The Works Of Sir Thomas Browne;  Pseudodoxia Epidemica, Cont. Hydriotaphia And The Garden Of Cyrus (1658) Certain Miscellany Tracts (1684) A Letter To by Sir Thomas BrowneThe Works Of Sir Thomas Browne;  Pseudodoxia Epidemica, Cont. Hydriotaphia And The Garden Of Cyrus (1658) Certain Miscellany Tracts (1684) A Letter To by Sir Thomas Browne

The Works Of Sir Thomas Browne; Pseudodoxia Epidemica, Cont. Hydriotaphia And The Garden Of Cyrus…

bySir Thomas Browne

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...that if the Romans had well known this airy Chase, they would have left or less regarded their Circensial Recreations. The Greeks understood Hunting early, but little or nothing of our Falconry. If Alexander had known it, we might have found something of it and more of Hawks in Aristotle; who was so unacquainted with that way, that he thought that Hawks would not feed upon the TRACT Heart of Birds. Though he hath mention'd divers V Hawks, yet Julhis Scaliger, an expert Falconer, despaired to reconcile them unto ours. And 'tis well if, among them, you can clearly make out a Lanner, a Sparrow Hawk and a Kestril, but must not hope to find your Gier Falcon there, which is the noble Hawk; and I wish you one no worse than that of Henry King of Navarre; which, Scaliger saith, he saw strike down a Buzzard, two wild Geese, divers Kites, a Crane and a Swan. Nor must you expect from high Antiquity the distinctions of Eyess and Ramage Hawks, of Sores and Entennewers, of Hawks of the Lure and the Fist; nor that material distinction into short and long winged Hawks; from whence arise such differences in their taking down of Stones; in their flight, their striking down or seizing of their Prey, in the strength of their Talons, either in the Heel and fore-Talon, or the middle and the Heel: nor yet what Eggs produce the different Hawks, or when they lay three Eggs, that the first produceth a Female and large Hawk, the second of a midler sort, and the third a smaller Bird Tercellene or Tassel of the Masle Sex; which Hawks being onely observed abroad by the Ancients, were looked upon as Hawks of different kinds and not of the same Eyrie or Nest. As for what Aristotle affirmeth that Hawks and Birds of prey drink not; although you know that it will not strictly hold,...
Title:The Works Of Sir Thomas Browne; Pseudodoxia Epidemica, Cont. Hydriotaphia And The Garden Of Cyrus…Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:July 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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