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" ... of the little animal, I had the good fortune then to prevent its destruction, and I may say it more than paid me by the entertainment it afforded. In three days the web was, with incredible diligence, completed ; nor could I avoid thinking that the... "
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1804
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The County Magazine, Volume 1

Periodicals - 1788
...that fpecies of the infect, called an houfcfpider. I perceived about four years ago, a large fpider in one corner of my room making its web ; and though the maid frequently levelled her fatal b.oom againft the labours of the little animal, I had trie good fortune then to prevent its deftrudion,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...follows is the result of my own observation upon that species of the insect called an House- Spider. I perceived about four years ago, a large spider in...maid frequently levelled her fatal broom against the labors of the little animal, 1 had the good fortune then to prevent its destruction, and I may say,...
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The British Prose Writers: Goldsmith's Essay and Bee

British prose literature - 1821
...follows is the result of my own observations upon that species of the insect, called a house-spider r I perceived, about four years ago, a large spider...to prevent its destruction, and I may say, it more thau paid me by the entertainment it afforded. • In three days the web was with incredible diligence...
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, with an account of ..., Volume 4

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825
...follows is the result of my own observation upon that species of the insect called a house-spider. I perceived, about four years ago, a large spider...web ; and though the maid frequently levelled her fetal broom against the labours of the little animal, I had the good fortune then to prevent its destruction...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1830 - 527 pages
...own observation upon that species of the ˇшей called a hmise-spidcr. I perceived about four jem by six o'clock. At this scene of festivity, she generally...by telling her dreams, relating stories of spirits, laboura of lit little animal, I had the good fortune then to prevent its destruction ; and I may say,...
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The Bristol Job Nott, Or, Labouring Man's Friend, Issue 1

Working class - 1832
...housespider is given by Goldsmith, one of our most popular writers. " I perceived," says lie, " about fonr years ago a large spider in one corner of my room...against the labours of the little animal. I had the «ood fortune then to pi-event its destruction ; and I may say it more than paid me by the entertainment...
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The Natural History of Insects, Volume 1

James Rennie, John Obadiah Westwood - Insects - 1833 - 321 pages
...lively an account of some of the habits of the house-spider, that it deserves to be transcribed. " I perceived, about four years ago, a large spider...little animal, I had the good fortune then to prevent it's destruction ; and,- 1 may say, it more than paid me by the entertainment it afforded. " In three...
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The Republic of Letters: A Weekly Republication of Standard Literature, Volume 3

English literature - 1835
...follows is the result of my own observation upon that species of the insect called a house-spider. I perceived about four years ago, a large spider in...good fortune then to prevent its destruction ; and [ may say, it more than paid me by the entertainment it afforded. In three days the web was with incredible...
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The Republic of Letters: A Weekly Republication of Standard Literature, Volume 3

1835
...follows is the result of my own observation upon that species of the insect called a house-spider. I perceived about four years ago, a large spider in...maid frequently levelled her fatal broom against the lalxmrs of the little animal, I had the good fortune then to prevent its destruction ; and I may say,...
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, including a variety ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1837
...follows is the result of my own observation upon that species of the insect called a house-spider. I perceived, about four years ago, a large spider...to prevent its destruction, and I may say, it more than-paid me by the entertainment it afforded. In three days the web was with incredible diligence...
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