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" The language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech, very elliptical ; little is said, but much is meant and understood. "
The Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ... - Seite 246
von Gilbert White - 1851 - 416 Seiten
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Plain Air: Poems

Michael McFee - 1983 - 65 Seiten
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The Norton Book of Nature Writing

Robert Finch, John Elder - 1990 - 921 Seiten
...no bird, like the fish kind, is quite mute, though some are rather silent. The language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech,...but much is meant and understood. The notes of the eagle-kind are shrill and piercing; and about the season of nidification much diversified, as 1 have...
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Things Precious & Wild: A Book of Nature Quotations

John K. Terres - 1991 - 297 Seiten
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PrairyErth: (a Deep Map)

William Least Heat Moon - 1999 - 624 Seiten
...repeated itself continuously. — Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude (1959) The language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech,...little is said, but much is meant and understood. — Gilbert White, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne (1778) Brave Buffalo said: "I have...
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Music of the Birds: A Celebration of Bird Song

Lang Elliott - 1999 - 135 Seiten
...and poet, arrived at this conclusion through personal observation, writing, "the language of birds is very ancient, and like other ancient modes of speech,...little is said, but much is meant and understood." A major goal of the scientist is to study ellipncal meaning and determine what is "meant and understood"...
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Other Men's Minds; Or, Seven Thousand Choice Extracts on History, Science ...

Edwin Davies - 2008 - 688 Seiten
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The universal anthology, a collection of the best literature, with ..., Band 19

Richard Garnett - 1899
...no bird, like the fish-kind, is quite mute, though some are rather silent. The language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech,...but much is meant and understood. The notes of the eagle-kind are shrill and piercing ; and about the season of nidification much diversified, as I have...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1999 - 313 Seiten
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Tinsley's Magazine, Band 30

1882
...pertinently ascribed to ordinary lovers. Thus, Gilbert White assures us that 'the language of birds is very ancient, and, like other ancient modes of speech,...Little is said, but much is meant and understood.' ' I will not ask Jean Jacques Rousseau If birds confabulate or no ;' but at least we have here a definition,...
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