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" ... of its web, and taking no sustenance that I could perceive. At last, however, a large blue fly fell into the snare, and struggled hard to get loose. The spider gave it leave to entangle itself as much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for... "
The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith.. - Page 206
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1806
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The County Magazine, Volume 1

Periodicals - 1788
...cobweb. I muft own I was greatly furprized when I faw the fpider immediately fally out, and in lefs than a minute weave a new net round its captive, by which the motionof its wings was flopped, and when it was fairly hampered in this manner, it was feized and dragged...
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Select British Classics, Volume 3

English literature - 1804
...returned, and when he found all arts vain, began to demolish the new web _ without mercy. This brought en another battle, and, contrary to my expectations,...lived, in a precarious state, and nature seemed to have filled it for such a life, for upon a single fly it subsisted for more than a week. I once put a wasp...
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The Lady's Magazine, Or, Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ...

English literature - 1770
...cobweb. I m'.ift own I was greatly furprifcd when I faw the fpider immediately fally out, and hi lefs than a minute weave a new net round its captive, by which the motion of its wings was flopped, and when it was fairly hampered in this manner, it was ieized and dragged into the hole. ....
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The miscellaneous works of OLiver Goldsmith [ed. by S. Rose].

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812
...much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for the cobweb. I must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in...round its captive, by which the motion of its wings wasstopped, and when it was fairly hampered in this manner, it was seized, and dragged into the hole....
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Essays and The Bee, Volumes 1-2

Oliver Goldsmith - English essays - 1820
...much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for the cobweb. I must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in less than a. minute weave a new net around its captive, by which the motion of its wings^as stopped, and when it was fairly hampered in...
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The British Prose Writers: Goldsmith's Essay and Bee

British prose literature - 1821
...much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for the cobweb. I must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in less than a minute weave a new net around its captive, by which the motion of its wings was stopped, and when it was fairly hampered in...
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The Republic of Letters: A Weekly Republication of Standard Literature, Volume 3

1835
...as possible, but it seemed to be foo strong for the cobweb. I SIR, must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in...it was seized, and dragged into the hole. In this maner it lived, in a precarious state ; and nature seemed to have fitted it for such a life, for upon...
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The Republic of Letters: A Weekly Republication of Standard Literature, Volume 3

English literature - 1835
...as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for the cobweb. I Sim, must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in less than a minute weave a new net round ita captive, by w,hich the motion of its wings was stopped ; and, when it was fairly hampered in this...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: Including a ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1837
...much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for the cobweb. I must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in...manner, it was seized, and dragged into the hole. Ill this manner it lived, in a precarious state, and nature seemed to have fitted it for such a life...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1838 - 527 pages
...much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for the cobweb. I must own I was greatly surprised j j L ǧ &{ l & k AC SZu j; Hp ^ \ C *T,s cܸ. U G & ) , G l j and, when it was fairly hampered in this manner, it was seized, and dragged into the hole. In this...
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