Memoirs of Literature, Volume 3

R. Knaplock, 1722

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Page 324 - For in the hand of the LORD there is a cup, and the wine is red ; it is full of mixture; and he poureth out of the same: but the dregs thereof, all the wicked of the earth shall wring them out, and drink them.
Page 210 - I took care to cover the two ants' nests that were troubled with the rain. As for the capital nest, there was no need of exercising my charity towards it. ' M. de la Loubere says in his relation of Siam, that in a certain part of that kingdom, which lies open to great inundations, all the ants make their settlements upon trees. No ants' nests are to be seen any where else.
Page 204 - Ants knew some days after that they had nothing to fear, and began to lay out their corn in the sun. However, I...
Page 207 - What appeared to me wonderful was, that none of them came home without bringing something: one brought a grain of wheat, another a grain of rye or oats, or a particle of dry earth, if she could get nothing else. ' The window, upon which those ants had made their settlement, looked into a garden, and was two stories high.
Page 208 - I leave it to you to judge, whether it may not be said, that they have a particular way of communicating their knowledge to one another; for otherwise how could they know, one or two hours after, that there was corn in that place? It was quickly exhausted; and I put in. more, but in a...
Page 205 - The corn that is laid up by ants, would shoot under ground, if those insects did not take care to prevent it. They bite off all the buds before they lay it up ; and, therefore, the corn that has lain in their nests will produce nothing.
Page 207 - ... for an ant, and as much as she can bear. The bringing of that grain from the middle of the garden to the nest took up four hours ; whereby one may judge of the strength and prodigious labour of those little animals. It appears from thence, that an ant works as hard as a...
Page 209 - ... and do not come out until the rain is over. The ants of the principal nest found out a wonderful expedient to keep out the rain: there was a small piece of...
Page 203 - In a room next to mine, which had been empty for a long time, there was upon a window a box full of earth, two feet deep, and fit to keep flowers in. That kind of parterre had been long uncultivated ; and therefore it was covered with old plaster, and a great deal of rubbish that fell from the top of the house...
Page 203 - ... attempt to change the form of their government. ' I made it my business to procure them all sorts of conveniences.

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