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79 ページ - The shapely limb and lubricated joint, Within the small dimensions of a point, Muscle and nerve miraculously spun, His mighty work, who speaks and it is done, The invisible in things scarce seen revealed, To whom an atom is an ample field; To wonder at a thousand insect forms.
85 ページ - In variegation, insects certainly exceed every other class of animated beings. Nature, in her sportive mood, when painting them sometimes imitates the clouds of heaven; at others, the meandering course of the rivers of the earth, or the undulations of their waters ; many are veined like beautiful marbles ; others have the semblance of a robe of the finest net-work thrown over them ; some she blazons with heraldic insignia, giving them to bear in fields sable, azure, vert, gules, argent, and or, fesses,...
162 ページ - There's a beauty for ever unchangingly bright, Like the long, sunny lapse of a summer day's light, Shining on, shining on, by no shadow made tender, Till Love falls asleep in its sameness of splendour.
37 ページ - These two gentlemen,' he writes, 'finding the History of Nature very imperfect, had agreed between themselves, before their travels beyond sea, to reduce the several tribes of things to a method and to give accurate descriptions of the several species from a strict view of them.
140 ページ - Nor wanting here to entertain the thought, Creatures that in communities exist, Less, as might seem, for general guardianship, Or through dependence upon mutual aid, Than by participation of delight, And a strict love of fellowship combined. What other spirit can it be that prompts The gilded summer flies to mix and weave Their sports together in the solar beam, Or in the gloom and twilight hum their joy...
161 ページ - Cucuij, goeth out of the house in the first twilight of the night, carrying a burning fire-brande in his hande, and ascendeth the next hillock, that the Cucuij may see it, and hee swingeth the fire-brande about, calling Cucuius aloud, and beateth the ayre with, often calling and crying out Cucuie, Cucuie.
26 ページ - They lay but one egg a-piece, which is white, and not very large. They are very bold, and sit in great multitudes till one comes close up to them, because they are not wont to be scared or disturbed. The young ones are esteemed a choice dish in Scotland, and sold very dear (Is. 8d. plucked). We eat of them at Dunbar. They are in bigness little inferior to an ordinary goose. The young one is upon the back black, and speckled with little white spots, under the breast and belly grey.
45 ページ - Rivious for abolishing it, though his own prefatory remarks tend to overset that principle, as a vulgar and casual one, unworthy of a philosopher. That his system was not merely a commodious artificial aid to practical botany, but a philosophical clue to the labyrinth of Nature, he...