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and they are, in every respect, made for making their way through the air with the least resist ance. Many tribes migrati, at certain seasons, from one country to another, and no less than nineteen tribes arrive in England in the spring, und leave us in the autumn; and ten other nr. rive in autumn and leave is in the spring.

It wing iny admiration
To view the structure of that little work
A bird's nest. Mark it well within, without
No tool lind he that wrought to knife to cut,
No nail to fix , no bodkin to insert
No glue to join : his little beak was all -
And yet how neatly finished! What nice land,
With every implement and means of art,
And twenty years' apprenticeship to bool,
Cou'd make me such another? Fondly, then,
We bount of excellence, whose noblest skill
Instinctive genius fuils.

UURDIS.. 487. There are six orders of birds :

1. The Accipitres, or rapacious kinds; as condors, vultures, eagles, and hawks.

2. Pice, or the pye-kind; as parrots, ravens Crows, &c.

3. Censores, or the duck kind; as the swan, goose, &c.

4. Grallee, or the crane kind; as storks, famingoes, &c.

6. Gallinæ, or the poultry kind; as pea. cocks, turkeys, partridges, &c.

And 0. Passeres, or the sparrow kind; as pigeons, larks, blackbirds, nightingales, swala lows, &c.

But who the vnrious nations can declare
That plougla with busy wing the peopled nlr ?

These, cleave the crumbling bark for insect-food,
Those, dip the crooked beak in kindred blood
bome, baunt the rushy moor, the lonely woode:
Some, bathe their silver plumage in the floods :
Some, fly to man, his household-gods implore, ,
And gather round liis hospitable door,
Wait the known call, and find protection there
From all the lesser tyrants of the air.
The tawny eagle seats his callow brood
High on the cliff, and feasts his young with blood.

BARBAULD.

488. The third class is constituted of Amphibia. These bave a naked or scaly body, pointed teeth, and no tins.

There are four orders :

1. Reptiles; as the crocodile, tortoise, lizard, frog, &c.

2. Serpents; as the rattle-snake, boa constrictor,viper, &c.; some of which are harmless.

3. Meantes; as the siren.
4. Nantes ; as torpedoes, sharks, &c.

489. The fourth class of animated beings, are fishes; the inhabitants of a different element from man, but not less wonderful in their organization, nor less various in their fornis and habits than the other classes.

Many hundred species of fishes, which reside in the unfathomable depths of the ocean, are doubtless unknown to man; and he knows little of the real habits and economy even of those which are the most familiar to him.

Ods.--The eye can reach but a very short way Into the depths of the sea, and that only when its surface is glassy and serene. In many reas, it perceive nothing but a bright sandy plain, at bottom, extending for seve ral bundred miles, without an intervening object.

RS

But, In other, particularly in the Red Bon, it is very diferents the whole body of this extensive bed of water in, literally speaking, a forest of Nubmarine planta, and corals forined'hy inserts for their habitation, sometimes branching oot to mi krent extent, Here are seen the madreporen, the spoupon, mossom, 4ea-munbrooms, and other inarine productions, covering every part of the Dottom --The bed of my parts of the spil nemi Anierica presents a very different, though a very beautiful appear. Ance, heing covered with vegetables, which makes it Jook as green as n mendows and benenth are seen thousands of lurtra, and other spa-animals, feeding,

2.--" Were it not (ninyo Hawkins) for the moving of the sea, by the force of winda, lides, and carrepie, il would corrupt into life! An experimeol of this I saw, when lying with a fleet about ile islands of Azores, almost ix months: the greater part of which time we were brculmed. Upon which, all the sea became so replenished with various sorts of jellies, and forms of ser. pents, adders, and snuken, nu sremed wonderful, some green, some black, some yellow, some white, some it divers colours, and many of thein bed life, and some there were ! yard and a will, and (wa yards lours which, bad I not seen, I could lurdly have believed. And hereof were wienenses all the companies of the ships wbich were then premier so that 'n man could hardly druwu burlot of meer clear of some corruption." Mr. Boyle was also annuind by one of his numintance, who had been becalmed fornbow forpnteen dinya, in the Indian ocean, that the water, for Made of nation, began to stink with life, and that, had the aulas Concourd much longer, the stench would probably have prisoned bim. These insertions inny lar supported by mi horno. Iedge that animal food left to corrupe, will cogender ufe.

190. Fishes are divided into four orders:

1. Apodes; such as have no ventrival fins, au cels, congers, &c.

2. Vngularessuch as have the ventral fins pinced more the pectoral, a cod, &c.

3. Thoracici; those that inspirate by the gills oply, as the perch, &c.

And, 4. Abdominales ; those having ventral fins behind the pectoral in the abdoinen, as pike, salmon, &c.

491. Iusects, the fifth class of animated beings, are, in many respects, the most entitled to our wonder and attention, on account of the amazing variety of their forms and habits.

Those animalcula, of which a thousand might dance on the point of a needle, are as curiously as beautifully, and as perfectly formed, as the largest animals in nature.

Myriads of creatures (each too nicely small
Bare sense to reach) for thy inspection call,
In animalcules, germs, seeds, and now'rs,
Live, in their perfect shapes, the little pow're.
Vnst trees lie pictured in their slend'rest grains :
Armies one wat'ry globule contains.
fome, so minute, that, to their fine extreme,
ile mite a vast leviathan will seem---
That yet, of organs, functions, sense partake,
Iqual with animals of largest make;
In curious limbs and clothing they surpass,

By far, the comeliest of the bulky mass. Obs.-nsects are small in our eyes but not so to the Creator, who views infinity itself at a glance; and, compared with infinity, an emmet is ns large as the solar system. Largeness an smallness are terms as relative us op or down.

492. Insects, viewed through a microscope, would teach children to respect their lives and Happiness, and never, in wantonness, to destroy the most apparently insignificant. The child who treads upon a worm, or destroys a 'fly in sport, gives indication of a wicked, cruel, or thoughtless mind.

TROMSON.

The poor beetle, that we trend upop.
In corporal suff'rence, feels a great a pang
As when the giant dies.

BAKSPRÁNIT. On-The influence of kind trentment on the fereert animals, le beautifully decribed by Pratt, in his * Lower World :"

Kindness can won the lion from his deo(A moral lesson to the goop of men !) His mighty heart in milken bonds can drawi And bevd his nature to sweet Pity's law. Kindness can lure the eagle from ber nest, Midst sun-beams plac'd, content with man to resti Can make the elephant, whose bulk supplies The warrior-tqwer, compassionate, as wire : Make the fell tygress (from her chain unbound, Herself unfed, her craving opring rouud,) Forget the force of hunger and of blood, Meekly receive from mau her long-wishid food, Take too the chastisement, and (ir 'tis just) Submissive take it, crouching to the dust. Kindness can habito, nay, the nature change, or all who swim the deep, or forests tan : And for the mildl, domestic traill, who we The dog ---the steed--with them to dannet Gladly they serve thee : serve the botter too, When only happy beings mect their view. All then, let gentler accente, gentler tanks, supply The thunders of thy voice, the lightning of thine eye. 493. The class of insects is divided into seren orders, vix.

a. Coleoptera, or insects having four wings: the two superior ones being crustaceous, and furnished with a straight suture.

6. Hemiptera; insects smaller than the preceding, with four wings: the two superior semicrustaceous, and the interior edges lying one upon the other.

c. Lepidoptera: insects with four wings, all of them imbricated with scales

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