A natural history of British and foreign quadrupeds: containing many modern discoveries, original observations, and numerous ancedotes

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J. Thomas, 1841 - Nature - 556 pages
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Page 467 - To-day, my lord of Amiens and myself Did steal behind him, as he lay along Under an oak, whose antique root peeps out Upon the brook that brawls along this wood...
Page 501 - To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice : and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him : for they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
Page 423 - Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse's heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.
Page 33 - ... a piece out of the tip of the great toe, so very small, indeed, that the head of a pin could scarcely be received into the wound, which is, consequently, not painful ; yet, through this orifice, he continues to suck the blood, until he is obliged to disgorge.
Page 144 - And was old dog at physiology; But as a dog that turns the spit Bestirs himself, and plies his feet To climb the wheel, but all in vain, His own weight brings him down again: And still he's in the self-same place Where at his setting out he was...
Page 134 - I wished my own. With cane extended far I sought To steer it close to land ; But still the prize, though nearly caught, Escaped my eager hand.
Page 35 - As soon as there was light enough, I went to his hammock, and saw it much stained with blood. "There," said he, thrusting his foot out of the hammock, " see how these infernal imps have been drawing my life's blood." On examining his foot, I found the vampire had tapped his great toe: there was a wound somewhat less than that made by a leech ; the blood was still oozing from it; I conjectured he might have lost from ten to twelve ounces of blood. Whilst examining it, I think I put him into a worse...
Page 232 - Than by the tyger : but when the splitting wind Makes flexible the knees of knotted oaks, And flies fled under shade, why then The thing of courage, As roused with rage, with rage doth sympathise ; And with an accent tuned in the self-same key, Replies to chiding Fortune.
Page 532 - They have, pre-eminently, all the characteristics of wild animals, with some peculiarities that are sometimes very curious and amusing. They hide their young, feed in the night, basking or sleeping during the day ; — they are fierce when pressed, but, generally speaking, very timorous, moving off on the appearance of any one, even at a great distance.
Page 134 - I returned, Beau trotting far before, The floating wreath again discerned, And plunging left the shore. I saw him, with that lily cropped, Impatient swim to meet My quick approach, and soon he dropped The treasure at my feet. Charmed with the sight, 'The world...

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