Miscellaneous Tracts Relating to Natural History, Husbandry, and Physick: To which is Added The Calendar of Flora

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R. and J. Dodsley, 1762 - Ecology - 391 pages

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Page 168 - They picked out some chosen companions, who might assist them in describing and painting the objects they should meet with. At length they arrived at the moon, and found a palace there well fitted up for their reception. The next day, being very much fatigued with their journey, they kept quiet at home till noon; and being...
Page 109 - Our aquatic birds (continues he) are forced by necessity to fly toward the south every autumn, before the water is frozen. Thus we know, that the lakes of Poland and Lithuania are filled with swans and geese every autumn, at which time they go in great flocks, along many rivers, as far as the Euxine Sea.
Page 169 - Greece, all the country flocked in upon them to hear the wonders of the moon described; but all they could tell was (for that was all they knew), that the ground was covered with green intermixed with flowers, and that the birds...
Page 128 - Thou alone excluded be From this thy universe ? Shall feeble man Think it beneath his proud philosophy To call for thy assistance, and...
Page 235 - ... forefight of birds, as to the time of migration, indicated fomething of a divine nature in them ; which opinion Virgil, as an Epicurean, thinks fit to enter his proton: againll ; when he lays, . Hand equidcm credo qtda fit divinitus Hits Ingenium.
Page ix - To him another fucceeds, and thus by degrees ; till at laft one of a fupcrior genius comes, who laying all that has been done before his time together brings on a new face of things, improves, adorns, exalts human fociety.
Page 236 - It lets out with a cofmogony, and lays, that in the beginning were Chaos, and Night, and Erebus, and Tartarus. That there was neither water, nor air, nor fky ; that Night laid an egg, from whence, after a time, Love arofe. That Love, in conjunction with Erebus, produced the bird kind, and that they were the firlt of the immortal race, &c.
Page 109 - In the same manner, the female Carolina yellow-hammer, in the month of September, while the rice on which she feeds is laid up in granaries, goes towards the south, and returns in the spring to seek...
Page 379 - Berkfhire, afiured him, that a field always lying under water, of about four acres, that was occupied by his father when he was a boy, was covered with a kind of grafs that maintained five...
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