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Geese. Yellowhammer. -Turkey-cocks.
Appearance of the Season.-March-many-weathers.-Rural Objects.-
Ploughing. Spring-green.-Shakspeare's Violets.-Sensations produced
by Spring. The Weather.-Poem on the Season.-Utility of March
Winds.-Birds building. — Migration of Birds.-Soland Geese.-Frogs
croak.-Smelts appear.-Bees venture forth.-Wood Butterfly.-Green
Rosechafer. — Hawk-moth appears.—Lambs.-Cottage Gardens.—Beauty
of Crocuses.—Primrose.-Knapp's beautiful description of Flowers.-
Ancient Uses and Poetry of Flowers.-Proverbs relating to March.-Owls
hooting, an ill omen.-Herrick's Spells.—Country Life favours Superstition.
-Advance of Spring.-Milton's Love of Spring.-Remarks on Rooks.—
The Throstle.-Variety of Crocuses.-Herrick's Daffodils.-Progress of
Flowers. Jonquils.-Narcissus.-March Marigold.-Beauty of March.
-The Elder.-Delights of Spring.-English Landscape.-Thoughts on
Origin of the name of March.
description of this Month.-The Mountain Daisy by Burns.
Appearance of the Season.-Beauty of Spring.-A Party in the Fields.
---Snail-shells.-The Country.-Love of the Country.-Swallows.-Cow-
maid.-Fish fried in Flowers.-Happiness of Anglers.-The Angler's
Wish.-Leafing of Trees.-Beauty of the Beech-Birch.-The Study of
Trees.-Blossoms.-Herrick's Shower of Blossoms.-Chesnuts.-Beauty
of the Country.-Leigh Hunt.-Sturm.-Dress of Spring.-Shelley's
Appearance of the Season.-May the favourite Month of Poets.-
Children gathering Flowers.-Ladies in a Wood.--Beauty of Heaths.-
Lilies-of-the-Valley. - The Hawthorn.-Gathering May.—Ornament in
Cottage Parlours. Shakspeare's Song to Spring.-Beautiful appearance
of Woods.-Sylvan Brooks. -Wild-rose. - May-pole. Bringing home
May.-Flower Garlands.-May-day Game.-Love of old Customs.-
Chaucer's Love of Spring.-His Affection for the Daisy.—Washington
Irving's first Sight of a May-pole.-Henry the Eighth and his Queen rode
a-Maying. Milton.-Indicator's persuasions to revive old Customs.-
"Corinna's going a-Maying."-Habits of Bees.- Flower Gardens.-Fly-
catcher. Robin's Nest.-Farmhouse Employments.-A fair and happy
Milkmaid.-Rye.-Sap of Trees.-Felling Trees, a melancholy Sight.—
Old English Park.-Beauty of Flowers.-Flowers of Paradise.-A Rural
Description. Meadows. Forest Scenery.-Incidental Beauties. Day-
dawn.-Sunrise.-Landscape and Tempest.-Song of the Nightingale.—
Appearance of the Season.-Roses in bloom.-Eve in Eden.-Emilie in
the Garden.-Herrick's Parliament of Roses.-Wars of the Roses.-
Juliet. Thoughts on Flowers.-Approach of Summer. — Landscape.-
Evening. Gipsies.-Players.-Izaak Walton's description of Gipsies.-
Contention among Beggars.-Beggars' Song.-Beauty of Trees.-Poppies.
-Pinks.-Perfume of Clover-fields.-Bean-fields.-Castle of Indolence.
-Luxury of lying on Flowers.-Stag-beetle.-Gad-fly.-Goatsucker.—
Grasses. — Young Birds.—Barn-owl. — Frogs.—Sunflowers.-Beauty of
Meadows.—Appearance of Wheat.-Scarlet Lychnis.—Canterbury Bells.
-Old Customs.-Sheep-washing.-Antiquity of Sheep-shearing-Clare's
description. Customs in Lincolnshire.-Happiness of a Country Life.-
Ancient Garden.-Flower Sylph.-Origin of Flowers.-Name of the
Month.—Grasshoppers.-The Moon. Music of Brooks.—Hot Day.—
Sonnet.-Moisture of Trees.-Ponds.-Herrick's "Country Life."
Beauty of Summer.-Poetry of Old Woods.-Narcissus. — Jason.—
Beauty of August-Spenser's description.—Picture of Harvesting.-Ruth
and Naomi. — Ruth, the Reapers, and Boaz.-Harvest-home.-Herrick's
Hock Cart-Stevenson's description.-Remarks on Gleaning.-Privileges
of the Poor. Old Customs. - China-Aster.-Hollyhock.-Amaranth;
Milton, Moore. - Flowers.-August, origin of its name.-Decline of
Summer. Appearance of Scenery.-Folding of Flocks.-Willows, and
Water. The Skylark.-Departure of Martlets.-The Ladybird.-Old Song.
-Appearance of the Sky.-Moles.-Blue Butterfly.-Lapwings.-Linnets.
-Harvest-mouse.-Love of the Athenians for Grasshoppers. - Falling-
stars.-Figures of Clouds.-Beauty of Solitude.-Trees.-Fallow-deer.-
Copse.-Description of a Glen.-Beautiful Scenery.-Fountain.-Water-
fall.-Sound of Waters.-Leigh Hunt's description of August.-Wind by
the Sea-shore.-Night-scene by Byron.
Approach of Autumn.-Silence of the Fields.-Nutting in the Woods.--
Partridge-shooting.—Cottage Beauties.-Scenery and Sportsmen.-Plea-
sures of Hunting.-Spiders' Webs.-Shower of Cobwebs.-Autumnal Skies.
-Days shorten.-Hop-gathering.-Beauty of Hop-grounds.-Appearances
of Autumn.—Changing of the Leaf.—Oak.—Beech.-Sherwood Forest.—
Wild Heaths.-Beauty of Forest Scenery.-Stubble Fields.-Michaelmas
Daisy.-Thomson, Clare, Moore. Deserted Harvest-field. - Absence
of Flowers.-Sunsets of September.-Fruits.-West Wind.-Sounds of
Autumn.-Naturalist's Walk.-Wild Berries.-Rich Colours of Fungi.—
Emblematical Representation of the Months. The Twelve Signs.—
Spenser's description of the Months. - English Emblems suggested.-
Pleasure derived from the Seasons.-Emotions awakened by Nature.—
Scenery of Loch Katrine.-Celtic Poetry.-Effects of Music.-Poetry:
Beautiful appearance of Pheasants. Imaginary Scenes in Woods.-
Feeding Hogs on Acorns.-Government of Hogs; their Sociability.-
Hogs in New Forest.-Bloomfield's description.-Gurth the Swineherd,
and Wamba.-Poetry on Autumn.-Migratory Birds.-Cranes, Ducks.-
Flight of Wild Geese; their form of flying.-Anecdote of a Woodcock.—
Milton's Poetry on Birds.-Migration of Swallows witnessed; Invalids
left.-Poetry: The Swallow.-Woodcocks arrive; land in the Night;
their Haunts.-The Snipe.-Evening in Autumn.-Leaves, Emblems of
Mankind.-Ossian.-Sonnet.-Sturm.-Change in the Earth.-Consola-
tion in Autumn.-Poetry: The Hamlet. - Pleasures of Hawking.-The
Fox-Chaucer.-Mirror of the Months.-Picturesque Beauty of Autumn.
-Wild Fruit.—The last Flowers.-Rural Occupations.-Mists.-The
Orchard. Bee-hives. - Virginian Creeper. The Robin.-Poetry: The
Appearance of the Season.-Desolate Gardens.—Fox-hunting.-Scent.
—Quaint description of Autumn.-Drake's Autumnal Evenings.—Poetry;
Southey.-Plenty.-Poachers.-Snaring Game.-Jack Woodcock's Defence
on Poaching.-Poetry; Sir Walter Scott's Poacher.-The Stag.-Tiger and
Stag." Lady of the Lake."-Poem.-Royal Stag-hunt.-Deer-stalkers.
-Fallow-deer.- New Forest Borderers. -Anecdote.-Fatal Mistake.-
Forests. Pliny.-Man originally inhabited Forests. Ancient Britons.-
Julius Cæsar.-Old British Town.-Progress of Civilisation.—Mirror of
the Months. - Trees. · Autumnal Landscape. — Evergreens.—Village
Church. Old Birds' Nests. - Felling Wood.-Threshing.—Birds.—
Farmers. Sheep.-Rains.-Winter Flowers.-Poetry.