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NATURAL HISTORY

REPTILES AND SERPENTS.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

AN APPENDIX,

Containing an Account

Of Worms, of Corals, and of Sponges.

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DUBLIN:
PRINTED BY J. JONES, 40, SOUTH GREAT GEORGE'S-$T.

1824.

Jew 824.34

HAFI VARD COLLEGA
NOV 20 1928

LIBRARY

Edward Percival morritt

PREFACE.

THERE is one peculiarity in the following account of Reptiles and Serpents, which it may be aseful to mention to the young Reader. The Frog is the only animal in the collection which is found in Ireland. Amongst the remainder, the Viper and the Toad, togethes with one or two kinds of harmless serpents, and the Nimble Lizard, are natives of England, but the whole number, whether harmless or hurtful, with the exception already mentioned, are unable to bear our climate. Every one has, doubtless, heard, that venomous animals do not exist amongst us; but whatever may be the

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