THE MAGAZINE OF NATURAL HISTORY

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Seite 222 - These are the gardens of the Desert, these The unshorn fields, boundless and beautiful, For which the speech of England has no name — The Prairies. I behold them for the first, And my heart swells, while the dilated sight Takes in the encircling vastness.
Seite 84 - I instantly put spurs to my horse, and with my attendants gave chase. After an unrelaxed gallop of full three miles we came up with the dog, who was then within a short stretch of the creature he pursued, and to my surprise, and at first vexation, I saw it to be an ass ; but...
Seite 85 - I was informed by the mehmendar, who had been in the desert, when making a pilgrimage to the shrine of Ali, that the wild ass of Irak Arabi differs in nothing from the one I had just seen. He had observed them often, for a short time, in the possession of the Arabs, who told him the creature was perfectly untameable.
Seite 22 - By means of the committing of which said several grievances by the said defendant as aforesaid, the said plaintiff hath been and is greatly injured in his said good name, fame, and credit, and brought into public scandal, infamy, and disgrace, with and amongst all his...
Seite 92 - STEPHENS. -A MANUAL OF BRITISH COLEOPTERA, or, BEETLES: containing a Description of all the Species of Beetles hitherto ascertained to inhabit Great Britain and Ireland, &c. With a Complete Index of the Genera. By JF STEPHENS, FLS Author of
Seite 249 - I am sure, Sir, that candour will constrain you to admit, that any person forming a judgment of our proceedings from the statements contained in the above extract, would conclude that we took no care whatever to promote the temporal interests of our poor neighbours, or the general improvement of the island. This is a most unfair and ungenerous misrepresentation. We are at considerable cost and much labour, " teaching the children to read and write," " the boys to make shoes and coats, to build houses...
Seite 85 - No line whatever ran along fits back, or crossed his shoulders, as are seen in the lame species with us. When my followers of the country came up, they regretted that I had not shot the creature when he was within my aim ; telling me that his flesh is one of the greatest delicacies in Persia.
Seite 86 - The kiang allows his pursuer to approach no nearer than five or six hundred yards ; he then trots off, turns, looks, and waits until you are almost within distance, when he is off again. If fired at, he is frightened, and scampers off' altogether. The Chan-than people sometimes catch them by snares, sometimes shoot them. From all I have seen of the animal, I should pronounce him to be neither a horse nor an ass. His shape is as much like that of the one as of the other; but his cry is more like braying...
Seite 73 - Although the Arbutus is well known in the gardens of England as a shrub, Mr. and Mrs. SC Hall state, that "in Dinis Island there is one, the stem of which is seven feet in circumference, and its height is in proportion, being equal to that of an ash tree of the same girth which stands near it; and on Rough Island, opposite O'Sullivan's cascade, there is another, the circumference of which is nine feet and a half. Alone, its character is not [Quere, not ?] picturesque; the branches are bare, long,...
Seite 22 - ... as aforesaid, from thence hitherto suspected and believed, and still do suspect and believe the said...

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