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of various stuffs of Syrian and Indian fabric, DARIEN, or Terra Firma PROPER, once hung loosely on a light frame of wood, and the northern division of Terra Firma, or Castile spread with small Turkey carpets. The minis- del Oro, is now a province of Colombia, and is ters, or meleks, were seated at some distance on bounded on the north by the Spanish Main, the right and left, and behind them was a line of or Caribbean Sea; on the east by Carthagena; guards, bearing a spear and target, with caps, in on the west by Panama; and on the south by the which a black ostrich feather was stuck. The Pacific Ocean, and the province of Choco. ground in front was 'filled with spectators and Darien is one of the largest provinces of Tierra petitioners, to the number of 1500. On the Firme : It is about 250 miles long, and eighty monarch's left hand stood a person whose em- broad. ployment was to sound his praises, and who The Gulf of Darien, which is the mouth of vociferated continually, “See the buffaloe, the the Rio Atrato, or rather a large arm of the offspring of a buffaloe, a bull of bulls, the ele- Atlantic, is the most important part of the phant of superior strength, the powerful sultan northern coast, and contains several islands of Abd-el-rach-man-el-rashid.'. His revenue is de- considerable size. The rivers are very large, but rived from various sources, and often collected few of them navigable, owing to the shoals, bars, by troops who march through the territory, and and rapids, in which they abound; most of seize the cattle until it is paid. The king is also them, however, yield grains of gold. an extensive merchant, exporting and importing The province of Darien is thinly inhabited, every year a large quantity of goods on his own and almost wholly by native tribes, who amoun. account.

perhaps to 30,000; the unhealthiness of the The religion of Mahomet is professed uni- climate and the impenetrable forests preventing versally and zealously. But the people are the formation of European settlements. The cheerful in their dispositions; and the females valleys are so marshy, from the overflowing of not immured, nor, unless in the case of the the rivers, that the natives generally build their great, are their faces veiled. A fermented liquor habitations in the branches of high trees. called merise, the same with the bouza of the The chief products are cotton and tobacco. negroes, is universally indulged in, however, and the mouth of the Atrato, though wide, has by both sexes. The men sometimes sit whole many shoals; yet it serves to export much of the days over it. The intercourse of the sexes is internal produce of the neighbouring provinces, extremely licentious, and polygamy has no and is a noted smuggling station, where European bounds. The Furians are also considered as by goods are exchanged for the gold of Choco. A no means conspicuous for honor or even honesty. small fort which protects the gold mines of Cana No property is found to be safe out of the sight is the principal station on the frontiers of Choco: of the owner.

its garrison is sent monthly from Panama. The grand intercourse of Darfur is with Egypt, Santa Cruz de Cana is the capital, and was and is carried on entirely by caravans, whose mo- formerly a considerable place. There were also tions from Fur are, however, extremely uncertain, at one time nine other towns or missions, and and sometimes two or even three years elapse several hamlets; but most of them have been without one.

The caravan going to Egypt is abandoned. In this province the Scotch atmuch larger than the one returning, and tempted a settlement in 1699; and for this prooften consists of 2000 camels. The water is ject a fund was subscribed, amounting to about carried in goat-skins or ox-hides, artificially £900,000 sterling: The plan, however, comcovered to prevent evaporation, and every tenth pletely failed, partly, it is said, through the jeacamel is loaded with straw and beans. Among lousy of the English, but chiefly from the unthe articles sent to Egypt, the most important are healthiness of the climate. Of 1200 individuals slaves, taken in the negro countries of the south; who embarked for the colony, not above thirty ivory, the horns, teeth, and hide of the rhi- survived. noceros, the hippopotamus, and the camel. The Darien, a town of the United Staies, in Liberimports comprise beads of all sorts, toys, glass, ty county, Georgia, on the banks of the North arms, light cloths, Barbary caps, carpets, silks, Channel of the river Alatamaha, ten miles below shoes, and writing-paper in large quantities. Fort Barrington. Commerce is transacted entirely by barter. DARII, in logic, one of the modes of syllogism There is also a considerable intercourse with of the first figure, wherein the major proposition Mecca, which takes the route by Suakem and is an universal affirmative, and the minor and Jidda, as much shorter than that by Egypt. conclusion particular affirmatives : thus,

DARIC, in antiquity, a famous gold coin, DA- Every thing that is moved is moved by first struck by Darius the Mede, about A.A.C.

another; 538; probably during his stay at Babylon. RI- Some body is moved ; From thence the darics were dispersed over the 1, Therefore, some body is moved by another. east, and into Greece; where they were also DARIUS THE MEDE. See CYAXARES II. called stateres, and were the gold coins best DARK, v. a., n. s. & adj,

Saxon, deorck known in Athens in ancient times. According DARK'EN, v. a. & n. s.

Irish dorch,

Bў to Dr. Bernard, the daric weighed two grains DARK'EN ER, n. s. antiphrasis, from more. than our guinea. Plutarch says, they

Dark'isu, adj.

depkw, to see, says bore on one side an archer clothed in a long Darrʻling, part.

Minsheu. To derobe, and crowned with a spiked crown, hold. Dark'ly, udv.

prive of light (one ing a bow in his left hand, and an arrow in his DARK'NESS, n. s.

of our oldest verbs, right; and on the other side the effigies of DARK'SOME, adj.

as Mr. Todd reDarius. There were afterwards half darics. Napk'-WORKING, adi:

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of being so deprived : not light; opaque ; obscure ; Thou wretched daughter of a dark old man, blind. Hence gloomy, not cheerful; not of a Conduct my weary steps. Dryden and Lee's Edipus. shoxy or vivid color. To darken is to make, as For well you know, and can record alone, well as to grow, or gradually become, dark. What fame to fulure times conveys but darkens down. Darkish is dusky; that which is approaching a

Dryden. black or dark color. Darkling is a poetical par Mistaken blessing, which old age they call, ticiple to express the state of being without 'Tis a long, nasty, darksome hospital.

Id. light. The meaning of the other derivatives

All the light truth has, or can have, is from the seems sufficiently obvious.

clearness and validity of thuse preofs upon which it is And the sunne was derked and the eir, of the smoke received; to talk of any other light in the underof the pitt. Wiclif. Apoc. 9. standing, is to put ourselves in the dark; or in the

Locke. Then the priest shall look: and, behold, if the power of the prince of darkness. bright spots in the skin of their desh be darkish wnite. Whether the darkened room to muse invite,

Bible. Lev. 14. Or whitened wall provoke the skewer to write. Pope. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness,

All men of dark tempers, according to their degree and translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.

of melancholy or enthusiasm, may find convents fitted to their humours,

Addison on Italy. Colossians. Ther saw I first the derke imagining

Foul ministers, dark-working by the force Of felonie and alle the compassing ;

Of secret, sapping gold.

Thomson, The cruel ire, red as any glede,

Must helpless man, in ignorance sedate,
The pikepurse, and eke ihe pale drede.

Roll darkling down the torrent of his fate ?
Chaucer. Cant. T'ales.

Must no dislike alarm, no wishes rise,
Pair when that cloud of pride, which oft doth dark

No cries invoke the mercies of the skies? Her goodly light, with smiles she drives away.

Johnson. Vanity of Human Wisnies.

Spenser. Their quickness is owing to their presumption and For light she hated as the deadly bale,

rashness, and not to any hidden irradiation that in a Ay wont in desert darknees to remaine,

moment dispels all darkness from their minds.

Burke. Where plain none might her face see, nor she see any laine. Spenser. Faerie Queene.

Dark will thy doom be, darker still

Thine immortality of ill. Byron. Siege of Corinth. What may seem dark at the first, will afterwards be found more plain.


So do the dark in soul expire,

Or live like Scorpion girt by fire Such as his wisdom, that his confidence did sel So writhes the mind Remorse hath riven, don darken his foresight, especially ir things near at Unfit for earth, undoomed for heaven, hand.


Darkness above, despair beneath You must not look to have an image in any thing Around it flame, within it death! Byron. lightsome ; for even a face in iron, red-hot, will not be

DAR’LING, adj. & n. s. Sax, deorling, the seen, the light confounding the small differences of Lightsome and darksome, which shew the figure. Id.

diminutive of dear. Favorite ; beloved. One

much beloved. Come, thick night, And pall thee in the dunnest smoke of hell,

Lo my child whom I have chosen; my derlyng in That my keen knife see not the wound it makes;

whom it hath wel plesid to my soul, I schal putte my Nor beaven peep through the blanket of the dark,

Spirit on hym : and he schal telle doom to hethene To ery, hold! hold! Shakspeare. Macbeth.

Wiclif. Matt. 12.

Young Ferdinand they suppose is drowned, Fleance, his son, who keeps him company,

And his and my loved darling. Shakspeare. Mast embrace the fate of that dark hour.

In Thames, the ocean's darling, Englaud's pride, Shakspeure.

The pleasing emblem of his reign does glide. Meantime we shall express our darker purpose.

Halifax. Id. The instruments of darkness tell us truths ;

She became the darling of the princess.

Addison. Wia us with honest trifles, to betray us la deepest consequence.

Have a care lest some beloved notion, or some darDarkling stands

ling science, too far prevail over your mind. Watts. The varying shore o' the world

And to find out our most beloved sin, let iis conCloud and ever-during dark

sider what are those worldly objects or amusements Surrounds me! from the cheerful ways of men

which give us the highest delight; this, it is probaMilion.

ble, will lead us directly to some one of our darling He, here with us to be, iniquities.

Mason. Porsook the courts of everlasting day,

The text, that sorts not with his darling whim, And chose with us a darksome house of mortal clay.

Though plain to others, is obscure to him.

Cowper. Progress of Error.
The wakeful bird

Save me, oh! save me, from the sword dividing; Sings darkling, and, in shadiest covert hid,

Give me my darling from the jaws of death; Tunes ber nocturnal note.

Id. Thee will I praise, and, in thy name confiding, The age, wherein he lived, was dark; but he

Proclaim thy mercies with my latest brcath.

K. White. Coald not want sight, who taught the world to see.

Denham. DARLINGTON, a county of the United The lasts and passions of men do sully and darken States, in Cheraws district, South Carolina, their minds, even by a natural influence. Tillotson. bounded on the south and south-west by Lynch's




Cut off.

Creek. It is thirty five miles long, and twenty- skulls, and several strings of hands, five or six four broad.

on a string. Their arms are bows and arrows, DARLINGTON, a town of Durham, situated on lances, and long clubs; and they have handsome a flat on the river Skerne. It stands on the great canoes from fifty to seventy feet in length. They road from London to Edinburgh. It has a weekly are apparently a treacherous race. Long. 1420 market, and, excepting January and February, a 59' 15" E., lat. 9° 39' 30" S. fair once a fortnight through the year. This DARRAIN', v. a Old Fr. desrener. By Jutown carries on linen and woollen manufactures. nius referred to dare. “It seems to me,' says Dr. A curious water machine for grinding optical Johnson, 'more probably deducible from arranglasses, and spinning linen yarn, has been erected ger la battaille.' To prepare, or range troops here; the invention of a native of the town. It for battle ; to commence single combat. is nineteen miles south of Durham, and 247

And on the morwe, or it were day light, north by west of London.

Ful prively two harneis hath he dight, DARMSTADT, a neat town of Germany, the Both suffisant and mete to darreine capital of the grand duchy of Hesse. It was The bataille in the field betwix him tweine. fortified by a wall in 1330. The town contains

Chaucer. Cant. Tales. a regency, a court of appeals, a consistory, and Therewith they 'gan to hurlen greedily, criminal court The prince of Hesse Darmstadt Redoubted battle ready to darraine. Spenser entered into the late confederation of the states

Comes Warwick, backing of the duke of York ; of the Rhine, and, by the treaty of alliance, re Darrain your battle ; for they are at hand. ceived the title of grand duke, and royal high

Shakspeare. ness. The palace of the landgrave Louis VII.,

The town-boys parted in twain, the one side calling and the modern residence of the grand duke, themselves Pompeians, the other Cæsarians; and with its beautiful gardens, are principal objects: then darraining a kind of battle, but without arms, the to which may be added, the town church with Cæsarians got the over hand. the tombs of the landgraves; the state house;

Carew's Survey of Cornwall. the pædagogium, or academy; the public library;

DART, v. a., v. n. & n. s. Fr., Teut. and the library of the grand duke; the cabinet of Arm. dard; Swed. dart ; Ital. dardo ; from Gr. natural history (containing a number of curious

dopv. To throw a missile, or short lance; to fossils); the military school; and the building ap

project any thing offensive ; to emit ; to fly as a propriated to military exercises, an edifice 300 feet

dart; to let fly. As a substantive, it is the wea. by 150, and capable of containing 3000 men.

pon thrown or darted. is situated on a river of the same name, thirty miles north-west of Heidelberg, and contains

In alle thingis take ghe scheeled of feith in which 13,000 inhabitants.

ghe moun quenche all the fyry dartis of the worste. DARN, or DEARNE, v. a. & adj. Ang.-Sax.

Wiclif Effesies vi. deorn, secret, or concealed ; Arm. and Wel. Now, darting Parthia, art thou struck. darne, a patch. To sew up, or conceal holes or


He wets his tusks, and turns, and dares the war ; rents by imitating the original texture: solitary;

The invaders dart their javelins from afar. Dryden. secret.

O'erwhelmed with darts, which from afar they By many a dearne and painful perch,

fling, Of Pericles the careful search

The weapons round his hollow temples ring. Id. Is made. Shakspeare. Pericles.

Pan came,and asked what magick caused my smart ; He spent every day ten hours in his closet, in darn

Or what ill eyes malignant glances dart.

Pope. ing his stockings, which he performed to admiration.


See, prompt to ill, the insiduous foe

Now couched in secret bend the bow, Will she thy linen wash, thy hosen darn? Gay.

Now to the string adjust the dart DARʼNEL, Sax. derren, hurtful. A grass of

That thirsts to wound the guiltless heart. the temulentum species, hurtful to corn.

Merrick's Psalms. But while people were asleep, bis enemy came,


Glad zephyr leads the van, and waves above sowed darnel among the wheat,

The barbed darts, and blazing torch of love ;
Matt. xiii. 25. Campbell's Translation.

Reverts his smiling face, and pausing flings

Soft showers of roses from aurelian wings.
He was met even now

Darwin Orowned with rank fumiter and furrow-weeds,

And that sarcastic levity of tongue,
Darnel, and all the idle weeds that grow
In our sustaining corn.

The stinging of a heart the world hath stung,

That darts in seeming playfulness around,
No fruitful crop the sickly fields return; And makes those feel that will not own the wound;
But oats and darnel choak the rising corn.

All these seemed his.

Byron. Dryden.

DARTFORD, a market town of Kent, in the DARNLEY'S ISLAND, a beautiful island in the road from London to Canterbury. Here was a Eastern seas, in Torres Strait, between New Hol- celebrated nunnery, which Henry VIII.converted land and New Guinea. It is about fifteen miles into a royal palace, and which is now a genin circumference, and varied with hills and tleman's seat. The river Darent will admit plains covered with vegetation. The inhabitants boats to bring up goods to the town. The first are stout, and exceed the ordinary size. The paper-mill in England was erected on this river men go perfectly naked, and the women nearly by Sir John Spilman, to whom king Charles I. 80. They dwell in conical huts, disposed in granted a patent with £200 a-year to encourage villages, and adorned with two or three human the manufactory. On this river also was the first

Tuili for slitting iron bars to make wire. The town Aurungzebe, and, soon after the decease of that was the first that engaged in the rebellion of Wat monarch, fell into the hands of the Mahrattas, Tyler and Jack Straw: the market on Saturday from whom it was taken by Tippoo in 1784, and is well supplied with provisions. It is seven retained by him till the year 1791, when it was miles west of Gravesend, fifteen east by south of retaken by the Mahrattas, assisted by the British, London.

after a tedious siege of twenty-nine weeks. It DARTMOOR, an extensive moor and forest has been lately ceded to the British. in Devonshire, reaching from Brent to Oak DARWIN (Erasmus), an English physician hampton, twenty miles from south to north, and and poet, was born in December, 1731, at Elsbetween five and fifteen miles broad from east ton, near Newark. After receiving the early part to west. It contains about 80,000 acres, and is of his education at Chesterfield, he was sent to watered by the river Dart. Many sheep are St. John's College, Cambridge, where he studied bred here, but of a small kind, and subject to medicine, and took his bachelor's degree in 1755. the nt. The chief riches of the inhabitants of He was elected to one of Lord Chesterfield's the villages are their black cattle, which thrive scholarships, worth about £16 per annum. On well on the coarse herbage. Some thousands of leaving Cambridge, he attended the lectures of acres of land have lately been cleared, and plan- Dr. Hunter in London, and afterwards completed tations formed; much barren ground has also his merlical studies at Edinburgh, where he took been converted into tillage, under the direction the degree of M. D. Ile first settled at Nottingof colonel Tyrwhit, by order of his present majesty, ham, as a physician; but, not meeting with the when prince of Wales. The French prison, for- practice he hoped for, he went to Litchfield, merly on this moor, is converted into an agri- where his knowledge and acquirements were cultural settlement for the poor.

justly appreciated. In 1757 he married the DARTMOUTH, a sea-port town in Devon- daughter of Charles Howard Esq., who died in shire, seated on the river Dart, near its fall into 1770, leaving him three sons. Not long after the the sea; said to have been formerly called Clif- death of his wife, Dr. Darwin commenced his ton. It is an ancient corporation, and a borough laborious work, the Zoonomia, but which he detown, sending two members to parliament. The clined publishing for above iwenty-five years. town is large, well built, and populous; but the He next wrote his Botanic Garden, and The streets are narrow, though well paved. The har- Loves of the Plants. About 1780 Dr. Darwin bour is large anu safe, capable of containing 500 married the widow of colonel Pole, of Radbourneships ; and the inhabitants have a considerable hall, near Derby, who brought him a large fortrade to the south of Europe, and to Newfound-' tune; and he removed, in consequence of this conland. Dartmouth is esteemed a great nursery nexion, to Radbourne, with a view of seitling in for seamen, the fishery employing nearly 3000, a Derby. He continued in this neighbourhood till certain number of which the owners are obliged February 1802, when he removed to Breadwall by act of parliament to select from land men. It Priory, about three miles distant, a commodious has a weekly market on Friday for corn and pro- retirement for his age and infirmities, and at visions, and one almost every day for fish. It this place he died in his seventy-first year. The was burnt in the reigo of Richard I. by the literary fame of Dr. Darwin rests on the Botanic French, and again in the reign of Henry VI. Garden, with philosophical notes, in two parts; They attempted it afterwards, but were repulsed, 1. The Economy of Vegetation; 2. The Loves chietly by the bravery of the women. Beside a of the Plants, 2 vols. 8vo.: Zoonomia, or the Treat slaughter which was made, they took M. Laws of Organic Life, 4 vols. 8vo.: Phytologia, Castel the French general, three lords, and thirty- or the Philosophy of Agriculture and Gardening, [#o knights, prisoners. It lies thirty miles 1 vol. 4to.: works which display not only the S.S. W. of Exeter, and 204 west by south of poet, but the botanist and the philosopher; though London.

there is frequently too much sacrificed to imagiDARTMOUTH, a thriving sea-port town of the nation; and the author evinces a contempt for United States, in Bristol county, Massachusetts, all religion. Dr. Darwin was also the author of situated on the west side of the Accushnet, seventy several medical and philosophical papers in the Tuiles south of Boston. It was incorporated in Philosophical Transactions, a Treatise on l'emale 1661,

Education, and a poem published since his death, DAETMOUTH, a town of the United States, in entitled The Temple of l'ame. He had likewise Ellert county, Georgia, situated on the peninsula a principal share in the translation of Linnæus's formed by the confluence of Broad and Savan- Systema Vegetabulum, published in the name of nah rivers, two miles from Fort James Dart- the Botanical Society of Litchfield. mouth. Also a town of the United States, in DASH, v. a. v. 17., n. s. & adv. Goth. and Grafton county, New Hanıpshire, north-west of the Swed. daska ; Scot.' dusch. Serenius refers to foot of the White Mountains : thirty-three miles the first as the etymology of our word, which Dorth-east of Haverhill, and eighty-seven north- Dr. Johnson considers in all its senses very West of Portsmouth.

doubtful.' Minsheu derives it from the Gr. DARWAR, also called Nasserabad, a town decoa, ortow, and defines it “to bedash, dabble, and fortress of the province of Bejapore, Ilindos- bemire with dust.' This is at any rate not imtan. Although not regularly fortified, it is by probable. It is a word variously applied. It nature very strong, and the ditches are good. The signifies to throw; to strike; to break to pieces own is situated to the south of the fort, and is by collision; to besprinkle; to agitate; to mingle surrounded by a wall and ditch. In the year fluids; to strike off in haste; to blot ; to con 1685 it was taken from the king of Bejapore by found; to strike down. As a neuter verb, to ily



off; to rush through, so as to scatter ; to strike,

I should be so, as a ship upon a rock. As a noun, it expresses flad I a knife even ; but it matters notcollision; infusion ; a stroke made with the Death hath a thousand gates; and on the marble,

Even at the altar foot, whence I look down pen; a sudden blow, or striking appearance, Dryden uses it adverbially to express the sound Upon destruction, shall my head be dashed,

Ere thou ascend it.

Byron. of falling water.

DASTARD, v. a., n. s. & adj. From Sax. Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy

DAS'TARDISE, v. a. little ones against the stones. Ps. cxxxvii. 9.

adastpigan, to DasʻTARDLY, adj. & adv.

S terrify. To If you dash a stone against a stone in the bottom of affright; make faint-hearted; a coward; porthe water, it maketh a sound.

Васот. They that stand high have many blasts to shake them;

The cruelty and envy of the people,

Permitted by our dastard nobles, And, if they fall, they dash themselves to pieces.


Have suffered me by the voice of slaves to be
Whooped out of Rome.

This tempest,
Dashing the garınent of this peace, aboded

Dastard and drunkard, mean and insolent. The sudden breach on't. Jd. Henry VIII. Tongne-valiant hero, vaunter of thy might,

In threats the foremost, but the last in fight. David's throne shall then be like a tree,

Dryden. Spreading and overshadowing all the earth;

He had such things to urge against our marriage, Or as a stone, that shall to pieces dash

As, now declared, would blunt my sword in battle, All monarchies besides throughout the world.

And dastardise my courage.

Id. Milton.

Brawl and clamour is so arrant a mark of a dasHis tongue Dropped manna, and could make the worse appear

tardly wretch, that he does as good as call himself so that uses it.

L'Estrange. The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest councils.

Bug-bear thoughts, in the minds of children, make If a woman once dash upon the rock of reproach, them dastards, and afraid of the shadow of darkness she hardly ever recruits her credit.

Locke. Bp. Taylor.

ever after.

Curse on their dastard souls, they stand astonished! Whacum, bred to dash and draw,

Addison. Not wine, but more unwholesome law.


DASYPUS, the armadillo, or tatou, in Nothing dashed the confidence of the mule like the zoology; a genus of quadrupeds, belonging to

the order of bruta. braying of the ass, while he was dilating upon his fore-teeth nor dog-teeth; it is covered with a hard

The dasypus has neither genealogy


bony shell, intersected with distinct moveable A man that cuts himself, and tears his own flesh, zones or belts: this shell covers the head, the and dashes his head against the stones, does not act neck, the back, the flanks, and extends even to so unreasonably as the wicked man. Tillotson.

the extremity of the tail; the only parts to which At once the blushing oars and brazen prow it does not extend, are the throat, the breast, and Dash up the sandy waves, and ope the depths below. the belly, which are covered with a whitish skin


of a coarse grain, resembling that of a hen after Doeg, though without knowing how or why, the feathers are pulled off. The shell does not Spurred boldly on, and dashed thro' thick and thin ; consist of one entire piece, like that of the torThro' sense and nonsense, never out or in. Id. toise; but is divided into separate belts, connected

To dash this cavil, read but the practice of Chris- with each other by membranes, which enable the tian emperors.

South. animal to move it, and even to roll itself up like Some stronger power eludes our sickly will;

a hedgehog. All the species of this animal are Dashes our rising hope with certain ill. Prior.

originally natives of the western continent, and Never was dashed out, at one lucky hit,

are endowed with the faculty of extending and A fool so just a copy of a wit.


contracting their bodies, and of rolling themselves l'o dash over this with a line, will deface the whole up like a ball, like the hedgehog, though not copy extremely, and to a degree that, I fear, may dis

into so coinplete a sphere. They are very inplease you.

offensive, excepting when they get into gardens,

where they devour the melons, potatoes, and There is nothing which one regards so much with other roots. They walk quickly; but can hardly an eye of mirth and pity, as innocence, when it has be said to run or leap, so that they seldom escape in it a dash of folly.


the pursuit either of men or dogs. But they dig Middling his head, and prone to earth his view, deep holes in the earth, and seldom go very far With ears and chest that dash the morning dew. from their subterraneous habitations; or, when at


a great distance, require but a few moments to Torrents that from yon promontory's head make one.. When taken, they roll themselves up, Dashed furious down in desperate cascade

and will not extend their bodies unless they are Heard from afar amid the lonely night,

held near a fire. There is no other method of That oft have led the wanderer right,

making them come out from deep holes, but by Are silent at the noise.


forcing in smoke or water. The female geneHere Time's huge fingers grasp his giant mace,

rally brings forth four young ones every

month; And dash proud Superstition from her base.

which is the reason why the species are so spume. Darwin. rous, notwithstanding they are much sought after


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