Curiosities of Natural History

R. Bentley, 1883 - 362 pages

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Page 253 - Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, "Here we are?" Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
Page 152 - ... et jam bis medium amplexi, bis collo squamea circum terga dati, superant capite et cervicibus altis.
Page 207 - And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field: upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat, all the days of thy life: and I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Page 211 - Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord! to what end is it for you? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him ; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him.
Page 210 - Prone on the ground, as since, but on his rear, Circular base of rising folds that towered Fold above fold, a surging maze, his head Crested aloft, and carbuncle his eyes ; With burnished neck of verdant gold, erect Amidst his circling spires, that on the grass Floated redundant...
Page 206 - Address'd his way, not with indented •wave, Prone on the ground, as since, but on his...
Page 212 - And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people ; and much people of Israel died.
Page 190 - Tis given out that, sleeping in my orchard, A serpent stung me ; so the whole ear of Denmark Is by a forged process of my death Rankly abused : but know, thou noble youth, The serpent that did sting thy father's life Now wears his crown.
Page 252 - And it is turned round about by his counsels : That they may do whatsoever he commandeth them Upon the face of the world in the earth. 13 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, Or for his land, or for mercy.
Page 342 - In a letter, printed in the German Ephemerides, we have an account of a combat between an enormous serpent and a buffalo, by a person, who assures us that he was himself a spectator. The serpent had for some time been waiting near the brink of a pool, in expectation of its prey ; when a buffalo was the first that offered. Having darted upon the affrighted animal, it instantly began to wrap it round with its voluminous twistings ; and at every twist the bones of the buffalo were heard to crack almost...

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