, but that is all. The Canary is the best
known of domesticated birds. I have therefore dedicated
this little work to him, and endeavoured to simplify all my remarks, and make the price of the volume such as to be within the grasp of all the poor and needy, either in purse or knowledge. If my observations serve the purpose of brightening the lot of even one, now unhappy, neglected songster, and increasing the narrow bounds of its enjoyments, my wish will be gratified. Love for the suffering tortured captive, and pity for his condition have prompted my pen. By removing the plea of ignorance, and excuse of idle selfishness, I trust the object of my writing may
be attained,-affection and interest for the bird itself, and proper pride in the scrupulous attention to its surroundings, firmly planted in the hearts and minds of all who do me the honour, and our feathered pets the benefit, of perusing my simple pages.