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MARCUS WARD & CO., LIMITED
ORIEL HOUSE, FARRINGDON STREET, LONDON, E.C.
symmetry, due proportion.
copses, small woods.
colony, settlement; a number dwelling together.
depository, a place where anything
may be left.
the meridian, the highest point to which the sun gets in our sky; 12 o'clock noon.
bird-lime, a very sticky substance wantonly, wilfully; without a purused for snaring birds.
1. Among the many natural objects which demand our attention, there are few more beautiful than birds' eggs. The variety and elegance of their shape, and the richness and delicacy of their colouring, cannot fail to draw forth the wonder and admiration of the careful observer.
2. What, for example, can be more beautiful than the delicate pink-tinted egg of the kingfisher, or than the egg of the thrush, with its pale blue ground and black-dotted markings? What can be more elegant than the symmetry and smoothness which are exhibited in the eggs of all the feathered races of the globe?
3. It would be interesting to notice the variety in contour, colouring, and size