Glimpses of natural history, by a lady

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1843 - 80 pages
 

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Page 222 - Is. 6d. GUIDE TO THE FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CONVERSATION; consisting of Modern French Dialogues, with the Pronunciation of the most difficult Words ; for the use of Schools, Travellers, and Private Students. A New Edition, by DE LA VOYE.
Page 56 - O Lord, how manifold are thy works ; in wisdom hast thou made them all ; the earth is full of thy riches. 25 So is the great and wide sea also; wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts.
Page 148 - In Europe, in Asia, in Africa, and even in South America, the primeval trees, how much soever their magnitude may arrest admiration, do not grow in the promiscuous style that prevails in the great general. character of the North American woods. Many varieties of the pine, intermingled with birch, maple, beech, oak, and numerous other tribes, branch Inxuriantly over the banks of lakes and rivers — extend in stately grandeur along the plains, and stretch proudly up to the very summits of the mountains.
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Page 205 - Uttle work, in the shape of letters between two young ladies, who are induced to study natural history. The anecdotes are well selected, and told in a simple and unaffected manner, which greatly enhances their value. The oliject the authoress had in view is humane, and her book ought to be in the hands of every child from eight to twelve years of age.
Page 156 - We were now," he says, in another part of his interesting work, " in a ' land flowing with milk and honey ;' for the natives with their new tomahawks extracted it in abundance from the hollow branches of the trees, and it seemed that, in the season, they could find it almost everywhere, To such inexpert clowns, as they probably thought us, the honey and the bees were inaccessible, and indeed invisible, save only when the natives cut it out and brought it to us in little sheets of bark, thus displaying...
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Page 206 - The idea of this little volume is excellent. An English gentleman of fortune becomes heir to a rich relation in Spain: he travels there with his family, and we" have in this work the result of their experience and enquiries.
Page 212 - An old friend with a new face, and an open and a gay one too. The large, clear type invites the young reader to learn the story of the nice little pictures. These verses for children have never been surpassed, scarcely equalled indeed — for the happy union of fancy and precept, the simplicity and intelligibility of the ideas and words, and the fluency and conciseness of the Rhymes. The Miss Taylon are the best nursery lyrists, after all."— Spectator.
Page 148 - It is impossible to exaggerate the autumnal beauty of these forests : nothing under heaven can be compared to its effulgent grandeur. Two or three frosty nights in the decline of autumn transform the boundless verdure of a whole empire into every possible tint of brilliant scarlet, rich violet, every shade of blue and brown, vivid crimson, and glittering yellow. The stern, inexorable fir tribes alone maintain their etenial sombre green.

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