An Introduction to the Study of Birds: Or, the Elements of Ornithology on Scientific Prinicples, with a Particular Notice of the Birds Mentioned in Scripture
Religious Tract Society, 1835 - 584 ページ
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abundant Africa America appear Barn Owl beak beautiful Bee-eater bill bird bluish body branches breeding brown chest claws close colour common common buzzard crest Cuckoo Curassows deep distinguished dull dusky Eagle eggs elongated Emeu Europe example falcon falconry favourite feathers feet female flight flocks food consists Fowl genera genus grass gray green ground habits head hence HUMMING-BIRD inches India insects island larvae legs length male mandible manners middle native neck nest nostrils notice observed ostrich Parrot pass perch Pheasant picul pigeons plumage plumes powers present family prey quadrupeds quill quill-feathers rapid reddish Reed Bunting resemble rufous season seen short side singular sketch slender species spot Struthionidae swallow tail tail-coverts tail-feathers tarsi Temminck throat tion toes trees tribe True Parrots twigs upper mandible upper surface Vultures Whip-poor-will whole wild wings winter Woodpecker woods yellow yellowish young
388 ページ - And there went forth a wind from the Lord, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.
335 ページ - Thy sun shall no more go down, neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
333 ページ - But the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned unto him into the ark; for the waters were on the face of the whole earth.
275 ページ - O Cuckoo ! shall I call thee Bird, Or but a wandering Voice ? While I am lying on the grass Thy twofold shout I hear, From hill to hill it seems to pass, At once far off, and near. Though babbling only to the Vale, Of sunshine and of flowers, Thou bringest unto me a tale Of visionary hours. Thrice welcome, darling of the Spring ! Even yet thou art to me No bird, but an invisible thing, A voice, a mystery...
275 ページ - To seek thee did I often rove Through woods and on the green ; And thou wert still a hope, a love ; Still longed for, never seen. And I can listen to thee yet ; Can lie upon the plain And listen, till I do beget That golden time again.
544 ページ - Thou'rt gone, the abyss of heaven Hath swallowed up thy form ; yet, on my heart, Deeply hath sunk the lesson thou hast given, And shall not soon depart. He who, from zone to zone, Guides through the boundless sky thy certain flight, In the long way that I must tread alone Will lead my steps aright.
544 ページ - Lone wandering, but not lost. All day thy wings have fanned, At that far height, the cold, thin atmosphere; Yet stoop not, weary, to the welcome land, Though the dark night is near.
2 ページ - Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off. Her young ones also suck up blood: and where the slain are, there is she.
2 ページ - Wisely regardful of the embroiling sky, In joyless fields and thorny thickets leaves His shivering mates, and pays to trusted man His annual visit. Half afraid, he first Against the window beats ; then, brisk, alights On the warm hearth ; then, hopping o'er the floor, Eyes all the smiling family askance, And pecks, and starts, and wonders where he is ; Till more familiar grown, the table-crumbs Attract his slender feet.