The Natural History of Ireland, Volume 4

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Page ix - For as soon as the wind goeth over it, it is gone, and the place thereof shall know it no more.
Page 38 - If thrown into the water, it would follow for miles the track of the boat; and although thrust back by the oars, it never, relinquished its purpose. Indeed, it struggled so hard to regain its seat, that one would imagine its fondness for its master had entirely overcome the natural predilection for its native element.
Page 63 - Ireland was destructive to that class of reptiles, about six years ago I purchased half a dozen of them in Covent Garden market, in London ; they had been taken some time, and were quite tame and familiar. I turned them out in my garden ; they immediately rambled away ; one of them was killed at Milecross, three miles distant, in about a week after its liberation, and three others were shortly afterwards killed within that distance of the place where they were turned out; and it is highly probable...
Page 34 - In Ireland the hunting of the wolf was carried on for many years, and in the " Irish Commons' Journals" for 1662, it will be seen that Sir John Ponsonby, reported from the Committee of Grievances, that a bill should be brought in to encourage the killing of wolves and foxes. It is by this easy to conceive the unimproved state of Ireland at that time. The covers for these were bogs and mountains ; on the latter there were not many forests, but there was abundance of underwood, then called shrubs ;...
Page 63 - I never," proceeds Mr. Thompson, " heard of this circumstance until it was published, and subsequently endeavoured to ascertain its truth, by inquiring of the persons about Downpatrick, (where the tomb of St. Patrick is,) who are best acquainted with these subjects, not one of whom had ever heard of Snakes being in the neighbourhood.
Page 47 - The facts and views he brings forward eminently merit attention." — British and Foreign Medical Review. DR. ARTHUR JACOB, FRCS, PROFESSOR OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY IN THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND. A TREATISE ON THE INFLAMMATIONS OF THE EYE-BALL. Foolscap 8vo. cloth, 5s. It includes the Description and Treatment of the Idiopathic, Scrofulous, Rheumatic, Arthritic, Syphilitic...
Page 34 - Campion, whose history of Ireland was published in 1570, informs us that wolves were objects of the chase. 'They (the Irish) are not,' he says, ' without wolves, or greyhounds to hunt them, bigger of bone and limme than a colt.
Page 64 - Ursorum rabies nulla est ibi; saeva leonum Semina nee unquam Scotica terra tulit. Nulla venena nocent, nee serpens serpit in herba Nee conquesta canit garrula rana lacu.
Page 491 - On a new eubgenus of Fishes allied to Ophidium. — Tr. Zool. Soc. Lond. II. p. 207, fig. 12. Observations on some species of native Mammalia, Birds and Fishes, including additions to the British Fauna.
Page 169 - Is. 8d. a hundred, butat that time the regular system of carriage to a distance, as now adopted, did not exist. At the former rates, they are purchased by carriers, who convey them for sale to the more populous parts of the neighbouring country, and to the towns within a limited distance of the lake. They are brought in quantities to Belfast, and when the supply is good, the cry of

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