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Página 155 - No creature could be more grateful than my patient after his recovery ; a sentiment which he most significantly expressed, by licking my hand, first the back of it, then the palm, then every finger separately, then between all the fingers, as if anxious to leave no part of it unsaluted ; a ceremony which he never performed but once again upon a similar occasion.
Página 155 - Puss grew presently familiar, would leap into my lap, raise himself upon his hinder feet, and bite the hair from my temples. He would suffer me to take him up, and to carry him about in my arms, and has more than once fallen fast asleep upon my knee. He was ill three days, during...
Página 156 - ... repast. I had not long habituated him to this taste of liberty, before he began to be impatient for the return of the time when he might enjoy it. He would invite me to the garden by drumming upon my knee, and by a look of such expression as it was not possible to misinterpret. If this rhetoric did not immediately succeed, he would take the skirt of my coat between his teeth, and pull at it with all his force.
Página 155 - He would suffer me to take him up, and to carry him about in my arms, and has more than once fallen fast asleep upon my knee. He was ill three days, during which time I nursed him, kept him apart from his fellows, that they might not molest him, (for, like many other wild animals, they persecute one of their own species that is sick,) and by constant care, and trying him with a variety of herbs, restored him to perfect health. No creature could be more grateful than my patient after his recovery...
Página 168 - Roger rode forward, and alighting, took up the hare in his arms ; which he soon after delivered up to one of his servants with an order, if she could be kept alive, to let her go in his great orchard ; where it seems he has several of these prisoners of war, who. live together in a very comfortable captivity.
Página 155 - Finding him extremely tractable, I made it my custom to carry him always after breakfast into the garden, where he hid himself generally under the leaves of a cucumber vine, sleeping or chewing the cud till evening; in the leaves also of that vine he found a favourite repast.
Página 167 - I hope you agree with me, that it is a fault in a pack of harriers to go too fast ; for a hare is a little timorous animal, that we cannot help feeling some compassion for, at the very time when we are pursuing her destruction : we should give scope to all her little tricks, nor kill her foully and overmatched.
Página 294 - Game" shall be deemed to include Hares, Pheasants, Partridges, Grouse, Heath or Moor Game, Black Game, and Bustards.
Página 177 - Sports, quotes a case where a brace of hares (the doe being pregnant when shut up) were enclosed in a large walled garden, and proper plants supplied for their sustenance. At the expiration of twelve months the garden was examined and the produce was fifty-seven hares.