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With sentiments of sincere regard and esteem, and wishes for your prosperity and success in the impora tant duties you have to perform,
FORDOUN, September 29, 1831.
SECTION 1.-Fables, their nature and use.-2. Fox and Grapes.
3. Boy and narrow-mouthed Pitcher.-4. Two Bees.-5.
Two Frogs in search of water. 6. Lion and Boar quarrell.
ing.–7. Lion and Tiger repenting their strife.-8. Bear and
Bee-hives, evils of Anger.-9. Boys pelting Frogs.-10.
Lion benefited by a Mouse.-11. Greedy Dog and his Sha.
dow.-12. Frog puffing herself.-13. Vain Tortoise.-14.
Two Cocks fighting.–15. Mice and Weasels at war.-16.
Ill-judging Stag.-17. Jackdaw and Peacocks.--18. Crow
and Bit of Flesh.-19. The Belly and Members.-20.
Town and Country Mouse.—21. The right use of our Eyes.
-22. Frightened Hares.-23. Old Man and Death.-24.
Heathen Herdsman, and his Rash Vows.25. Presumptu.
ous Man finding fault with the Creator.-26. Hungry Owl
complaining of the Sun.-27. Young Raven and his Mother,
Consequences of Crime.-28. Lynx and Mole, Motives to
Contentment.--29. Fox among Brambles.-30. Farmer and
two Sons, Advantages of Industry.-31. Improvement of
Time.-32. Attention to Business.-33. Use of Wealth is
to do good, Charity. Way to Wealth is to save as well as
get, Economy.-34. Shepherd-boy and Wolf, Evils of
Lying.--35. Stork in Bad Company. Two Dogs Tray and
Snap.-36. Young Cock disobeying his Mother.-37. Ape
and two Young Ones. Early Application to Study. 38.
Boy who stole a Book out of School, Importance of a
BOOK II.-NATURAL HISTORY.
CHAPTER I.-GENERAL VIEW OF THE CREATION.
Section 1.–Natural History Explained. Being of God Prov.
ed.-2. Wonders in the Heavens, Sun, Stars, Planets, Moon,
Earth, their rapid and regular motions.3. Atmosphere,
its weight. Clouds, their uses. Lightning, Meteors, and
Rainbow._4. The Sea, its Saltness and Tides, its uses for
supplying the Springs, and for Navigation.-5. The Earth,
its Carpet of Green, its Hills and Mountains, Earthquakes,
Volcanoes.-6. Quarries and Mines, Subterranean Cellars
Stored with Conveniences.-7. Plants, their uses and rich
Colourings.-8. Valuable Trees, and other Vegetable Pro-
ductions. — 9. The Seasons instructive, Winter. – 10.
Spring, Summer, and Autumn.-11. Animals, Insects
enjoy their Life.-12. Fishes Prolific, and wisely formed.
13. Birds, their nests. Quadrupeds Wild and Domestic,
no creature to be used cruelly.-14. Man exalted above the
Beasts, wonderfully made and preserved, the End of his
Creation.-15. One Species of Men, differing in colour,
long in infancy, destined for Eternity-Deaths, how free
quent, every Death a usefu} Warning.
Section 1.-Quadrupeds inviting our curiosity. - 2. Apes
and Monkeys.-3. Ourang Outang.–4. Pigmy Apes.
5. Baboons.-6. Bats, Vampyres.-7. Hedgehog, Porcu.
pine.-8. Badger.-9. Glutton. - 10. Brown and Polar
Bears.-11. Cat-kind, Lion.-12. Tiger.-13. Panther,
Leopard, Ounce, Lynx.-14. Cat.-15. Dog.-16. Fox.
17. Wolf.-18. Jackall. - 19. Hyæna.-20. Opossum.-
21. Weasel.-22. Ferret and Polecat.-23. Otters.-24.
Mole.-25. Shrew.mouse. - 26. Rats and Mice.-27..
Squirrel.-28. Hare.—29. Beaver.-30. Kangaroo.-31.
Sloth.-32. Elephant.-33. Rhinoceros. - 34. Hippopo-
.-35. Wild Boar and Hog.-36, Camel and Drom.
edary.-37. Stag.–38. Fallow Deer.-39. Rein.deer.-40.
Elk. 41. Musk.-42. Antelope._43. Goat. 44. Sheep.
45. Ox and Cow.-46. Horse.47. Ass.-48. Zebra.
Section. I—Birds well adapted for Alight. -2. Ostrich.-3.
Vultures.-4. Eagles. — 5. Hawks.-6. Owls.—7. Crow
Tribe, Raven, Rook, Jackdaw, Magpie.-8. Butcher-bird,
Thrush, Blackbird, Mocking Bird.-9. Warbler Tribe,
Redbreast, Nightingale, Wren. Titling, Wagtail, Lark,
Bullfinch, Sparrow, Linnet, Goldfinch, Canary-bird.-10.
Parrots.-11. Cuckoo.---12. Swallows.--13. Pigeons.-14.
Poultry Tribe, Peacock, Turkey, Cock and Hen.-15.
Pheasants, Grous, Partridges, Plovers.-16. Wader Tribe
Curlew, Corn Crake, Snipe, Heron, Crane, Stork.-17.
Webfooted Birds, Swan, Pelican, Duck, Goose.-18.
Sea-birds, Terns, Gulls, their voracity and use. The Sea
and its Shores excite sublime sentiments.
ing.-16. Zedekiah. Daniel in Captivity, his three friends
preserved amidst the fire, and himself saved from the teeth
of the Lions, the wise and good Design of these Miracles.
-17. The Jews Punished for Idolatry and for Rejecting
the Messias. Jesus Christ the Promised Saviour of Men,
proved to be so from the Old Testament, from the holiness
of his Life, excellence of his Doctrine, his Miracles, the
circumstances of his Death, Resurrection, Ascension, his
sending of the Holy Ghost, and the Testimony of his
Apostles, and of the Martyrs and Professors of his Religion,
down to the present day.
1. THE KITE, or Pride must have a Fall.-Il. The Hare and
Tortoise. - III. The Laplander.-IV. The Evening.
V, The Seasons.-Vl. The Spring. - VII. A Flower
Garden.–VIII. Singing Birds.-IX. Domestic Fowls.
-X. Sheep-Shearing.–XI. Thunder.-XII. Winter. -
XIII. Human Life.-XIV. A New Year Hymn.—XV. A
Landscape. — XVI. On Cruelty to Animals. – XVII.
The Cottager's Saturday Night.—XVIII. Sabbath Morn.
ing -XIX. The Holy Scriptures.-XX. God's Omni.
presence.-XXI. The 29th Psalm.-XXII. Early Piety
Recommended.-XXIII. An Infant's Prayer. - XXIV.
A Child's Grave.-XXV. A Prayer for Daily Bread. -
XXVI. Shortness of Life. XXVII. Mortality.
XXVIII. The Last Judgment.