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Stranica 30 - ... coluber do. When impelled by hunger and incapable of satisfying it by the capture of animals on the ground, they begin to glide up trees or bushes upon which a bird has its nest. The bird is not ignorant of the serpent's object. She leaves her nest, whether it contains eggs or young ones, and endeavors to oppose the reptile's progress.
Stranica 101 - Thy arts of building from the bee receive; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave; Learn of the little nautilus to sail, Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale.
Stranica 108 - Organic Remains of a Former World. An Examination of the Mineralized .Remains of the Vegetables and Animals of the Antediluvian World.
Stranica 30 - She leaves her nest, whether it contains eggs or young ones, and endeavors to oppose the reptile's progress. In doing this, she is actuated by the strength of her instinctive attachment to her eggs, or of affection to her young. Her cry is melancholy, her motions are tremulous. She exposes herself to the most imminent danger. Sometimes she approaches so near the reptile that he seizes her as his prey. But this is far from being universally the case. Often she compels the serpent to leave the tree,...
Stranica 75 - ... over the human mind, when he views the rude deformity of an idol carved with a flint, by a hand incapable of imitating the outline of nature, and that works only that it may worfhip.
Stranica 132 - I in the solid calcareous rock ; but these are mistakes, which could onlv arise from inaccurate observation and false description. In the perpendicular fissures of the rock, and in some of the caverns of the mountain, (all of which afford evident proofs of their former communication with the surface), a calcareous...
Stranica 31 - That a flint axe, the instrument of the aborigines of our island, was discovered in a certain vein of coal in Monmouthshire, and in such a situation as to render it very accessible to the inexperienced natives, who, in early times, were incapable of pursuing the seams to any great depths.
Stranica 21 - ... and salted provisions, their puddings, vegetables, &c. ; which two sorts have neat close covers, made likewise of the gourd ; others again are exactly the shape of a bottle with a long neck, and in these they keep their water. They have likewise a method of scoring them with a heated instrument, so as to give them the appearance of being painted, in a variety of neat and elegant designs.