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CHAPTER XXII.

Laminous Insects...

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CHAPTER XXVI.

CURIOSITIES RESPECTING INSECTS-(Continued).

The Spider-Ingenuity of the Spider-Spider tamed-Curious Anecdote of a Spider, etc. 814

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CHAPTER LII.

CURIOSITIES RESPECTING RUINS.

Ruin at Siwa, in Egypt-Ruins of Palmyra-Ruins of Herculaneum and Pompeii-
Ancient Ruins of Balbec-Ruins of Agrigentum, in Sicily-Ancient Grandeur of
Carthage...

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CHAPTER LVI.

CURIOSITIES RESPECTING TEMPLES, ETC. (Concluded)
Inverlochy Castle-Magdalen's Hermitage-Curiosities of Friburg-Curiosities of Augs-
burg-Escurial-Florence Statues-Great Wall of China--Floating Gardens Curi-
osity at Palermo...

CHAPTER LVII.

CURIOSITIES RESPECTING THE ARK, ETC.

Duriosities respecting the Ark of Noah-The Galley of Hicro-and the Bridge of Xerxes

CHAPTER LVIII.

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CHAPTER LIX.

CURIOSITIES RESPECTING THE VARIOUS CUSTOMS OF MANKIND.
Curious Demonstrations of Friendship-Singularities of different Nations in Eating-
Female Beauty and Ornaments-Various Modes of Salutation-Maiden--Lady of the
Lamb-Curious Custom respecting Catching a Hare-Extraordinary Ancient Custom 594

CHAPTER LX.

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CURIOSITIES RESPECTING THE CUSTOMS OF MANKIND-(Continued).
Marriage Ceremonies of different Nations-Marriage Custom of the Japanese-Bacon
Flitch Custom at Dunmow, Essex-On the Origin of Rings in general—Matrimonial
Ring-Extraordinary Marriage Custom-Hand-fasting...

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CHAPTER LXI.

CURIOSITIES RESPECTING THE CUSTOMS OF MANKIND-(Continued).
Funeral Ceremonies of the Ancient Ethiopians-Funeral Ceremonies of the Chinese-
Ancient Funeral Ceremonies of the Dajakkese-Ancient Modes of Mourning-
Feasts among the Ancients of various Nations-Feast of Lanterns....

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CHAPTER LXII.

CURIOSITIES RESPECTING THE CUSTOMS OF MANKIND— —(Continued).
Origin of the Sheriff's counting Hobnails--Origin of the Order of the Garter-Origin
and History of the Claim and Allowance of the "Benefit of Clergy" in Criminal
Convictions-Curious Tenures-The Origin of May Poles and Garlands-Curious
Custom at Oakham--Curious Practice in North Holland ...

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Extraordinary Properties and Effects of Lightning-Thunder Rod-Fire-halls-Terrible
Effects of Electrified Clouds-Surprising Effects of extreme Cold-Astonishing
Expansive Force of Freezing...

CHAPTER LXIII.

CURIOSITIES RESPECTING THE CUSTOMS OF MANKIND- -(Continued).
Shrovetide-Candlemas Day-Passion or Holy Week-Origin of Valentine's Day-Ori-
gin of Plough Monday-New Year's Gifts-Chiltern Hundreds-Origin of the term
John Bull"-Origin of the Old Adage, “If it rains on St. Swithin's Day, it will
Fain Forty Days afterwards"-Curfew Bell.......................

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CHAPTER LXIV.

CURIOSITIES RESPECTING THE CUSTOMS OF MANKIND.-(Concluded.)
Ancient Religious, Mysteries and Oracles-Curious Baptism-Kalmuck Praying Ma-
chines-Curious Penance at Calcutta...

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CHAPTER LXV.
CURIOSITIES RESPECTING VARIOUS PHENOMENA OR APPEARANCES
IN NATURE.

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CHAPTER LXVI.

CURIOSITIES RESPECTING VARIOUS PHENOMENA OR APPEARANCES
IN NATURE (Continued).

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