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Page 6 - My heart leaps up when I behold A rainbow in the sky: So was it when my life began ; So is it now I am a man ; So be it when I shall grow old, Or let me die! The child is father of the man; And I could wish my days to be Bound each to each by natural piety.
Page 4 - ... plates of royal octavo size. A single part was issued, now one of the rarest brochures on American ornithology, but apparently owing to the almost simultaneous appearance of the small edition of Audubon, the undertaking was abandoned. Townsend had been elected a member of the Academy of Natural Science, of Philadelphia, in September, 1833, and upon his return from the west he was made a curator, serving December, 1839-December, 1840, and later December, 1845December 1846. In 1842 he was employed...
Page 20 - In their shape and manner they very much resemble the yellow ammers of Britain ; like them, they are fond of mounting to the top of some half-grown tree, and there chirruping for half an hour at a time. In travelling through different parts of New York and Pennsylvania in spring and summer, whenever I came to level fields of deep grass, I have constantly heard these birds around me. In -August they become mute, and soon after, that is towards the beginning of September, leave us altogether.
Page 5 - His personality was most attractive. His courtesy, kindness of heart and his brilliant conversational powers, fortified with a vivacious intellect and a fund of knowledge covering almost all subjects, made him a delightful companion and endeared him to every one who came within his...
Page 32 - ... and corner, seemed alive with crows. 16. Mr. Cassin stated that, to the best of his judgment, they would number not merely thousands, but hundreds of thousands. Flock after flock, in attempting to cross the Delaware, had evidently lost their way in the dense fog, and had at last found themselves in a small park in the very heart of Philadelphia. As if aware of their close proximity to danger, the whole company preserved the utmost order, and a stillness as profound as that of the grave itself....
Page 2 - California," etc., forming a large octavo volume, illustrated with fifty colored plates. His distinctive place in ornithology is this : he was the only ornithologist this country has ever produced who was as familiar with the birds of the Old World as with those of America.
Page 4 - To a novice it seems curious, that men of the first intellect should pay so much attention to web-footed gentry with wings.
Page 45 - The election of officers for the ensuing year resulted as follows : President, Charles Carpmael, MA ; Vice-President, TB Browning, MA ; Secietary, Alan MacDougall, M.
Page 31 - It was now quite dark, and we began to think that the birds had no intention of retiring to the woods, so determined to vary the monotony of the scene and at the same time warm our chilled bodies. We, therefore, ran rapidly toward the nearest birds and shouted together just as they first took wing. The effect was marvellous ; with a roar of wings the whole surface of the ground seemed to rise. The birds hovered about a minute, and then entered the woods ; we soon saw that but a small portion of the...
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