A Plain and Easy Account of the Land and Freshwater Mollusks of Great Britain

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R. Hardwicke, 1866 - Mollusks - 244 pages

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Page 239 - A clear, bold, distinctive type enables the reader to take In at a glance the arrangement and divisions of every page. And Mrs. Lankester has added to the technical description by the editor an extremely interesting popular sketch, which follows in smaller type. The...
Page 239 - British plants which encumber these volumes with riches, the reader cannot help being struck with the beauty of many of the humblest flowering weeds we tread on with careless step. We cannot dwell upon many of the individuals grouped in the splendid bouquet of flowers presented in these pages, and it will be sufficient to state that the work is pledged to contain a figure of every wild flower indigenous to these isles." — The Times. " Will be the most complete Flora of Great Britain ever brought...
Page 185 - These just-hatched molluscs, though aquatic in their nature, survived on the duck's feet, in damp air, from twelve to twenty hoUrs; and in this length of time a duck or heron might fly at least six or seven hundred miles, and if blown across the sea to an oceanic island, or to any other distant point, would be sure to alight on a pool or rivulet.
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Page 239 - Will be the most complete Flora of Great Britain ever brought out. This great work will find a place wherever botanical science is cultivated,' and the study of our native plants, with all their fascinating associations, held dear.
Page 114 - I seized the vermin, home I quickly sped, And on the hearth the milk-white embers spread. Slow crawl'd the snail, and, if I right can spell In the soft ashes mark'da curious L; Oh, may this wondrous omen lucky prove! For L is found in Lubberkin and Love. ' With my sharp heel I three times mark the ground, And turn me thrice around, around, around.
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