Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners, and Economy, of the Animal Creation, Arranged According to the System of Linnaeus, Volume 2

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Richard Phillips, 1805

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Page 103 - He goeth on to meet the armed men : He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted ; neither turneth he back from the sword. The quiver rattleth against him, the glittering spear, and the shield. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither
Page 103 - and expressive :—" Hast thou given the Horse strength ? Hast thou clothed his neck with thunder ? Canst thou make him afraid as a Grasshopper ? The glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his
Page 350 - His annual visit. Half-afraid he first Against the window beats ; then brisk alight* On the warm hearth ; then, hopping o'er the floor, Eyes all the smiling family askance, And pecks, and starts, and wonders where he is; Till, more familiar grown, the table-crumbs Attract
Page 443 - which leaveth her eggs in the earth, and warmeth them in the dust; and forgetteth that the foot may crush them, or that the wild beast may break them. She is hardened against her young ones as though they were not hers: her labour is in vain without fear; because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her
Page 164 - There went forth a wind from the Lord, and brought Quails from the sea, and let them fall upon the camp, and a day's journey round about it, to the height of two cubits above the earth*.
Page 199 - setting sun to Indian worlds,— The royal Eagle draws his vigorous young, Strong-pounc'd, and ardent with paternal fire; Now, fit to raise a kingdom of their own, He drives them from his fort, the towering seat, For ages, of his empire.
Page 41 - At first, in speed He, sprightly, puts his faith; and, rous'd by fear, Gives all his swift aerial soul to flight. Against the breeze he darts, that way the more To leave the lessening murderous cry behind. Deception short! though fleeter than the winds Blown
Page 338 - Up springs the Lark, Shrill-voic'd and loud, the messenger of morn : Ere yet the shadows fly, he, mounted, sings Amid the dawning clouds, and from their haunts Calls up the tuneful nations. The
Page 460 - Unconquerable hand of Liberty,— The Stork-assembly meets; for many a day Consulting deep and various, ere they take Their arduous voyage through the liquid sky. And now, their route design'd, their leaders chose, Their tribes adjusted, clean'd their vigorous wings . And many a circle, many a
Page 366 - the superstructure. On this occasion the bird not only clings with its claws, but partly supports itself by strongly inclining its tail against the wall, making that a fulcrum ; and thus fixed, it plasters the materials into the face of the brick or stone. But that this work may not, while soft,

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