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To Correspondents. Observations on the appearances of Nature in every month, in England, as well as in different parts of the world, especially in North and South America, will be very desirable ; and accounts of obsolete or existing customs, and sketches of neglected or contemporary biography, will be always acceptable : these should be addressed to the Editor, to the care of Messrs. Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, Paternoster Row, London; and transmitted before the 1st of July 1828.

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If one train of thinking be more desirable than another, it is that which regards the Phenomena of Nature, with a coustant reference to a SUPREME INTELLIGENT AUTHOR.

PALEY.

When Spring unlocks the flowers, to paint the laughing soil;
When Summer's balmy showers refresh the mower's toil ;
When Winter binds in frosty chains the fallow and the flood,
In God the earth rejoiceth still, and owns his Maker good.
The birds that wake the morning, and those that love the shade ;
The winds that sweep the mountain, or lull the drowsy glade ;
The sun that from his amber bower rejoiceth on his way,
The moon and stars, their Master's name in silent pomp display.
Shall man, the lord of Nature, expectant of the sky,
Shall man, alone unthankful, his little praise deny ?
No,-let the year forsake his course, the seasons cease to be,
Thee, Master, must we always love; and, SAVIOUR, honour Thee.
The flowers of Spring may wither,-the hope of Summer fade,.-
The Autumn droop in Winter,-the birds forsake the shade,
The wind be lulled- the sun and moon forget their old decree,
But we in Nature's latest hour, O Lord ! will cling to Thee.

BISHOP HEBER.

Natural History is no work for one that loves his chair or bed. Speculation may be pursued on a soft couch, but Nature must be observed in the open air. I have collected materials with indefatigable pertinacity. I have gathered glow-worms in the evening, and snails in the morning ; I have seen the daisy close and open ; i have heard the owl shriek at midnight, and hunted insects in the heat of noon.

JOHNSON.

For 1828.

Abo, fire at, 389

| Astronomy illustrated by poetical
Adams, Mr. 247

citations, 16, 95, 124, 178, 208,
Advent, custom in, 319, 320

369
--- Sunday, 319

Alherstone, 306
African marigolds, 253

Audcbert, M. 300
- sketches, 188

August, explained, 191
Alexander the Great, a poem, 403 Auriculas, 76
Alder, 134

Aurora Borealis, 245-248
All Fools' Day, 83-customs in Autumn, reflections on, 326, 327
France, ib.

- poetically described, 331
- Saints' Day, 308

Azalias, 253
- Souls, 308

Bacchunalia, 44
Saints' cherry, 253

Backwoodsman, 168, 169
Alluyes, custom at, 387

Barberry, 134
Almond-tree, 102

Barker v. Ray, 90
Althea frutex, 253

Barton, Bernard, 148
Amaryllis lutea, 253

Bathing, lines on, 306
America, effects of frost in, 72 | Bats, 81

- wild pigeon of, 300 Becket, Thomas à, 171
American cowslip, 76

Bede, Venerable, 121
Anemone, 102

Bee, anecdotes of, 73
Angler, the, a Poem, 138

Bees in Egypt, 163-superstitions
Annunciation of B. V. M., 67 respecting in France, ib.
Anthesteria, 309

Beech-tree, 102, 129
Ants, 79

Beethoven, L. Von, 68
Aphides, 162

Beetles, 161
Apple-tree, 102

Bell-florer, 179
Approach of Winter, a Sonnet, Belladonna, isi :
25, pote

Ben-Nevis, 213
April explained, 83

Benger, Eliz, O., 10
- fish, 83

Bevan, Dr. 73
Apricot, 102

Birds, lines on, 133
Aquarius, 1

- nests, 97
Arbutus, 253

Birth-days, 1, 398
Arctic expedition, 229

Black-bird, 79 .
- land expedition, 276 - -- Kings, day of, 9
Aries, 62

Blaps mortisaga, 101–obtusa, ib.
Arum, 13+

Bloodworms, 81
Ascension Day, 119

Blue-bottle, The, a sketch, 211 :
Ash, 80, 102

Bode, Professor, 51
Ash-Wednesday, 46

Bonneval, customs at, 46, 48, 62,
Asparagus, 181

67, 85, 112, 148, 163, 194, 220,
Assumption of B. V. M., 194

308, 358
ASTRONOMICAL OCCURRENces in | Bowring, Mr. 32, 76, 110, 159, 360

January 1828, 16; February, Box-tree, 102
51; March, 69 ; April, 92; | Brandon, Rich. 13
May, 121; June, 153 ; July, | Breathings of Spring, a poem, 99
175; August, 206 ; September, Brimstone butterfly, 80
242; October, 281; November, Bron, custom at, 46
324 ; December, 366

Brussels, jubilee at, 172

Bryony, 134, 160

Clarence, H. R. H. Duke of, 195
Buck-wheat, 181

Clay hair-worm, 81
Bulbs in water-glasses, manage Clear frost, a sonnet, 30
ment of, 295

Cliffs of Dover, a poem, 341
Bullfinch's nest, 98

Climbing Boy, a poeni, 109
Burghley, Lord, 224

Close of the Year, lines on, 386
Burnet-saxifrage, 254

Clover, 134, 160
Burns, Gilbert, 116

Coleoptera, 101
Buttercup, 134

Colchicum, 253-variegated, 296
Butterflies, 80, 100, 129, 211, 256 Coleseed, 134
Byng, Admiral, 64

Colours of plants, 134
Byron, Lord, 22, 193

Coltsfoot, 76
Cabbaye-butterfly, 100

Columbines, 134
Calais, particulars of, 321 Commercy, customs, at, 111, 117,
Calm at sea, 305

149, 357
Camberwell beauty, 80

Comfrey, variety of, 256
Camelopard, 198

Compitalia, 398
Cancer, 141

Conception of the Virgin Mary,
Candlemas-day, 35

352
Canning, Rt. Hon. Gew. 192 Conder, Mrs. Josiah, 75
Cape of Good Hope, phenomenon Constable, Archibald, 171
at, 368

Constellations, lines on, 284
Capricorn, 347

Convolvulus, 180, 254
Cupsalis, a poem, 392-395

Coot, the, 31
Carême-prenant, 387

Coral islands and reef, 344-347
Carna, 141

Corchorus japonica, 134,
Carnations, 179

Corn-flay, changeable, 136
Carnival ceremonies, 44-46, 387 Corpus Christi, 141
Caterpillars, manufacture by, 286 Course of time, 224
Cereus, Night-blowing, lines on, | Cowslip, 103
107

--- American, 76
Chartres, custom at, 3

Crab-tree, varieties of, 253
Chateaubriand, M. 97, 288, 338 | Crocus, autumnal, lines on, 253
Chelones, 253

Crocuses, 60, 75, 253
Cherry, garden and wild, 102 | Cromwell, Lord, prayer of, 199
Chervil, 134

Crown-imperial, 102
Chestnut-tree, 129

Cuckoo, 99
Chevauchée, 220

- point, 134
Child, lines on the death of, 360

-- spit insect, 161
Childermas-day, 359

Currant-tree, 102
Children, signs of good luck to 400 | Curtis's Entoinology noticed, 80,
Chimney-sweepers' carnival, 108 256
China asters, 253

Daffodils, 76, 103
• roses, 253

Dahlia, 253
Christian Guardian, 107

Daisy, field, So, 105
Christmas Day explained, 355– --- garden, 75
customs in France, 355-357 Dale, Mr. lines on time, 147

- Eve, customs on, 358, | Davis, Wm., 148'
339

| Day-break, a sonnet, 29
- - rose, 32

Death-watca, 100
Circumcision, 1

Death's-head moth, 181, 286
City feasting in the time of Queen | Deaths, customs at, 403
Elizabeth, 169

December explained, 317
Clare, John, 72, 73, 80, 167,331 -- lines to, 370, 374

Della of Blackwood's Magazine, i Femmes folles, 43

poetry by, 25 note, 29, 168, 178, | Fern owl, 127
179, 208, 329

Field-daisy, 70, 105
Desolation of Eyam, 223

Fieldfare, 79, 28S
Dial, lines on, 146

Fifth Sunday in Lent, 67
Dignum, Charles, 67

Fir, Scotch, 129
Dionysia, 310

Fir-tribe, 102
Distant Ship, a poem, 343

Fireside, British, 24
Dog-days, 170

Flaxman, John, 347
-— rose, 160

Flesh-fly, 100
Domesday, Introduction to, 389- Flower-de-luce, 164
391

— glasses, 296
Dragon.fly, 100, 161

Flowers, tiine of their appearance,
Dreux, custom at, 355

104-odours of, 105-variety of,
Drummond, Dr. First Steps to 157- lines on, 158-holy, 164
Botany noticed, 104 note

Fly-catcher, spotted, 127
Duck-meat, 182

Fonnereau, Rev. Mr. 285
Ducket, Lionel, 169

Fool-pope, 3
Early Morning ; a sonnet, 137 Foolish women, 45
Earth-worms, 34

Fools, feast of, its origin, 2
Euster Monday, 36- ceremony at Forest trees, 81

Poitiers, 86—at La Motte du Forests, beauty of, 249
Pougard, 36, 37

Forget-me-not, 16+
Easter-day, 85

Foscolo, Ugo, 223
eggs, 85-87

Four-o'clock flower, 104
- week, customs in France, Foxglove, 161
85, 86

France, customs in, 2, 3, 8-10, II,
- Tuesday, 56

44, 47, 48, 62, 64, 67, 68, 83, 85,
Edmund, K. and Martyr, 310 111, 148-151, 163, 194, 209, 220,
Edward, K, of the West Saxons, 309,319, 350, 355, 359, 357-396
67 . .

- hail-storm in, 182
Eggs, customs respecting, 85-87 Franklin. Captain. 276
Egypt, bees in, 163

French wines, 260
Elia, 1, 108

Friday, customs on, 397
Elizabeth, Q. particulars of, 270 Frost, a continued one described,
276

26
Ellis, Mr. 270 note, 391 note Frozen rain, 72
Elms, 101, 102, 134

Fury, Rebecca, 87
Ember days, 50, 121, 224, 353 Gad-iy, 161
Ephemera, 161

Gurden-cherry, 102
Epiphany, 8

- daisy, 75
Equinoctial gales, 81

Gemini, 108
Eta beta pi, invitation to, 50

Genista, 210
Etrennes, 2, 83

Gerunium, 210
Evans, Dr. John, 12

Ghost-moth, 130
Evening, a poem, 95-a sonnet, Gifford, William, 360
137, 395

Giraffc, 198
scene, 187

Glow-worm, 130
- star, lines on, 156 Gnuts, 34
Fair of St. Gilles, 220

Goatsucker, 127
Fall of the leaf, 292

Godiva pageant, 120
Faux, Mr.72

Goiden-green beetle, 161
February, explained, 35

- rod, 179, 352
sonnet on, 54, Goldfinch, 75, 210. .

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