Zoologist: a monthly journal of natural history, Volume 9

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Page 3182 - Mixed with a sound of waters murmuring Along a shelving bank of turf, which lay Under a copse, and hardly dared to fling Its green arms round the bosom of the stream, But kissed it and then fled, as thou mightest in dream. There grew pied wind-flowers and violets, Daisies, those pearled Arcturi of the earth, The constellated flower that never sets...
Page 3217 - A little lowly hermitage it was, Downe in a dale, hard by a forests side, Far from resort of people, that did pas In travell to and froe: a little wyde There was an holy chappell edifyde, Wherein the hermite dewly wont to say His holy things each morne and eventyde : Thereby a christall streame did gently play, Which from a sacred fountaine welled forth alway.
Page 3283 - Sublime tobacco ! which from east to west Cheers the tar's labour or the Turkman's rest ; Which on the Moslem's ottoman divides His hours, and rivals opium and his brides ; Magnificent in Stamboul, but less grand, Though not less loved, in Wapping or the Strand...
Page 3127 - ... over the surface, gathering up the minute drops of moisture. This is its only food : the mode of taking it can be seen by a good glass.
Page 3274 - He is the joyous prophet of the year — the harbinger of the best season : he lives a life of enjoyment amongst the loveliest forms of nature : winter is unknown to him ; and he leaves the green meadows of England in autumn, for the myrtle and orange groves of Italy, and for the palms of Africa : — he has always objects of pursuit, and his success is secure.
Page 3246 - All things are here of him ; from the black pines, Which are his shade on high, and the loud roar Of torrents, where he listeneth, to the vines Which slope his green path downward to the shore, Where the bow'd waters meet him, and adore, Kissing his feet with murmurs ; and the wood, The covert of old trees, with trunks all hoar, But light leaves, young as joy, stands where it stood, Offering to him, and his, a populous solitude.
Page 3182 - When the low wind, its playmate's voice, it hears. And in the warm hedge grew lush eglantine, Green cowbind and the moonlight-coloured may, And cherry blossoms, and white cups, whose wine Was the bright dew, yet drained not by the day; And wild roses, and ivy serpentine, With its dark buds and leaves, wandering astray; And flowers azure, black, and streaked with gold, Fairer than any wakened eyes behold.
Page 3283 - Divine in hookas, glorious in a pipe, When tipp'd with amber, mellow, rich, and ripe ; Like other charmers, wooing the caress More dazzlingly when daring in full dress ; Yet thy true lovers more admire by far Thy naked beauties — Give me a cigar...
Page 3097 - According to annual custom, the Council have to make the following Report on the state and progress of the Society during the past year. The number of Members at the last Anniversary was, Ordinary Members, 141 ; Associates and Honorary, 5 ; giving a total of 146.
Page 3032 - ... is as distinct, independent, and original a species as any other. It has also another strong trait of the hawk tribe, — in flying and preying by day, contrary to the general habit of owls. It is characterized as a bold and active species, following the fowler, and carrying off his game as soon as it is shot. It is said to prey on partridges and other birds ; and is very common at Hudson's Bay, where it is called by the Indians coparacoch...

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