Zoological Recreations

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Henry Colburn, 1847 - Animal behavior - 380 pages
 

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Page 303 - Lo, the poor Indian! whose untutored mind Sees God in clouds, or hears him in the wind: His soul, proud science never taught to stray Far as the solar walk or Milky Way: Yet simple Nature to his hope has given.
Page 303 - Where slaves once more their native land behold, No fiends torment, no Christians thirst for gold. To Be, contents his natural desire, He asks no Angel's wing, no Seraph's fire; But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.
Page 69 - The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; 13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell.
Page 89 - Fountain heads and pathless groves, Places which pale passion loves ! Moonlight walks, when all the fowls Are warmly housed save bats and owls ! A midnight bell, a parting groan, These are the sounds we feed upon ; Then stretch our bones in a still gloomy valley : Nothing's so dainty sweet as lovely melancholy.
Page 305 - Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times ; and the turtle, and the crane, and the swallow, observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
Page 138 - Through swords, through seas, whither she would ride. Do but look on her eyes, they do light All that Love's world compriseth ! Do but look on her hair, it is bright As Love's...
Page 83 - There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and hatch, and gather under her shadow : there shall the vultures also be gathered, every one with her mate.
Page 143 - The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is about four feet in length from the point of the bill to the end of the tail, and nearly six feet across the wings.
Page 84 - Alitis in parvae subitam collecta figuram, Quae quondam in bustis aut culminibus desertis Nocte sedens, serum canit importuna per umbras ; Hanc versa in faciem, Turni se pestis ob ora 865 Fertque refertque sonans, clipeumque everberat alis.
Page 88 - Dame. Yes, I have brought, to help our vows, Horned poppy, cypress boughs, The fig-tree wild that grows on tombs, And juice that from the larch-tree comes, The basilisk's blood, and the viper's skin : And now our orgies let us begin.

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