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The Complete Works of Oliver Goldsmith (Volume 14); Animated Nature (Paperback) Loot Price: R462 Discovery Miles 4 620
The Complete Works of Oliver Goldsmith (Volume 14); Animated Nature (Paperback): Oliver Goldsmith
The Complete Works of Oliver Goldsmith (Volume 14); Animated Nature (Paperback): Oliver Goldsmith

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The Complete Works of Oliver Goldsmith (Volume 14); Animated Nature (Paperback)

Oliver Goldsmith

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1825. Excerpt: ... PART IV. OF BIRDS OF THE SPARROW KIND. CHAPTER I. OF BIRDS OF THE SPARROW KIND IN GENERAL. Still descending from the larger to the smaller, we come to birds of the sparrow kind; or that class of beautiful little animals that, being less than the pigeon, go on diminishing till we arrive at the humming-bird, the smallest of the feathered creation. The birds which compose this class chiefly live in the neighbourhood of man, and are his greatest favourites. The falcon may be more esteemed, and the turkey more useful; but these he considers as servants, not as friends; as animals reclaimed merely to supply him with some of the conveniencies of life: but these little painted songsters have his affections, as well from their beauty as their melody; it is this delightful class that fill his groves with harmony, and lift his heart to sympathize with their raptures. All the other classes are either mute or screaming; it is this diminutive tribe only that have voices equal to the beauty of their figures; equally adapted to rejoice man, and delight each other. As they are the favourites of man, so they are chiefly seen near him. All the great birds dread his vicinity, and keep to the thickest darkness of the forest, or the brow of the most craggy precipice; but these seldom resort to the thicker parts of the wood; they keep near its edges, in the neighbourhood of cultivated fields; in the hedge-rows of farm grounds; and even in the yard, mixing with the poultry. It must be owned, indeed, that their living near man, is not a society of affection on their part, as they approach inhabited grounds merely because their chief provision is to be found there. In the depth of the desert, or the gloom of the forest, there is no grain to be picked up; none bf those tender buds that are so grateful to thei...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Oliver Goldsmith
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 102
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-33116-5
Barcode: 9781154331165
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-33116-4

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