A Companion To The London Museum And Pantherion; Containing A Brief Description Of Upwards Of…

Paperback | May 15, 2012

byWilliam Bullock

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1813 Excerpt: ...his organs; by degrees the sound opens and swells, it bursts with loud and vivid flashes, it flows with smooth volubility, it faints and murmurs, it shakes with rapid and violent articulations; the soft breathings of love and joy are poured from its inmost soul, and every heart beats in unison and melts with delicious languor. But this continued richness might satiate the ear; the strains are at times relieved by pauses, which bestow dignity and elevation. The mild silence of evening heightens the general effect, and not a rival interrupts the solemn scene." They begin to build in May. MANAKIN (pipra.) TITMICE (parus.) AND SWALLOWS (hirundo.) The Manakins, at first sight, resemble the next genus, or Titmice. They are mostly natives of South America, and are in general beautiful in their colours. The most remarkable species is the Cock of the Rock, of Crested Manakin (Pipra Rupicola.) Though this bird is of an uniform orange colour, it is one of the most beautiful of South America. They are found in great numbers on the mountain Luca, near Oyapoc, and on the mountain Courouaye, near the river Aprouack. They are esteemed for the sake of their plumage, and are very scarce and dear; because the savages, either from superstition or fear, will not venture into the dark caverns where they lodge. The Titmice are a very active and fertile race, laying from eighteen to twenty eggs at one hatch. They feed on fruit, seeds, and insects, and a few on flesh; most of them are fond of the brains of other birds, which they get at by cleaving the skull of such as they find dead. Several are natives of Britain, and are an extremely entertaining bird in captivity, but are dangerous to introduce into an aviary, on account of their cruelty and boldness. The natural history o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1813 Excerpt: ...his organs; by degrees the sound opens and swells, it bursts with loud and vivid flashes, it flows with smooth volubility, it fa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217907210

ISBN - 13:9780217907217

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