A history of the earth, and animated nature, Band 2

Wingrave and Collingwood, 1816

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Seite 7 - ... happy escape from famine, are known at last to die in reality of a disorder caused by hunger ; but which, in the common language, is often called a broken heart. Some of these I have known myself, when very little able to relieve them...
Seite 209 - But their address in this rapid descent is truly wonderful ; for in their swiftest motion, when they seem to have lost all government of themselves, they follow exactly the different windings of the road, as if they had previously settled in their minds the route they were to follow, and taken every precaution for their safety.
Seite 203 - ... species. It is also observable, that these creatures will not permit a horse to live among them. They always feed together ; and if a horse happens to stray into the place where they graze, they all fall upon him ; and, without giving him the liberty of flying, they bite and kick him till they leave him...
Seite 297 - ... and hides himself in solitudes and thickets, never venturing out to pasture, except by night. During this time, which most usually happens in the spring, the new horns are very painful, and have a quick sensibility of any external impression.
Seite 387 - ... like the streaks on the skin of the tiger, pointing from the back downwards, rising from a black list, that runs from the head, along the middle of the back, to the tail. This animal is found in our larger woods ; and is the most destructive of the carnivorous kinds in this kingdom. .It inhabits the most mountainous and woody parts of these islands, living mostly in trees, and feeding only by night.
Seite 413 - ... climates; and there was a time when even the southern parts of Europe were infested by him. At present, he is only found in Africa and the East Indies ; in some of which countries he grows to an enormous height. The lion of Bildulgerid is said to be nearly five feet high, and between nine and ten feet from the tip of the nose to the insertion of the tail.
Seite 230 - At the first appearance of any person, they set off in full gallop, and, at the distance of two or three hundred yards, make a wheel round, and come boldly up again, tossing their heads in a menacing manner : on a sudden they make a full stop, at the distance of forty or fifty yards, looking wildly at the object of their surprise ; but upon the least motion being made, they all again turn round, and fly off...
Seite 363 - I. its time ; but it is frequently aw.iked by the calls of appetite, which when it has satisfied, it goes to rest again. Its whole life is thus a round of sleep and gluttony; and, if supplied with sufficient food it soon grows unfit even for its own existence; its flesh becomes a greater load than its legs are able to support, and it continues to feed lying down, or kneeling, a helpless instance of indulged sensuality.
Seite 230 - ... off with equal speed, but not to the same distance ; forming a shorter circle, and again returning with a bolder and more threatening aspect than before, they approach much nearer, probably within thirty yards, when they make another stand, and again...
Seite 172 - To have an idea of this noble animal in his native simplicity, we are not to look for him in the pastures, or the stables, to which he has been consigned by man; but in those wild and extensive plains, where he was originally produced, where he ranges without control, and riots in all the variety of luxurious nature.

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