Fearsome Monsters of Early Days

Fearsome Monsters of Early Days

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Few persons, perhaps, know with what sort of creatures the world of the early naturalists was populated. Doubtless many of us remember the tales of the griffin, unicorn, dragon, and others, which were told to us out of the old rhymes and fairy stories of our childhood. These were glorious creatures, never failing to appeal to the imaginative instincts which make childhood so attractive a period to us as we look back upon it from the world of unpoetic realities! The dragon and unicorn and their ilk, have survived the times and have passed into literature. But they represent only a fraction of the vast host of marvelous creatures, whose names and attributes are now known only to scholars; creatures in whom the early writers and their readers placed full confidence; creatures which were soberly discussed and pictured in the early volumes of natural history.show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 128.52 x 198.37 x 1.52mm | 77.11g
  • Createspace Independent Pub
  • English
  • 1508432635
  • 9781508432630