Tenants of an Old Farm: Leaves from the Note-book of a Naturalist

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Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1884 - 456 páginas
 

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Página 349 - Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep : so shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man.
Página 173 - Near villages and small towns I have found the nests of humble-bees more numerous than elsewhere, which I attribute to the number of cats that destroy the mice.
Página 342 - Go to the ant, thou sluggard ; consider her ways, and be wise: which having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
Página 420 - Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.
Página 361 - ... which are reddish ; and it is covered with little hairs. In form it is somewhat grublike, being longer in proportion than the parent insect, and is furnished with six legs, the first pair of which are very large, shaped almost like lobster-claws, and armed with strong spines beneath. On the shoulders are little prominences in the place of wings ; and under the breast is a long beak for suction.
Página 350 - Who sweeps a room, as for Thy laws, Makes that and the action fine.
Página 360 - I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it.
Página 373 - HAPPY creature ! what below Can more happy live than thou ? Seated on thy leafy throne, (Summer weaves thy verdant crown,) Sipping o'er the pearly lawn The fragrant nectar of the dawn ; Little tales thou lov'st to sing, Tales of mirth — an insect king. Thine the treasures of the field, All thy own the seasons yield ; Nature...
Página 209 - ... for an instant, then with a jerk it snatches, as it were, a bubble of air, which is not only attached to the hairs which cover the abdomen, but is held on by the two hinder legs, which are crossed at an acute angle near their extremity, this crossing of the legs taking place at the instant the bubble is seized. The little...

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