Menippea by James HenryMenippea by James Henry


byJames Henry

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... Stop your nose now, and make haste past Pigs and peccaries and cavies, Phacochoeri, babyroussae, Taytetous and tagnicatis; And take care you don't your foot miss In the slough of mast and offal; And keep off from that tusked boar, if You would not be an Adonis. Well done! all right! There 's the moose-deer, And the fallow deer and roebuck, And the red deer, and the reindeer, And the wapeti and axis, And the soft, full eyed gazelle, and Bubalis and cervicapra, And the kevel and the koba, Dorcas, whang-yang, and pygarga, And the chamois and the sprfngbock, And the nylghau, gnu and caama, And the philosophic goat, and Capricorn not yet translated, And the zebra, and the quagga, And the dshikketaei and koulan, And the llama and vicunna, And the one-and two-hunched camel. And see where, his kameel-doorn leaves All consumed, the tall giraffe stands; Watch him close, you 'll see the cud go Slowly up and down his long neck. What 's the matter? why so frightened? Let them hiss there, they can't harm you; Noah has secured them all well In a bulk-head of his first floor; Look down sit them through the trap-door, How they 're twisting, twining, coiling, Writhing, glaring, darting, rattling, Spirting venom with their forked tongues, Adders, aspics, amphisbaenas, Rattle-snakes and horned cerastes, Dun snakes, smooth snakes, Bordelais snakes, Vipers green and vipers yellow, Anacondas, pythons, boas, Pseudoboas and megaeras, And, even by his fellow snakes feared, Shunned and hated, Eden's cursed snake. Come away quick; shut the door down; Leave them there, to sin and Satan--Stay, there 's something creeping on you; Brush it off; it 's but a chigoe, That, by some chance has got out of Noah's flea-box and louse-casket, And, bad company eschewing, Sets...
Title:MenippeaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217022049

ISBN - 13:9780217022040