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J. Reynolds, 1847 - 61 pàgines
 

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Pàgina 39 - HOW doth the little busy bee Improve each shining hour, And gather honey all the day From every opening flower...
Pàgina 18 - Mare of the first class, is from one hundred, to two or three hundred pounds sterling. As the Arabians have only a tent for their house, this tent serves them also for a stable. The Mare, Colt, husband, wife, and children, lie promiscuously together; and the little children will lie on the body and neck of the Mare and Colt, without these animals incommoding or doing them the least injury. These Mares are so accustomed to live in this familiarity, that they will suffer any kind of play. The Arabians...
Pàgina 21 - Shortly afterward, on the baronet entering the stable, the Horse furiously sprung at him, and he would have perished had he not been rescued by the groom. " The Horse sleeps much less than man ; for when he is in health, he does not rest more than two or three hours together ; he then gets up to eat ; and when he has been too much fatigued, he lies down a second time, after having eaten ; but, on the whole, he does not sleep more than three or four hours in the twenty-four. There are even some Horses...
Pàgina 18 - ... stallions. They have long preserved, with great care, the breed of their Horses; they know their generations, alliances, and all their genealogy, and distinguish the breeds by different names. The lowest price for a Mare of the first class, is from one hundred, to two or three hundred pounds sterling. As the Arabians have only a tent for their house, this tent serves them also for a stable. The Mare, Colt, husband, wife, and children, lie promiscuously together; and the little children will lie...
Pàgina 18 - ... of giving them more breath, and also to hinder their neighing in battle. The Flemish Horses are greatly inferior to those of Holland: they have almost all large heads, flat feet, and are subject to humours in the eyes; and these two last are essential defects in coach Horses. According to Marmol, the Arabian Horses are descended from the wild Horses in the deserts of Arabia, of which, in ancient times, large studs were formed...
Pàgina 49 - ... young healthy she Ass, full of flesh, which has lately foaled, and which has not since been with the male: care must be taken to feed her well with hay, wheat, and grass, with particular care not to let the milk cool, and not even to expose it to the air, which will spoil it in a little time. The skin of the Ass is used for different purposes, such as to make drums, shoes, &c. and thick parchment for pocket books, which is slightly varnished over: it is also of Asses' skin that the orientals...
Pàgina 26 - On coming out of these caves, the traveller is shown a handsome chapel, with a marble floor, having five small recesses on either side, which were ten stalls occupied by oxen at the time of our Savior's birth.
Pàgina 26 - At no great distance is another, smaller star in the pavement, denoting the place over which the miraculous guide of the Wise Men stood, when they came to worship Him who was born king of the Jews.
Pàgina 25 - Grotto is a small place, not very high, the roof being supported by a single pillar. The altar, above which silver lamps are kept continually burning, is rich, and erected over the spot where the Holy Child was born, marked by a circle of agate and jasper, surrounded with a silver glory, with this inscription — HIC DE VIHGINE MARIA JESUS CHRISTU3 NATUS EST ; which means, " Here, from the Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ was born.
Pàgina 25 - Empress Helena. It is of considerable size, divided into aisles by forty-eight marble pillars of the Corinthian order, two rows of twelve on each side, and further decorated with rude carvings of saints.

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