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" ... the seller was to forfeit to the buyer the third part of its value. If any one stole or killed the cat that guarded the prince's granary, he was to forfeit a milch ewe, its fleece and lamb; or as much wheat as, when poured on the cat suspended by... "
A General History of Quadrupeds - Page 211
by Ralph Beilby - 1792 - 483 pages
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British Zoology, Volume 1

Thomas Pennant - Zoology - 1776 - 278 pages
...milch ewe, its fleece and lamb ; or as much wheat as when poured on the cat fufpended by its tail (the head touching the floor) would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the former*. This laft quotation is not only curious, as being an evidence of the fimplicity of ancient manners,...
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The Prose epitome; or, Extracts, elegant, instructive, and entertaining ...

Conduct of life - 1792 - 456 pages
...amileh ewe, its fleece and lamb; oras much wheat as wh«n poureii on the u: fulpcndcd by its tail (the head touching the floor) would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the former. This bft quotation is not only curious,, as being an evidence of the fimplieity of ancient manners,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...milch ewe, its fleece and lamb ; or as much wheat as when poured on the cat fufpended by its tail (the head touching the floor) would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the former. This lait quotation is not only curious, as being an evidence of the (implicit/ fimplicity of ancient...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...milch ewe, its fleece and Jamb; or as much wheat as when poured on the cat fufpended by its tail (the head touching the floor) would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the former. This laft quotation is not only carious, as being an evidence of the fimplicity of ancient manners,...
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Encyclopædia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts ..., Volume 7, Part 1

Colin Macfarquhar, George Gleig - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1797
...milch-ewe, its fleece and lamb ; or as much wheat as, when poured on a cat fufpended by its tail (the head touching the floor), would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the former. This lail quotation is not only curious, as being an evidence of the fimplicity of ancient manners,...
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Animal Biography, Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 1

William Bingley - Animal behavior - 1803
...to forfeit a milch ewe, her fleece, and Iamb, or as much wheat as, when poured on the Cat, suspended by its tail, (its head touching the floor) would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the tail. — From these circumstances we may conclude, that Cats were not originally natives of these...
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The Youth's magazine, or Evangelical miscellany

1814
...lamb, or as much wheat as, when poured OB the cat, suspended by its tail, (its head touchcc 3 ing ing the floor) would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the tail. — From these circumstances we may conclude, that cats were not originally natives of these...
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A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - Physical geography - 1816
...milch ewe, its fleece and lamb, or as much wheat as, when poured on the cat, suspended by the tail (the head touching the floor) would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the former. From hence we discover, besides a picture of the simplicity of the times, a strong argument that cats were not naturally...
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The Pocket magazine of classic and polite literature. [Continued as] The ...

1829
...either a milch ewe, her fleece, and lamb, or as much wheat, as \vhen ponred on the cat, suspended by her tail (its head touching the floor), would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of its tail. ON A FUGITIVE DANCING MASTER. His time was short, his touch was neat, His movements have...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist, Volume 56

1839
...milch ewe, its fleece and lamb ; or as much wheat as when poured on the cat suspended by its tail (the head touching the floor), would form a heap high enough to cover the tip of the tail.* Pennant, who quotes these laws in his British Zoology (1777), observes justly, that this evidence...
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