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[ 231 the water into the receiver, in which it floated on the cork. In this air it lived for an hour in great rife, breathing with freedom, and diverting dell, while wet, with drying ks face and head with its paws, like a cat. After having thus lived an hour in this clofe prikan, it was taken out of it, thro' the water, hy the fame way that it had been conveyed in, and did not feem to have received any harm by this confinement, and by palling Mr& the water ; as after

twenty-four hours, by the help of proper food, it was found as lively and Ohm as it was before it had been thus treated.

S a. A final! bird, viz, a green wagtail, being treated in the fame manner, continued for an hour in the receiver in the fame quantity of teeth air. It breathed three quarters of that time with great rale, but, towards the end of the hour, quicker, and with fome Ilruggle. Soon after it was taken out, it grew lively, and again breathed with the Gene freedom as before the experiment. Our countryman Mayow aliens, that a fourteenth part of the air, in which thefe (mall animals are confined, is confumed by them betbre they expire. His experiments merit to he further verified. The experiments here related, which differ in fevers] refpofts

from Moir of Doclor Mayow, teemed necelBry, in order to thew that thefe fmall animals can live commodioufly, for a conliderable time, clofely tanfined

in the above-mentioned quantity of pure air; and

that they fuffer no harm in palfing into and out of the receiver.

By the way, I beg leave to remark, that by filling vials with dry fend, loaned of water, here Med, and emytying

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