Birds and nature (1901) (14748225672)

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Birds and nature (1901) (14748225672)

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Identifier: birdsnature9101unse (find matches)
Title: Birds and nature
Year: 1900 (1900s)
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Subjects: Birds Natural history
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : A.W. Mumford, Publisher
Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign



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by their size and form,and may be roughly classified as egg-shaped with blunt nipples and ob-long lemons with large nipples. Thesweet lemon and thin-rind Poncine andNaples belong to the firstclass, whilethe second includes such forms as theimperial, the Gaeta and the wax. Theprincipal varieties grown in Californiaare the Lisbon, Eureka and the Villa-Franca. Of these, the Eureka orig-inated in California, while the Villa-Franca was imported from Europe.Besides the grateful quality of the juice,the expressed oil of the rind is used inthe arts and has an intense odor oflemon, and the Pundits of Benares,quote a Sanskrit work, written about1354, in which the oil is described as avaluable medicine. The acid pulp ofthe Lemon, after rasping off the rind, ispressed for citric acid, while the ottosof the Lemon, orange and bergamot,the preparation of which forms thechief industry of Sicily, are leadingingredients in the preparation of Lis-bon Water and Eau de Portugal. —Charles S. Raddin. 182
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LIBRARYUNIVERSITY Of ILLINOIS TWO WRENS. The house wren is one of Natures illu-minated successes. It has been said thatthere is no second spring, yet to-day (July20th) this bird is in the full glory ofspring-time melody. He sings from thetop of a telegraph pole, the song caughtup and repeated by some country cousinin the grove, a musical argument carriedon all day long and left at night in thesame unsettled state in which morningfound it. Whether they are discussingthe relative merit of their respectiveclaims, a town residence or a countryseat, I am unable to decide; it is certain,however, that the concessions of neitherparty infringe upon domestic dignity. Their speech is a revelation of supremecontent, a liquid, flexible measure withripples and cascades bubbling throughand over, a dash of pure color amid Julysneutral tinted emotions. The day may be dark and threatening,the sun concealed in gloomy banks ofcloud, rain falling, or thick mists obscur-ing the valley;.each and all are pow

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