Natural History General and Particular, 8

Natural History General and Particular, 8

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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. 1791 edition. Excerpt: ...from him only by being smaller. The females carry their young on their back, and leap with them from branch to branch, and from tree to tree The young embrace with their arms and hands the narrowest part of the mother's body, and remain firmly fixed as long as she is in motion. Besides, these animals are so wild and mischievous, The alouate monkey is a savage animal, of a reddish bay colour, very large, and, by me.'ins of the singular structure of the os hyoides, makes a terrible rattling noise, which is heard;atji great distance; Barrae, Hist, Franc. Equin. p. 150.----Jn-thf island of St. George, under the Tropic, and about two leagues from the continent of America, there are monkeys as large as calves, which make such a strange noise, that people who are not accustomed to it think the mountains are falling. They are Cjc-ceedingly wild; Voyage de Gcnttl, torn.. p. 15.: ' 5. that that they can neither be conquered nos tamed. They bite cruelly; and though not carnivorous, they fail, not to excite terror by their frightful v(c)ifeje: And their ferocious aspect. As they feed tfnly upon fruits, pot-herbs, grain, and some infectSj-their flesh is not bad eating. The hunt'erBi' Oexmelin remarks, 'bring home in the Vqyening the monkeys they kill in the country i-e ijCape Gracias-a-Dio. They roast one part-.fOirbeie monkeys, and boil the other: The x$esh is good, and resembies that of the hare; 'itbut it is sweetish, and requires a great deal of frfttlt in dressing. The fat is very good, and yellow as that of a capon. We lived upon ' Monkeys are the most common game, and the most agreeable" to the taste of the Amazon Indians.--Some of them are as large ZS a greyhound; Voyage fur la Riviere de l', par M. dt la Condamine, .show more

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  • English
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