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amongst animals appeared birds breeding British brought called close coast collection colour common considerable containing covered December doubt Ducks eggs exhibited fact feeding feet female fields fish five flock flying four frequently Gardens genus give ground habits head heard House hundred inches interesting island July June killed known land late latter leaves less living locality look male March mentioned miles month Natural naturalist nearly neighbourhood nest never night noticed November observed obtained occurred October once pair Park passed plumage present probably rare recorded referred remains remarks river season seems seen severe shore shot showed side snow Society South species specimen spring summer taken tree usual weather wild wings winter Wood young
Page 239 - By wintry famine rous'd, 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 469 - Saussure followed up these enquiries ; and, in his work already alluded to, he may be said to have indicated, if not indeed established, some of the most important facts with which we are yet acquainted regarding the sources of the constituents of the growing plant.
Page 277 - TREAD lightly here, for here, 'tis said, When piping winds are hushed around, A small note wakes from underground, Where now his tiny bones are laid. No more in lone and leafless groves, With ruffled wing and faded breast, His friendless, homeless spirit roves; —Gone to the world where birds are blest! Where never cat glides o'er the green, Or school-boy's giant form is seen; But Love, and Joy, and smiling Spring Inspire their little souls to sing!
Page 138 - I watched her with great interest ; but she never appeared to leave the nest. At length one day I found her wandering about in an aimless sort of manner, and apparently not knowing her way at all. After a while she fell in with some specimens of Lasius flavus, who directly attacked her.
Page 286 - Perdie with Love thou diddest fight : I know him by a token ; For once I heard my father say, How he him caught upon a day, (Whereof he...
Page 489 - ... yellow feathers disposed in regular rows and firmly attached to a strong plaited band. The feathers are entirely from the shoulders of the great red macaw; but they are not those that the bird naturally possesses, for the Indians have a curious art by which they change the colors of the plumage of many birds.
Page 192 - ... whence to explore the uplands. Beneath the hill a spring breaks forth, and, tracing its course downwards, there next come the village and the hamlet. Still farther the streamlet becomes a broad brook, flowing through meadows in the midst of which stands a solitary farmhouse. The house itself, the garden and orchard, are visited by various birds and animals. In the fields immediately around — in the great hedges and the copse— are numerous others, and an expedition is made to the forest. Returning...
Page 150 - A sporting tour through various parts of France, in the year 1802 : including a concise description of the sporting establishments, mode of hunting, and other field amusements, as practised in that country,...
Page 136 - To any person angling in any several fishery with the leave of the owner of such fishery or in any public fishery under the jurisdiction of a board of conservators with the leave of...
Page 310 - Salvin gave an account of the birds collected by the late Mr. TK Salmon in the State of Antioquia, United States of Columbia. Mr. Salmon's collections were stated to have been very extensive, having been the product of some five or six years' assiduous collecting, and to have contained altogether about 3500 specimens of birds, which were referable to 469 species.