Beeton's Book of Poultry and Domestic Animals: Showing how to Rear and Manage Them, in Sickness and in Health

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S. O. Beeton, 1870 - Aquariums - 480 pages
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Page 8 - Where some, like magistrates correct at home, Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad, Others, like soldiers, armed in. their stings, Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds, Which pillage they with merry march bring home To the tent-royal of their emperor...
Page 8 - The act of order * to a peopled kingdom : They have a king, and officers of sorts ; Where some, like magistrates, correct at home, Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad, Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings, Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds...
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Page 5 - Through richest purple, to the view Betray'da golden gleam. The hapless Nymph with wonder saw : A whisker first, and then a claw, With many an ardent wish, She stretch'd in vain to reach the prize ; What female heart can gold despise?
Page 2 - BEETON'S BOOK OF HOME PETS: Showing How to Rear and Manage in Sickness and in Health— Birds, Poultry, Pigeons, Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Dogs, Cats, Squirrels, Tortoises, Fancy Mice, Bees, Silkworms, Ponies, Donkeys, Goats, Inhabitants of the Aquarium, &c.
Page 9 - ... birds beneath, forcing down the dense groups with which every stick was loaded. It was a scene of uproar and confusion.
Page 9 - ... a thing in form like a lace of silke, finely woven, as it were, together ; one end whereof is fastened into the inside of the shell, even as the fish of oisters and muskles are ; the other end is made fast unto the belly of a rude masse or lump, which in time cometh to the shape and form of a bird : when it is perfectly formed, the shell gapeth open, and the first thing that appeareth is the aforesaid lace or string ; next come the legs of the bird hanging out...
Page 11 - From the great numbers that were constantly passing overhead to or from that quarter, I had no doubt of the truth of this statement. The mast had been chiefly consumed in Kentucky; and the pigeons, every morning a little before sunrise, set out for the Indiana Territory, the nearest part of which was about sixty miles distant. Many of these returned before ten o'clock; and the great body generally appeared, on their return, a little after noon.
Page 5 - Favourite has no friend. From hence, ye Beauties, undeceived, Know, one false step is ne'er retrieved, And be with caution bold. Not all that tempts your wandering eyes And heedless hearts is lawful prize ; Nor all that glisters gold.
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