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Page 357 - THE COMPLEAT ANGLER OR THE CONTEMPLATIVE MAN'S RECREATION. BEING A DISCOURSE OF FISH AND FISHING, Not unworthy the perusal of most Anglers.
Page 467 - FRS, President, in the chair. — The Secretary read a report on the additions that had been made to the Society's Menagerie during the months of June, July, August, September, and October, 1887, and called attention to certain interesting accessions which had been received during that period.
Page 360 - PLEASANT it was, when woods were green, And winds were soft and low, To lie amid some sylvan scene, Where, the long drooping boughs between, Shadows dark and sunlight sheen Alternate come and go...
Page 395 - The | Coues Check List | of | North American Birds. | Second Edition, | Revised to Date, and entirely Rewritten, under Direction of the Author, | with a Dictionary of the | Etymology, Orthography, and Orthoepy | of the | Scientific Names, | the Concordance of Previous Lists, and a Catalogue of his | Ornithological Publications.
Page 467 - ... of sight, but at the open window and only about seven yards from where it had been before. The bees, however, did not find the honey, though when it was once shown them, they came to it readily enough. Other experiments with a microphone were without results. Every one...
Page 275 - The Secretary read a communication from the Secretary of the Essex Field Club, requesting that Members would join in a memorial to the Conservators of Epping Forest and others, requiring that the Forest should be preserved in its natural condition, in accordance with the Act of Parliament. Messrs. M'Lachlan, Meldola, Cole, Fitch, and others expressed the wish of all naturalists that Epping Forest should be retained in its present wild state rather than be converted into a park. Mr. WC Boyd exhibited...
Page 78 - A hunter's wanderings in Africa, being a narrative of nine years spent amongst the game of the far interior of South Africa, containing accounts of explorations beyond the Zambesi, on the river Chobe.
Page 313 - Land and the Victoria Falls. A naturalist's wanderings in the interior of South Africa From the Letters and Journals of the late Fr.
Page 157 - Rough Notes on the Birds observed during Twenty Years' Shooting and Collecting in the British Isles : with Plates from Drawings taken from Specimens in the Author's Collection.
Page 467 - ... window. The musical box was kept going for several hours a day for a fortnight. It was then brought into the house and placed out of sight, but at the open window, and only about seven yards from where it had been before. The bees however did not find the honey, though when it was...