The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 16

The British Novelists; With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical Volume 16

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...that was not my business, nor would it answer my end; so I even let him out, and he ran away, as if he had been frightened out of his wits. But I had forgot then, what I had learned afterwards, that hunger will tame a lion. If I had let him stay there three or four days without food, and then have carried him some water to drink, and then a little corn, he would have been as tame as one of the kids; for they are might sagacious, tractable creatures, where they are we I used. However, for the present I let him go, knowing no better at that time: then lwent to the three kids, and taking them one by one, I tied them with strings together, and with some difliculty brought them all home. It was a good while before they would feed; but throwing them some sweet corn, it tempted them, and they began to be tame. And now I found that if I expected to supply myself with goat's flesh when I had no powder or shot left, breeding some up tame was my only way; when, perha s, I might have them about my house like a floc of sheep. But then it occurred to me, that I must keep the tame from the wild, or else they would alwa s. run wild when they grew up: and the only way or this was, to have some enclosed piece of ground, well fenced, either with hedge or pale, to keep them in so effectually, that those within might not break out, or those without break in. This was a great undertaking for one pair of hands; yet as I saw there was an absolute necessity for doing it-, my first work was to find out a proper piece of ground, where there was likely to be herbage for them to eat, water for them to drink, and cover to keep them from the sun. Those who understand such enclosures will think I had very little contrivance, when I pitched-upon a placevery proper...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799151
  • 9781236799159