A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature, Tom 2

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Wingrave and Collingwood, 1816
 

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Strona 7 - ... happy escape from famine, are known at last to die in reality of a disorder caused by hunger ; but which, in the common language, is often called a broken heart. Some of these I have known myself, when very little able to relieve them...
Strona 391 - The hare was soon lost, and supposed to be gone the way of most fondlings, to be killed by some dog or cat. However, in about a fortnight, as the master was sitting in his garden in the dusk of the evening, he observed his cat, with tail erect, trotting towards him, and calling with little short inward notes of complacency, such as they use towards their kittens, and something gamboling after, which proved to be the leveret that the cat had supported with her milk, and continued to support with great...
Strona 180 - I am going to yield thee up ? To Europeans, who will tie thee close, — who will beat thee, — who will render thee miserable. Return with me, my beauty, my jewel, and rejoice the hearts, of my children.
Strona 203 - ... species. It is also observable, that these creatures will not permit a horse to live among them. They always feed together ; and if a horse happens to stray into the place where they graze, they all fall upon him ; and, without giving him the liberty of flying, they bite and kick him till they leave him...
Strona 323 - The buck is the first year called a fawn ; the second, a pricket ; the third, a sorel; the fourth, a- sore; the fifth, a buck of the first head; and the sixth, a great buck: the female is called a doe ; the first year a fawn ; and the second a tegg.
Strona 413 - ... climates; and there was a time when even the southern parts of Europe were infested by him. At present, he is only found in Africa and the East Indies ; in some of which countries he grows to an enormous height. The lion of Bildulgerid is said to be nearly five feet high, and between nine and ten feet from the tip of the nose to the insertion of the tail.
Strona 231 - On stroking its head, it got up, pawed two or three times like an old bull, bellowed very loud, stepped back a few steps, and bolted at his legs with all its force ; it then began to paw again, bellowed, stepped back, and bolted as before ; but knowing its intention, and stepping...
Strona 230 - ... off with equal speed, but not to the same distance ; forming a shorter circle, and again returning with a bolder and more threatening aspect than before, they approach much nearer, probably within thirty yards, when they make another stand, and again...
Strona 223 - There are many of our peasantry that have no other possession but a cow ; and even of the advantages resulting from this most useful creature, the poor are but the nominal possessors. Its flesh they cannot pretend to taste, since then their whole riches are at once destroyed ; its calf they are obliged to fatten for sale, since veal is a delicacy they could not make any pretensions to...
Strona 344 - Standing in the center of the town, as far as the eye can reach, nothing is to be seen but heaps of rubbish, tall dreary chimneys and shattered brick walls, while 'in the hollow windows, dreary horror's sitting.

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