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" ... of its web, and taking no sustenance that I could perceive. At last, however, a large blue fly fell into the snare, and struggled hard to get loose. The spider gave it leave to entangle itself as much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for... "
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1804
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The County Magazine, Volume 1

Periodicals - 1788
...cobweb. I muft own I was greatly furprized when I faw the fpider immediately fally out, and in lefs than a minute weave a new net round its captive, by which the motionof its wings was flopped, and when it was fairly hampered in this manner, it was feized and dragged...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith..

Oliver Goldsmith - 1806
...returned, and when he found all arts vain, began to demolish the new web without mercy. This brought on another battle, and, contrary to my expectations,...lived, in a precarious state, and Nature seemed to have fitted it for such a life, for upon a single fly it subsisted for more than a week. I once put a wasp...
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The Lady's Magazine, Or, Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ...

English literature - 1770
...cobweb. I m'.ift own I was greatly furprifcd when I faw the fpider immediately fally out, and hi lefs than a minute weave a new net round its captive, by which the motion of its wings was flopped, and when it was fairly hampered in this manner, it was ieized and dragged into the hole. ....
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for the cobweb. I must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in...lived, in a precarious state, and Nature seemed to have fitted it for such a life, for upon a single fly it subsisted for more than a week. I once put a wasp...
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The miscellaneous works of OLiver Goldsmith [ed. by S. Rose].

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812
...much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for the cobweb. I must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in...round its captive, by which the motion of its wings wasstopped, and when it was fairly hampered in this manner, it was seized, and dragged into the hole....
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The life of Dr. Parnell. The life of Henry Lord Viscount Bolingbroke ...

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1820
...much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for the cobweb. I must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in...lived, in a precarious state, and Nature seemed to have fitted it for such a life, for upon a single fly it subsisted for more than a week. I once put a wasp...
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Essays and The Bee, Volumes 1-2

Oliver Goldsmith - English essays - 1820
...much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for the cobweb. I must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in less than a. minute weave a new net around its captive, by which the motion of its wings^as stopped, and when it was fairly hampered in...
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The British Prose Writers: Goldsmith's Essay and Bee

British prose literature - 1821
...much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for the cobweb. I must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in less than a minute weave a new net around its captive, by which the motion of its wings was stopped, and when it was fairly hampered in...
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, with an account of ..., Volume 4

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825
...much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for the cobweb. I must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in...in a precarious state ; and nature seemed to have fitted it for such a life, for upon a single fly it subsisted for more than a week. I once put a wasp...
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The Republic of Letters: A Weekly Republication of Standard Literature, Volume 3

1835
...as possible, but it seemed to be foo strong for the cobweb. I SIR, must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in...it was seized, and dragged into the hole. In this maner it lived, in a precarious state ; and nature seemed to have fitted it for such a life, for upon...
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