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1873 Excerpt: ...Moist nutriment, or under Rocks thir food In
jointed Armour watch: on smooth tlje Seale, And bended Dolphins
play: part huge of bulk Wallowing unweildie, enormous in thir Gate
Tempest the Ocean: there Leviathan Hugest of living Creatures, on
the Deep Stretcht like a Promontorie sleeps or swimmes, And seems a
moving Land, and at his Gilles Draws in, and at his Trunck
spouts#out a Sea. Mean while the tepid Caves, and Fens and shoares
Thir Brood as numerous hatch, from the Egg that Bursting with
kindly rupture forth disclos'd (soon Thir callow young, but
featherd soon and pledge They summ'd tElFPenns, and soaring th'
airlublime With clang despis'd the ground, under a cloud In
prospect; there the Eagle and the Stork On Cliffs and Cedar tops
thir Eyries build: Part loosly wing the Region, part more wise _ Jn
common, rang'd in figure wedge thir way, Intelligent of seasons,
and set forth Thir Aierie Caravan high over Sea's Flying, and over
Lands with mutual wing Easing thir flight; so stears the prudent
Crane Her Her annual Voiage, born on Windes; the Aire Floats, as
they pass, fann'd with unnumber'd plumes: From Branch to Branch the
smaller Birds with song Solac'd the Woods, and spred thir painted
wings Till Ev'n, nor then the solemn Nightingal Ceas'd warbling,
but all night tun'd her soft layes: Others on Silver Lakes and
Rivers Bath'd Thir downie Brest; the Swan with Arched neck Between
her white wings mantling proudly, Rowes Her state with Oarie feet:
yet oft they quit The Dank, and rising on stiff Pennons, towre The
mid Aereal Skie: Others on ground Walk'd firm; the crested Cock
whose clarion sounds The silent hours, and th' other whose gay
Traine Adorns him, colour'd with the Florid hue Of Rainbows and
Starrie Eyes. The Waters thus With Fish replenisht, and ...
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