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BEAUTIES

OF

Sturm's Reflections ;

IN

LESSONS

ON THE

WORKS OF GOD,

AND OF HIS

PROVIDENCE.

RENDERED FAMILIAR TO THE CAPACITIES OF YOUTH,

By ELIZA ANDREWS,
Author of Allegorical Miniatures, the Brothers, &c.

THE EIGHTH EDITION.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR HARVEY AND DARTON; J. SCATCHERD ;

LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN ;
w. WALKER; J. HARRIS AND SON; AND G. AND' w. B.
WHITTAKER.

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Circulation of the sap in trees ........

Our ignorance of our future state ................ 60

Paternal care of Providence for the preservation of

our lives in every part of the world

Abuse of animals ............

Use and necessity of air ........

Different soils of the earth .....

Size of our globe......

Production of birds ........

Permanency of corporeal beings ......

Relation that all creatures have with one another

The production and increase of plants ...

Flowers of the month of April.........

The return of the birds ......

Pleasures which the contemplation of nature affords

Animals are causes for man to glorify God ......

Reflections on the blossoms of trees

The dawn of day .....

On the buds of flowers ....,..

The zoophytes .....

The pleasure of cultivating fields and gardens

The tulip......

The language of animals i.

Complaints of mankind relative to certain incon-

veniences in the laws of nature ............

The harmony and patriotism among the bees......

The prodigious number of plants on the earth ....

Leaves of trees ........

104

The reviving power of the sun ............. 106

The desires of the soul are infinite .........

The use of venomous plants and animals....... 109

Singularities in the vegetable kingdom ..... 110

The loadstone ......................:••

.... 113
The wisdom observable in the construction of the

bodies of animals.. .......

115

The dew ...........

118

Life and labours of the bee ...

Caterpillars ............

122

The nightingale ........

124

The pleasures which summer affords to our senses 126

Eclipses of the sun and moon

128

The stalk of the wheat ....

129

Foreign plants ........

132

The siik-worm ....

133

The rainbow ......

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The birds' nests ......

Reflections on a flower-garden ..........

The ants .........................,,

140

The hail ......

143

The earth and its original constitution ....

145

On the phases or appearances of the moon .....

Mineral waters .......

149

The twilight............

151

Difference of zones ............

p. 152

Singularities of the sea........

155

Several things remarkable in aniinals

157

On the gravity of bodies......

160

The number of effects in nature .........

162

Variety in the stature of man........

164

The dog-days ...............

165

Contemplation of a meadow ............

167

Voracious animals and insects ................. 168

The buildings of the beavers ........

170

Animals considered as examples to mankind of

vices and virtues ........

172

Sensitive plants ..............

174

Variety of plants.........

176

Division of the earth......

177

Moral reflections on seeing a field of corn...... 180

The beauty and variety of the butterflies ........ 181

The formica leo, or lion ant ......,

183

The nature and properties of sound ....... 185

The mysteries of nature ...

186

Fish .... ........

188

Influence of the moon on the human body ....... 190

The ignis fatuus .... ..........

191

Of minerals ...........

193

Some of the chief exotic plants .................. 195

The vine ....

198

The blessings of this life greater than the evils of it 200

The enmity between animals................... 202

On our indifference to the works of nature ...... 203

Upon several nocturnal meteors .......

Amphibious animals.........

207

The faculty of speech how valuable if not abused 209

The effects of fire .......

211

The inexhaustible riches of nature............ 213

Petrifactions .......

215

Every thing in nature is gradual .... ...

217

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