Natural History and Antiquities of Selbourne

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Macmillan, 1887 - Natural history - 480 pages
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Page 372 - Some trust in chariots, and some in horses : but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. . 8 They are brought down and fallen : but we are risen, and stand upright.
Page 493 - Macmillan (Rev. Hugh) For other Works by same Author, see THEOLOGICAL and SCIENTIFIC CATALOGUES. HOLIDAYS ON HIGH LANDS ; or, Rambles and Incidents in search of Alpine Plants. Second Edition, revised and enlarged. Globe 8vo.
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Page 20 - Now scarcely moving through a reedy pool, Now starting to a sudden stream, and now Gently diffused into a limpid plain ; A various group the herds and flocks compose; Rural confusion! on the grassy bank Some ruminating lie; while others stand Half in the flood, and, often bending, sip The circling surface.
Page 110 - Part loosely wing the region, part more wise In common, ranged in figure wedge their way, Intelligent of seasons, and set forth Their airy caravan high over seas Flying, and over lands with mutual wing Easing their flight...
Page 189 - ... wormcasts, which, being their excrement, is a fine manure for grain and grass. Worms probably provide new soil for hills and slopes where the rain washes the earth away ; and they affect slopes, probably to avoid being flooded. Gardeners and farmers express their detestation of worms ; the former because they render their walks unsightly, and make them much work ; and the latter because, as they think, worms eat their green corn. But these men would find that the earth without worms would soon...
Page 198 - Any person would suppose that a large swarm of bees was in motion, and playing about over his head. This noise was heard last week, on June 28th. " Resounds the living surface of the ground, Nor undelightful is the ceaseless hum To him who muses at noon. Thick in you stream of light, a thousand ways, Upward and downward, thwarting and convolv'd, The quivering nations sport.
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Page 117 - Faunists, as you observe, are too apt to acquiesce in bare descriptions, and a few synonyms : the reason is plain ; because all that may be done at home in a man's study, but the investigation of the life and conversation of animals, is a concern of much more trouble and difficulty, and is not be attained but by the active and inquisitive, and by those that reside much in the country.
Page 71 - Amusive birds ! say where your hid retreat When the frost rages and the tempests beat ; Whence your return, by such nice instinct led, When spring, soft season, lifts her bloomy head ? Such baffled searches mock man's prying pride, The GOD of NATURE is your secret guide...

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