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" Now then, in peaceable possession of what was justly its own, it waited three days with the utmost impatience, repairing the breaches of its web, and taking no sustenance that I could perceive. At last, however, a large blue fly fell into the snare, and... "
Zoologist: A Monthly Journal of Natural History - Page 3493
1852
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The County Magazine, Volume 1

Periodicals - 1788
...cobweb. I muft own I was greatly furprized when I faw the fpider immediately fally out, and in lefs than a minute weave a new net round its captive, by which the motionof its wings was flopped, and when it was fairly hampered in this manner, it was feized and dragged...
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Select British Classics, Volume 3

English literature - 1804
...sustenance that I could perceive. At last, however, a large blue fly fell into the snare, and struggled hard to get loose. The spider gave it leave to entangle...too strong for the cobweb. I must own I was greatly surprized when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in less than a minute weave a new net round...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith..

Oliver Goldsmith - 1806
...sustenance that I could perceive. At last, however, a large blue fly fell into the snare, and struggled hard to get loose. The spider gave it leave to entangle...too strong for the cobweb. I must own I was greatly surprized when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in less than a minute weave a new net round...
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The Lady's Magazine, Or, Entertaining Companion for the Fair Sex ...

English literature - 1770
...cobweb. I m'.ift own I was greatly furprifcd when I faw the fpider immediately fally out, and hi lefs than a minute weave a new net round its captive, by which the motion of its wings was flopped, and when it was fairly hampered in this manner, it was ieized and dragged into the hole. ....
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The miscellaneous works of OLiver Goldsmith [ed. by S. Rose].

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812
...sustenance that I could percieve. At last, however, a large blue fly fell into the snare, and struggled hard to get loose. The spider gave it leave to entangle...round its captive, by which the motion of its wings wasstopped, and when it was fairly hampered in this manner, it was seized, and dragged into the hole....
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Essays and The Bee, Volumes 1-2

Oliver Goldsmith - English essays - 1820
...sustenance that I could perceive. At last, however, a large bine fly fell into the snare, and struggled hard to get loose. The spider gave it leave to entangle...sally out, and in less than a. minute weave a new net around its captive, by which the motion of its wings^as stopped, and when it was fairly hampered in...
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The British Prose Writers: Goldsmith's Essay and Bee

British prose literature - 1821
...sustenance that I could perceive. At last, however, a large blue fly fell into the snare, and struggled hard to get loose. The spider gave it leave to entangle...sally out, and in less than a minute weave a new net around its captive, by which the motion of its wings was stopped, and when it was fairly hampered in...
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The Natural History of Insects, Volume 1

James Rennie - Insects - 1829 - 352 pages
...I could perceive, no sustenance. At last a large bluebottle fell into the snare, and struggled hard to get loose. The spider gave it leave to entangle...much as possible, but it seemed to be too strong for its cobweb. It sallied out, and stopped the motion of the fly's wings by quickly weaving around them...
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The Republic of Letters: A Weekly Republication of Standard Literature, Volume 3

English literature - 1835
...sustenance that I could perceive. At last, however, a large blue fly fell into the snare, and struggled hard to get loose. The spider gave it leave to entangle...possible, but it seemed to be too strong for the cobweb. I Sim, must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately sally out, and in less than...
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The Republic of Letters: A Weekly Republication of Standard Literature, Volume 3

1835
...At last, however, a large blue fly fell into the snare, and struggled hard to get loose. The snider gave it leave to entangle itself as much as possible, but it seemed to be foo strong for the cobweb. I SIR, must own I was greatly surprised when I saw the spider immediately...
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