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PREVIOUS works of this kind by Dr. Andrew Wilson are so well known, that a very few words will suffice to introduce the present one to the notice of our readers. It consists of a re-publication of essays on biological and psychological topics, which the author has from time to time contributed to sundry magazines. Although there is little or no attempt at originality, the collection is well calculated to prove of use and interest to general readers. The style is everywhere entertaining, and the following is a list of the subjects treated:—“Human Resemblances to Lower Life,” “Some Economics of Nature,” “Monkeys,” “Elephants,” “Past and Present of the Cuttle-Fishes,” “Migration of Animals,” “The Problems of Distribution,” “Songs without Words,” “The Laws of Speech,” “Body and Mind,” “The Old Phrenology and the New,” “The Mind's Mirror,” “What Dreams are made of,” “Coinages of the Brain,” “The Inner Life of Plants,” “An Invitation to Dinner.”

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