Animal biography, or, Popular zoology, Volume 1

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Page 190 - By wintry famine roused, from all the tract Of horrid mountains which the shining Alps, And wavy Apennine, and Pyrenees, Branch out stupendous into distant lands ; Cruel as death, and hungry as the grave ! Burning for blood ! bony, and gaunt, and grim ! Assembling wolves in raging troops descend ; And, pouring o'er the country, bear along, Keen as the north wind sweeps the glossy snow. All is their prize.
Page 12 - The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done His marvellous works : that they ought to be had in remembrance.
Page 12 - These are thy glorious works, Parent of good, Almighty, thine this universal frame, Thus wondrous fair; thyself how wondrous then ! Unspeakable, who sitt'st above these heavens, To us invisible, or dimly seen In these thy lowest works; yet these declare Thy goodness beyond thought, and power divine.
Page 283 - Finding this to no purpose, she returned, and, smelling round them, began to lick their wounds. She went off a second time as before ; and, having crawled a few paces, looked again behind her, and for some time stood moaning. But still her Cubs not rising to follow her, she returned to them again ; and, with signs "of inexpressible fondness, went round, pawing them and moaning. Finding at last that they were cold and lifeless, she raised her head towards the ship, and uttered a growl of despair,...
Page 153 - Then they would tumble one over the other into the sea. in the utmost confusion. And if we did not, at the first discharge, kill those we fired at, we generally lost them, though mortally wounded.
Page 283 - As she -was carrying away the last piece, they levelled their muskets at the cubs, and shot them both dead : and in her retreat, they wounded the dam, but not mortally. "It would have drawn tears of pity from any but unfeeling minds, to have marked the affectionate concern manifested by this poor beast, in the last moments of her expiring young.
Page 283 - Though she was sorely wounded, and could but just crawl to the place where they lay, she carried the lump of flesh she had fetched away, as she had done...
Page 66 - ... were unavoidably urged to laugh. The father, surprised and confounded at this ill-timed levity, severely rebuked his audience for their inattention. The reproof failed in its effect ; the congregation still laughed, and the preacher, in the warmth of his zeal, redoubled his...
Page 12 - Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself...
Page 187 - Dog, which had only received a few scraps, waited till the paupers were all gone, took the rope in his mouth, and rang the bell. His stratagem succeeded. He repeated it the next day with the same good fortune. At length the cook, finding that...

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