Miscellaneous Reflections on the Preceding Treatises, and Other Critical Subjects. a Notion of the Tablature, or Judgment of Hercules

Miscellaneous Reflections on the Preceding Treatises, and Other Critical Subjects. a Notion of the Tablature, or Judgment of Hercules

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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. 1727 edition. Excerpt: ... herd with one another, lose their associating Humour, and they who naturally pair and are constant to each other, lose their kind of conjugal Alliance and Affection; yet when releas'd from human Servitude, and return'd again to their natural Wildr, and rural Liberty, they instantly resume their natural and regular Habits, such as are conducing P 4. FQ in the world, were those who took the Ch. 2. Kitchin-Chimney and Dripping-pan for vvv WELL it is perhaps for Marzkind, that tho there are so many Animals who naturally herd for Comfflmfflr sake, and mutual Affection, there are so few who for Can-venieney, and by Neceffg-are oblig'd to a strict Union, and kind of confederate State. The Creatures who, according to the OEconomy of their Kind, are oblig'd to make themselves Habitations os Desence against the Seasons and other Incidents; they who in some parts of th_e Year are depriv'd of all Subfistence, and are therefore necessitated to accumulate in another, and to provide withal for the Safety of their collected Stores, are by their Nature indeed as strictly joind, and with as proper Affections towards their Publick and Community, as the looser Kind, of a more easy Subsistence and Support, are united in what relates merely to thcir Offspring, and the Propagation of their Species. Of these t/zorowb-qffaciating and corzfederzzte-Azzzsimd/J', there are none I have ever heard of, who in Bulk or Strength exceed t/ae Bzm VER. The major part of these political Animals, and Creatures of ajozsint-Stack, are as inconfiderable as the Race of' ANTS or BEE s. But had Nature asiign'd such an OEconOmy as this to so puissant an Animal, for instance, as t/Je ELEPHANT, and and made him withal as prolifick as those Ch. z; smaller Creatures commonly are; it...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236885678
  • 9781236885678