A Modern System of Natural History: Containing Accurate Descriptions, and Faithful Histories, of Animals, Vegetables, and Minerals. Together with Their Properties, and Various Uses in Medicine, Mechanics,manufactures, &c, 7권
F. Newbery, the corner of St. Paul's Church-Yard, Ludgate-Street, 1775
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48 페이지 - Returning home,' saith Sir Charles, ' in the spring of the year, as I came into soundings in our channel, a great flock of swallows came and settled on all my rigging ; every rope was covered ; they hung on one another like a swarm of bees, the decks and carvings were filled with them. They seemed almost famished and spent, and were only feathers and bones ; but being recruited with a night's rest, took their flight in the morning.
144 페이지 - I have seen a carp," continues he, " taken out of a heron's belly, nine inches and a half long. Several gentlemen who kept tame herons, to try what quantity one of them would eat in a day, have put several smaller roach and dace in a tub ; and they have found him eat fifty in a day, one day with another. In this manner a single heron will destroy fifteen thousand carp in half a year.
53 페이지 - ... was preluded by a dirge of a quarter of an hour's length. That others would unite in laying hold of a ftraw with their bills, and fo plunge down in fociety.
141 페이지 - The stork's an emblem of true piety; Because, when age has seized and made his dam Unfit for flight, the grateful young one takes His mother on his back, provides her food, Repaying thus her tender care of him, Ere he was fit to fly...
48 페이지 - I came into soundings in our channel, a great flock of swallows came and settled on my rigging ; every rope was covered ; they hung on one another like a swarm of bees ; the decks and carving were filled with them. They seemed almost famished and spent, and were only feathers and bones ; but, being recruited with a night's rest, they took their flight in the morning.
169 페이지 - It is near six inches in length from the tip of the bill to the end of the tail, the former being about half an inch, and the latter two inches and a half.
66 페이지 - The length of the peacock, from the tip of the bill to the end of the tail', is about three feet eight inches.
85 페이지 - ... form ; the crown of the head, and the coverts of the wings, are of a deep blackish green, spotted with bright azure ; the back and tail are of the most resplendent azure ; the...
139 페이지 - The stork-assembly meets; for many a day, Consulting deep, and various, ere they take Their arduous voyage through the liquid sky. And now their...