Spirit of Humanity, and Animals' Friend; Extracts from the Enlightened and Benevolent of All Ages

Spirit of Humanity, and Animals' Friend; Extracts from the Enlightened and Benevolent of All Ages

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ...away--and away then we pass; The blind mole shall not hear thy light foot on the grass; And the time which is flying while I am with thee, Seems as swift as thyself--as we bound o'er the lea. Bulwer. VIRGIL'S DIRECTIONS. Soothe him with praise, and make him understand The loud applauses of his master's hand: This, from his weaning, let him well be taught; And then betimes in a soft snaffle wrought, Before his tender joints with nerves are knit, Untried in arms, and trembling at the bit. But when to four full springs his years advance, Teach him to run the round, with pride to prance, And (rightly managed) equal time to beat, To turn, to bound and measure, and curvet. Let him to this, with easy pains, be brought, And seem to labor, when he labors not. Thus formed for speed he challenges the wind, And leaves the Scythian arrow far behind: He scours along the field with loosened reins, And treads so light, he scarcely prints the plains; Ot bred to Belgian wagons, leads the way, Untired at night, and cheerful all the day. Virgil teaches a like gentleness in training the ox. The calf, by nature and by genius made To turn the glebe, breed to the rural trade. Set him betimes to school; and let him be Instructed there in rules of husbandry, While yet his youth is flexible and green, Nor bad examples of the world has seen. Early begin the stubborn child to break; For his soft neck a supple collar make Of bending osiers; and (with time and care Inured that easy servitude to bear) Thy flattering method on the youth pursue: Joined to his schoolfellow by two and two, Persuade them first to lead an empty wheel, That scarce the dust can raise, or they can feel: In length of time produce the laboring yoke, And shining shares, that make the furrow smoke Ere the...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236679849
  • 9781236679840