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Page 20 - She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue is the law of kindness. She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up and call her blessed, her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Page 111 - They flew in circles, uttering loud and harsh screams, and alternately stooping with such velocity, that their motion through the air produced a loud rushing noise. They struck their claws within an inch or two of my head.
Page 56 - Ther is a satyre against the Cardinall of Lorain, of ane 153 Heroick Verses, and some others, which, if Mr Mosman's designe holds of printing all his works in a fyne letter and great paper, will make ane addition to this edition, all befor it wanted.
Page 285 - ... met with in their migration to and from the north, similar to the appearance, for a few days, of the ring-ouzels and dotterels. In spring, they are seen singly or in pairs, and in the fall, in small groups, the amount of their broods when again retiring. They do not appear to be otherwise gregarious, and it is only in this way that we can account for the flock of twenty-eight which Bewick records as seen together in a turnip field, and the instances mentioned by Mr Selby, of five or six of these...
Page 67 - A collection of several treatises in folio, concerning Scotland as it was of old, and also in later times. By sir Robert Sibbald, MD
Page 170 - Bot. vol. ii. p. 45. south the birds become less frequent. It also inhabits North America, but appears to be there generally rare, although in the United States, according to Audubon, it is frequently seen. In the fur countries it again becomes rare ;* and the above mentioned naturalist saw a single specimen only on the coast of Labrador, " sailing at the height of a few yards above the mosscovered surface of the dreary rocks.
Page 167 - Rosheen they have been now driven off, on account of the destruction done to the flocks. The nest, placed on a ledge perfectly inaccessible, was set on fire by burning a lighted brand, and was consumed with its tenants ; the parents have since forsaken a station where they had been attacked in a manner so unusual. The eyry of the Golden Eagle is placed on the face...
Page 40 - Now I come to the difficultest passage of my life. The friendship I had with the Earle of Perth was come to a great hight, though I had improven it only for the good of the Colledge of Physitians, and done very little for the bettering of my fortune by it. I admired too much him, and gave full scouth to my affection for him, without considering him more narrowly : by my extroversion towards the concerns of the Coledge, and greate persute after curious bookes I had lost much of the assiet and firmnesse...
Page 170 - Inverness-shire, and came into his possession about the end of September. This bird at once became attached to its owner, who, after having it about a month, ventured to give it liberty — a privilege which was not abused, as it came to the lure whenever called.