Fabulous histories, designed for the instruction of children, respecting their treatment of animals

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C. and J. Rivington, 1826 - Animal welfare - 172 pages

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Page 19 - And so, Robin, you want to be master of the nest ? A pretty master you would make indeed, who do not know even how to govern your own temper ! I will not stand to talk much to you now, but depend upon it I will not suffer you to use any of the family ill, particularly your good mother and if you persist in obstinacy, I will certainly turn you out of the nest before you can fly.
Page 35 - I can, replied she, and then flew to the nest followed by her mate. She alighted upon the ivy, and peeping into the nest, inquired how they all did ? Very well, dear mother, said Robin.
Page 35 - I should have done, had not you, my good father, taught me to conquer my fears,' replied Flapsy ; ' when I saw the top of him, my heart began to flutter to such a degree that I was ready to die, and every feather of me shook ; but when I found he stayed but a very little while, I recovered, and was in hopes he was quite gone. My brothers and sister, I believe, felt as I did ; but we comforted one another that the danger was over for this day, and all agreed to make ourselves happy, and not fear this...
Page 105 - O, my old friend, said he, are you got abroad in the world again? I heard the Linnet in the pear-tree say, you were caught stealing corn, and hung up as a spectacle, but I thought this could not be true; besides, the Blackbird in the cherry-tree told me, that the reason we did not see you as usual was, that you were...
Page 54 - London at the time he was shown, and heard continually of this wonderful Pig from persons of my acquaintance, I never went to see him ; for I am fully persuaded that great cruelty must have been used in teaching him things so foreign to his nature, and therefore would not give any encouragement to such a scheme.
Page 81 - ... the supplication of a poor woman, who entreated them to give her some relief, as she had a sick husband and seven children in a starving condition ; of which, she said, they might be eye-witnesses if they would have the goodness to step into a barn that was very near. Mrs. Benson, who was always ready...
Page 130 - I think myself in a great degee indented to my cattle for my success. My father left me master of a little farm, with a few acres of land well cropped, three horses, two cows, ten sheep, a sow and pigs, a jackass and a few poultry. These have gradually multiplied to what you now see me possess, besides numbers that I have sold. And I have had fine crops of hay and corn ; so that every year I laid by a little money, till I was able to purchase this farm, which has proved a very good one to me.
Page 58 - She was to blame, but is now sorry for her fault, my dear, therefore you must not speak unkindly of her; besides, you know she has no good mama, as we have, to teach her what is proper ; and her papa is obliged to be absent from home very often, and leave her to the care of a governess, who perhaps was never instructed herself to be tender to animals. With this kind of conversation they amused themselves as they walked, every now and then peeping into their baskets to see their little birds, which...
Page 137 - Dicky and Flapsy were desirous to depart, being alarmed for their own safety. No, said the father, let us stay a little longer — now we will go on. They accordingly took another flight, and saw a man scattering seed upon the ground. See there, said Dicky, what fine food that man throws down ; I dare say he is some good creature who is a friend to the feathered race ; shall we alight and partake of his bounty ? Do not form too hasty an opinion, Dicky, said the father; watch here with me a little...
Page 16 - Since you have begun, Robin," answered Dicky, "I must speak, for you gave me a very hard peck indeed ; and I was afraid you had put out my eye. I am sure I made all the room I could for you ; but you said you ought to have half the nest, and to be master when your father and mother were out, because you are the eldest.

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