Harry and Lucy Concluded;: Being the Last Part of Early Lessons, Том 3

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Страница 219 - And may at last my weary age Find out the peaceful hermitage, The hairy gown and mossy cell Where I may sit and rightly spell Of every star that heaven doth shew, And every herb that sips the dew ; Till old experience do attain To something like prophetic strain.
Страница 91 - For two hundred years his definition of a network as "any thing reticulated or decussated, at equal distances, with interstices between the intersections
Страница 39 - When it is perfectly formed, the shell gapeth open, and the first thing that appeareth is the foresaid lace or string ; next come the legs of the bird hanging out, and as it groweth greater, it openeth the shell by degrees, till at length it is all come forth, and hangeth only by the bill. In short space after it cometh to full maturity, and falleth into the sea...
Страница 40 - Pie-Annet, which the people of Lancashire call by no other name than a tree Goose : which place aforesaid, and all those parts adjoyning do so much abound therewith, that one of the best is bought for three pence.
Страница 168 - ... roughly squared with the axe. Three trees so prepared, and laid side by side, formed the bottom ; another set formed each of the sides, and all strongly fastened together, composed this enormous trough, which was about three or four feet deep, and about six feet wide at the top. It extended to a length of more than eight miles, from the place where the forest stood on the side of the mountain, to the lake below. Each tree that was to be sent down had its branches lopped off, its bark stripped,...
Страница 39 - ... as it groweth greater, it openeth the shell by degrees, till at length it is all come forth and hangeth only by the bill. In short space after, it cometh to full maturatie, and falleth into the sea, where it gathereth feathers and groweth to a fowl bigger than a mallard and lesser than a goose...
Страница 39 - ... and also the trunks and bodies with the branches of old and rotten trees, cast up there likewise; whereon is found a certain spume or froth that in time breedeth...
Страница 42 - ... shipwrecked vessels, they had concluded too hastily, that one thing was the cause of the other, because it appeared at the same time, or just before it." Lucy said this was natural for ignorant peasants ; "but for naturalists, mamma, and people who write great books, think of their believing that a great goose, which weighs (I have it written down here) about five pounds, and measures more than two feet in length, and nearly four feet and a half in breadth, " came out of this little shell!" "...
Страница 40 - For the truth whereof, if any doubt, may it please them to repair unto me, and I shall satisfy them by the testimony of good witnesses.
Страница 38 - Herbal," giving an account of the miraculous origin of the Solan Goose. It runs : " But what our eyes have seen and hands have touched we shall declare.

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