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THE FALCON FAMILY;

OR,

YOUNG IRELAND.

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THE

FALCON FAMILY;

OR,

Y O UNG I R E L A N D.

IN ONE VOLUME.

LONDON:

CHA PMAN AND HALL, 186, STRAND.

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THE FALCON

FAMILY;

OR,

YOUNG IRELAND.

CHAPTER I.

6 Most of the hawks and owls are averse to the trouble of constructing nests for themselves. Thus the brown falcons take possession of the old nests of magpies or squirrels, to which, so far as we can learn, they never add any fresh materials, nor take any pains to repair damages or render them tidy.”

Rennie on Bird-Architecture.

TOE FALCONS ON THE WING-CONSTERNATION OF MARYLEBONE

A THREATENING LETTER-THE RED ROVER AND THE GIPSY VISITATION OF THE REV. DR. HOBART-THE FREEMANS SURRENDER AT DISCRETION-SPUNGES AND THEIR CORRELATIVES--USE OF THE METALS IN THE ECONOMY OF HUMAN LIFE.

TOWARDS the middle of the month of May, not three years since, a lively sensation was produced in a circle of respectable families mostly resident in Marylebone, by the sudden arrival in town of a family of the highflying name of Falcon.

The sensation, upon the whole, was decidedly alarming. The Puddicomes, of Wimpole-street, quaked; the

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