. Homes without hands. : Being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction. Animals. THE LONG-TAILED TITMOUSE. 329 Were it only for the beauty and elegance of its form, no one who had an eye for living art could kill the pretty little bird, and reduce the bright, active, happy creature to a mere pinch of ruffled feathers. Were it only for the wonderful structure of its nest, it would be worthy of preservation. But when we come to consider the inestimable and inappreciated services which this tiny bird renders to manldnd, we should not only

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. Homes without hands. : Being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction. Animals. THE LONG-TAILED TITMOUSE. 329 Were it only for the beauty and elegance of its form, no one who had an eye for living art could kill the pretty little bird, and reduce the bright, active, happy creature to a mere pinch of ruffled feathers. Were it only for the wonderful structure of its nest, it would be worthy of preservation. But when we come to consider the inestimable and inappreciated services which this tiny bird renders to manldnd, we should not only
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. Homes without hands. : Being a description of the habitations of animals, classed according to their principle of construction. Animals. THE LONG-TAILED TITMOUSE. 329 Were it only for the beauty and elegance of its form, no one who had an eye for living art could kill the pretty little bird, and reduce the bright, active, happy creature to a mere pinch of ruffled feathers. Were it only for the wonderful structure of its nest, it would be worthy of preservation. But when we come to consider the inestimable and inappreciated services which this tiny bird renders to manldnd, we should not only be devoid of. THE LOKO-TAILED TITMOUSE. all gratitude, but likewise of all common sense—^which however comes to much the same point—were we willingly to destroy our feathered benefactor. Although almost every one who lives in the country or who possesses a tolerably large garden in a town is perfectly familiar with this bird, comparatively few are in a position to narrate from personal observation the benefits which it confers upon us. The reason is simple; they do not rise early enough. A Ijong-. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Wood, J. G. (John George), 1827-1889; Keyl, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1823-1871; Smith, E. A. (Edward Alfred); Pearson, G. (George). London : Longmans, Green, and Co.

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