Animal Plagues: Their History, Nature, and Prevention, Band 1

Chapman and Hall, 1871 - 548 Seiten

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Seite xxiii - For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts ; even one thing befalleth them : as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath ; so that a man hath no pre-eminence above a beast : for all is vanity. All go unto one place ; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
Seite xxi - Pennant tells us, that on the first of May, in the Highlands of Scotland, the Herdsmen of every Village hold their Beltein, a rural Sacrifice: They cut a square Trench in the Ground, leaving the Turf in the Middle; on that they make a Fire of Wood, on which they dress a large Caudle of Eggs, Butter, Oat-meal and Milk, and bring besides the Ingredients of the Caudle, Plenty of Beer and Whiskey ; for each of the Company must contribute something.
Seite xxi - The rites begin with spilling some of the caudle on the ground by way of libation ; on that, every one takes a cake of oatmeal, upon which are raised nine square knobs, each dedicated to some particular being, the supposed preserver of their flocks and herds, or to some particular animal, the real destroyer of them; each person then turns his face to the fire, breaks off a knob, and flinging it over his shoulders, says, 'This I give to thee, preserve thou my horses ; this to thee, preserve thou my...
Seite 156 - Until they doe extreemely sweate, and than they let them blood, For this being done upon this day, they say doth do them good. And keepes them from all maladies and sicknesse through the yeare, As if that Steven any time tooke charge of horses heare.
Seite 97 - Mighty revolutions in the organism of the earth, of which we have credible information, had preceded it. From China to the Atlantic, the foundations of the earth were shaken throughout Asia and Europe the atmosphere was in commotion, and endangered, by its baneful influence, both vegetable and animal life.
Seite 99 - The signs of terrestrial commotions commenced in Europe in the year 1348, after the intervening districts of country in Asia had probably been visited in the same manner. On the island of Cyprus, the plague from the East had already broken out ; when an earthquake shook the foundations of the island, and was accompanied by so frightful a hurricane, that the inhabitants who had slain their Mahometan slaves, in order that they might not themselves be subjugated by them, fied in dismay, in all directions.
Seite xxiii - Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep : there shall be a very grievous murrain.
Seite 14 - For as they had no houses, but dwelled all the summer season in booths, where there was scarce room to breathe, the pestilence destroyed with the utmost disorder, so that they lay together in heaps, the dying upon the dead, and the dead upon the dying.
Seite 101 - ... that cause swelling and inflammation of the lymphatic glands. Pursuing the course of these grand revolutions further, we find notice of an unexampled earthquake, which, on the 25th of January, 1348, shook Greece, Italy, and the neighbouring countries. Naples, Rome, Pisa, Bologna, Padua, Venice, and many other cities suffered considerably. Whole villages were swallowed up. Castles, houses, and churches were overthrown, and hundreds of people were buried beneath their ruins. In Carinthia thirty...
Seite xxiii - Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body and the fruit of thy ground and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

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