Glimpses of nature, and objects of interest described, during a visit to the Isle of Wight

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Grant and Griffith, 1844 - Isle of Wight (England) - 217 pages
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Page 127 - The sum is this. If man's convenience, health, Or safety interfere, his rights and claims Are paramount, and must extinguish theirs, Else they are all — the meanest things that are, As free to live, and to enjoy that life, As God was free to form them at the first, Who in his sovereign wisdom made them all.
Page i - Glimpses of Nature ; And Objects of Interest described during a Visit to the Isle of Wight. Designed to assist and encourage Young Persons in forming habits of observation. By Mrs. LOUDON. Second Edition, enlarged. With Forty-one Illustrations. 3s. 6d. cloth. "We could not recommend a more valuable little volume. It is full of information, conveyed in the most agreeable manner."— Literary Gazette.
Page 126 - I would not enter on my list of friends (Though graced with polish'd manners and fine sense. Yet wanting sensibility) the man Who needlessly sets foot upon a worm.
Page 30 - Those living jellies which the flesh inflame, Fierce as a nettle, and from that its name ; Some in huge masses, some that you may bring In the small compass of a lady's ring ; Figured by hand divine— there's not a gem Wrought by man's art to be compared to them ; Soft, brilliant, tender, through the wave they glow, And make the moonbeam brighter where they flow.
Page 25 - This giant was mighty, and he was strong, And feet full thirty was he long ; His lips were great, and hung aside ; His eyes were hollow, his mouth was wide : Loathly he was to look upon, And liker a demon than a man : His staff was a young and torn-up oak ; And hard and heavy was his stroke.
Page 140 - ... submit. But the most interesting, though not the most pleasant, thing about the lake, was the ooze or sponge which occurred frequently on its banks. The spongy places were slightly depressed valleys, without trees or bushes, with grass a foot or fifteen inches high ; they were usually from two to ten miles long, and from a quarter of a mile to a mile broad. In the course of thirty geographical miles, he crossed twenty-nine, and that too, at the end of the fourth month of the dry season. It was...
Page 127 - ... within the parent or without. The eggs of Birds contain whatever is wanted for the development of the embryo, except heat, which must come from without.
Page 68 - A third exhibits a fox in canonicals, with a crosier in his hand, and a mitre on his head ; above is a young fox chained, with a bag of money in his right paw. He is surrounded by geese, cranes, and other fowls...
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