A Treatise on Sheep: Addressed to the Flock-masters of Australia, Tasmania, and Southern Africa : Showing the Means by which the Wool of These Colonies May be Improved : And, Suggesting Ideas for the Introduction of Other Lanigerous Animals, Suited to the Climate and Calculated to Add to Their Agricultural Resources


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Seite 38 - Who is David ? and who is the son of Jesse ? there be many servants now-a-days that break away every man from his master. Shall I then take my bread and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men whom I know not whence they be ? So David's young men turned their way, and went again, and came and told him all those sayings.
Seite 28 - Th' innumerous ills, that rush around his life : Mark the quick kite, with beak and talons prone, Circling the skies to snatch him from the plain ; Observe the lurking crows ; beware the brake, There the sly fox the careless minute waits ; Nor trust thy neighbour's dog, nor earth, nor sky ; Thy bosom to a thousand cares divide.
Seite 81 - And it came to pass, when Joseph was come unto his brethren, that they stript Joseph out of his coat, his coat of many colours that was on him ; and they took him, and cast him into a pit : and the pit was empty, there was no water in it. And they sat down to eat bread : and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.
Seite 28 - O'er her weak twins with empty udder mourns, Or fails to guard, when the bold bird of prey Alights, and hops in many turns around, And tires her also turning : to her aid Be nimble, and the weakest, in thine arms, Gently convey to the warm cote, and oft, Between the lark's note and the nightingale's, His hungry bleating...
Seite 22 - Not less so is the good understanding subsisting between the sheep and the dogs. The celerity with which the shepherds of the Pyrenees draw their scattered flocks around them is not more astonishing than the process by which they effect it is simple and beautiful. If they are at no great distance from him he whistles...
Seite 38 - And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baal-hazor, which is beside Ephraim : and Absalom invited all the king's sons. 24 And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold now, thy servant hath sheepshearers ; let the king, I beseech thee, and his servants go with thy servant.
Seite 46 - Press to the tortur'd skin, and flesh, and bone, In littleness and number dreadful foes. Long rains in miry winter cause the halt ; Rainy luxuriant summers rot your flock ; And all excess, ev'n of salubrious food, As sure destroys, as famine or the wolf.
Seite 90 - Is. s y., and the finest picked wool of the same growth is fetching fourteen piastres per oke.' A curious statement made to us at Angora was, that only the white goats which have horns, wear their fleece in the long curly locks that are so much admired; those which are not horned, having a comparatively close coat.
Seite 58 - ... for cattle stations than this, can scarcely be imagined. In the western portion small rivers radiate from the Grampians, an elevated and isolated mass, presenting no impediment to a free communication through the fine country around its base. Hence that enormous labour necessary in order to obtain access to some parts, and for crossing continuous ranges to reach others, by passes like those so essential to the prosperity of the present colony, might be in a great degree dispensed with in that...
Seite 59 - ... of towns, &c. &c. The growth of a colony there might be trained according to one general system, with a view to various combinations of soil and climate, and not left to chance, as in old countries - or, which would perhaps be worse, to the partial or narrow views of the first settlers. The plan of a whole state might be arranged there like that of an edifice, before the foundation is laid, and a solid foundation seems necessary where a large superstructure is likely to be built.

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