Glanures D'histoire Naturelle, Consistant en Figures de Quadrupedes, D'oiseaux, D'insectes, de Plantes, &c

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at the Royal College of Physicians, in Warwick-Lane., 1760

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Стр. xxiii - The cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces, The folemn temples, the great globe itfelf, Yea, ail which it inherit, fhall diflblve, And, like the bafelefs fabric of a vifion, Leave not a wreck behind.
Стр. 195 - ... continuing a long time motionlefs, before he takes another march. The food of this creature is generally wild fruits, and when he can find none on the ground, he looks out for a tree well loaded, which, with a great deal of pains, he climbs; and in order to...
Стр. 114 - The neck, the breast, and the belly are of a light yellow ; but the back and upper part of the wings are of a jet black. The tail is short ; the feathers of the neck long, and streaked with white, or a light yellow.
Стр. 156 - The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is about four feet in length from the point of the bill to the end of the tail, and nearly six feet across the wings.
Стр. xiii - were planting a grove of oaks*. The manner of ' their planting was thus. They first made little ' holes in the earth with their bills, going about and ' about till the hole was deep enough, and then they ' dropped in the acorn, and covered it with earth ' and moss. The young plantation,
Стр. 195 - ... brown and all over corrugated, and the legs and feet without any hair. He is fo lumpifh as not to ftand in need of either chain or hutch, for he never ftirs till compelled by hunger ; and fhews no manner of apprehenfion either of men or wild beafts.
Стр. 195 - AMONG the great variety of animals in this country, one of the moft remarkable is the perico ligero, or nimble peter, an ironical name given it on account of its extreme fluggifhnefs and floth. It refembles a middling monkey...
Стр. xiii - Oufby in Cumberland, in his Natural Hiftory of Weftmoreland and Cumberland, part II. page 97, fays, " that birds are natural planters of all " forts of wood and trees : they difleminate the " kernels upon the earth, which, like nurferies, ** brings them forth till they grow up to their " natural " natural ftrength and perfection...
Стр. xiii - Rofe-Caftle early in the morning, I obferved " a great number of crows very bufy at their " work, upon a declining ground of a mofly " furface : I went out of my way on purpofe to " view their labour ; and I found they were *' planting a grove of oaks. The manner of their " planting was thus : they firft made little holes " in the earth with their bills, going about and " about till the hole was deep enough, and then...
Стр. i - ... of the Eagle and Hawk kind do. Owls cannot bear the day, and do not fly till the twilight advances towards night; but whether or not they fly in dark nights, I cannot tell. I believe many of the water-fowls to be nocturnal; for Herns, Bitterns, and fome others, are feen on the wing in the morning and evening twilight.

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