The American Poultry Yard: Comprising the Origin, History, and Description of the Different Breeds of Domestic Poultry ...

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C. M. Saxton, 1850 - Poultry - 322 pages
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Page 6 - ... in the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, and the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low...
Page 6 - Now that which was prepared for me daily was one ox and six choice sheep ; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine : yet for all this required not I the bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy upon this people.
Page 14 - When thou hidest thy face they are troubled : when thou takest away their breath they die, and are turned again to their dust.
Page 311 - But the master soon recollecting that so many eggs are worth a dollar or a crown, casts his eye towards the rock, marks the day in his memory and gives orders to depart. The light breeze enables them to reach another...
Page 230 - Draws in, and at his trunk spouts out a sea. Meanwhile the tepid caves, and fens, and shores, Their brood as numerous hatch from the egg, that soon Bursting with kindly rupture forth disclosed Their callow young ; but feathered soon and fledge, They summed their pens, and soaring the...
Page 182 - And I speak within bounds when I assert, that there could not be less than twelve or fifteen hundred pea-fowls, of various sizes, within sight of the spot where I stood for near an hour.
Page 230 - The earth obeyed, and straight Opening her fertile womb teemed at a birth Innumerous living creatures, perfect forms, Limbed and full grown: out of the ground up rose As from his lair the wild beast where he wons In" forest wild, in thicket, brake, or den...
Page 180 - HIGH on a throne of royal state, which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind, Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric pearl and gold...
Page 150 - Indian buffalo, they have been compelled to yield to the destructive ingenuity of the white settlers, often wantonly exercised, and seek refuge in the remotest parts of the interior. Although they relinquish their native soil with slow and reluctant steps, yet such is the rapidity with which settlements are extended and condensed over the surface of this country, that we may anticipate a day, at no distant period, when the hunter will seek the wild turkey in vain.
Page 144 - ... proceed rapidly towards the shore: on approaching which, should they find it too steep for landing, they cease their exertions for a few moments, float down the stream until they come to an accessible part, and' by a violent effort generally extricate themselves from the water. It is remarkable, that immediately after thus crossing a large stream, they ramble about for some time, as if bewildered. In this state they fall an easy prey to the hunter.

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