Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

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Macmillan, 1883 - Natural history - 480 pages
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Page 24 - Now scarcely moving through a reedy pool, Now starting to a sudden stream, and now Gently diffused into a limpid plain ; A various group the herds and flocks compose; Rural confusion! on the grassy bank Some ruminating lie; while others stand Half in the flood, and, often bending, sip The circling surface.
Page 430 - The haunt of seals, and ores, and sea-mews' clang ; To teach thee that God attributes to place No sanctity, if none be thither brought By men who there frequent, or therein dwell. And now, what further shall ensue, behold.
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