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The alteration of scenes, so it be without noise, When I can be profusely fed feeds and relieves the eye, before it be full of the With crumbs of his ambrosial bread. same object.

Bacon.

Cunningham. The Dove. Ode 9. Galen speaketh of the curing of the scirrhus of the Though laden, not encumbered with her spoil; liver by milk of a cow, that feedelh upon certain berbs. Laborious, yet unconscious of her toil;

Id. When copiously supplied, then most enlarged; At his bed's feet feeden his stalled teme, Still to be fed, and not to be surcharged. Cowper. His swine beneath, his pullen ore the beame.

Bp. Hall's Satires.

Till canker taints the vegetable blood, The beast obeys his keeper, and looks up,

Mines round the bark, and feeds upon the wood. Not to his master's, but his feeder's hand.

Darwin. Denham.

FEEJEE, FIDGEE, or Prince William's Islands, What followers, what retinue canst thou gain?

are a group of islands on the South Pacific Or at thy heels the dizzy multitude,

Ocean, the exact number and extent of which Longer than thou canst feed them on thy cost ?

Millon.

are not yet ascertained. They are said to be Plenty hung

situated from about 15° 33' to 19° 15' of S. lat.; Tempting so nigh, to pluck and eat my fill and to about 175° of E. Jong. The missionary I spared not : for such pleasure till that hour ship Duff counted from fifteen to twenty. They At feed or fountain never had I found. Id. are equally fertile as the generality of the islands Upon the roses it would feed

in the South Pacific, and produce the same kinds Until its lips e'en seemed to bleed :

of roots and fruits. Sandal wood is plentiful, And then to me 't would boldly trip,

and attempts have been made to introduce this And print those roses on my lip. Marvell.

valuable tree from hence into Tongataboo, but Some birds feed upon the berries of this vegetable.

Browne.

without success. The inhabitants are a ferocious We meet in Aristotle with one kind of thrush, called race, and greatly dreaded by their neighbours :

being said to be cannibals in the strictest sense the missel thrush, or feeder upon misselto.

Id. Vulgar Errours of the word. Englishmen have seen numerous A fearful deer then looks most about when he comes baskets of human flesh, and many bodies of fallen to the best feed, with a shrugging kind of tremour enemies and slaughtered captives devoured. The through all her principal parts.

Sidney. stature and appearance of the Feejeeans is supeThe brachmans were all of the same race, lived in rior to those of the Friendly Islands, their comfelds and woods, and fed only upon rice, milk, or plexion is darker, and their bair approaches herbs.

Temple. more to a woolly texture. Their arms are neatly He feeds on fruits, which of their own accord,

fashioned, their canoes of better workmanship, The willing grounds and laden trees afford.

and they are more industrious in their habits also

Dryden. Her heart and bowels through her back he drew,

than most of their neighbours. They supply the And fed the hounds that helped him to pursue. Id.

Friendly Islands with the feathers of a red parBut such fine feeders are no guests for me ;

roquet, with vessels of earthenware, stone for Riot agrees not with frugality :

their hatchets, and all their cutting implements. Then, that unfashionable man am I,

It is uncertain what kind of government prevails. With me they'd starve for want of ivory. Id. Some of them have been supposed subject to

The frost will spoil the grass ; for which reason Tongataboo, but this is very doubtful. These take care to feed it close before Winter.

islands were originally discovered by Tasman in Mortimer's Husbandry. the year 1643, who named the more northern The breadth of the bottom of the hopper must be Prince William's Island, and Heemskirk's shoals. half the length of a barleycorn, and near as long as

as

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They were seen by captain Bligh in 1789 and the rollers, that it may not feed them too fast. Id. .

1792 ; and in the year 1794 captain Barber An old worked ox fats as well as a young one, their feed is much cheaper, because they eat no oats.

anchored, in a merchant-ship, at à bay on the I.

western side of the largest island, where he was

western side or God advanced David to the throne that he might attacked by the natives. feed his people, not that he might feed himself; that FEEL', v. n., v. a. & n. s. ) Saxon" felan ; be might do good, not that he might make his family FEEL'ER, n. s.

Belg. voelen; great,

Henry. Psa. lxxviii. 71. FEEL'ING, part. adj. &n.s. Goth. falwa. To A constant smoke rises from the warm springs, that FEEL'INGLY. ado.

have perception feed the many baths with which the island is stocked.

FE'Liden, part. adj. by the touch; to

Addison, How oft from pomp and state did I remove,

explore by feeling: hence to have acute mental To feed despair, and cherish hopeless love?

sensibility; to appear to the touch: as an active

Prior. verb, to perceive by the touch; to try; sound; Boerhaave fed a sparrow with bread four days, in perceive mentally; know: as a substantive, the which time it eat more than its own weight.

sense of feeling: a feeler is one who feels or per

Arbuthnot on Diet. ceives; an instrument of feeling conspicuous in All feed on one vain patron, and enjoy insects : feeling means expressive of acute senThe extensive blessing of his luxury. Pope. sibility ; felt sensibly: as a substantive the sense For on the grassy verdure as he lay,

of touch, power of acting upon sensibility; senAnd breathed the freshness of the early day, sibility; perception. Wickliffe uses the word Devouring dogs the helpless infant tore,

feliden for perceived; apprehended. Ped on his trembling limbs, and lapped the gore.

Id. And thei knewen not this word and it was hid bi. When I've my master's leave to stand fore hem that thei feliden it not, and thei dredden to Cooing upon his friendly hand;

axe him of this word.

Wiclif. Luk ix,

Pope.

They should seek the Lord, if happily they might The well-sung woes shall sooth my pensive ghost ; feel after him, and find him.

Acts. He best can paint them who can feel them most. He hath writ this to feel my affection to your honour.

Shakspeare.

Not youthful kings in battle seized alive, His overthrow heaped happiness upon him ; E'er felt such grief, such terrour and despair. Id. For then, and not till then, he felt himself,

He would not have talked so feelingly of Codrus's And found the blessedness of being little.

bed, if there had been room for a bedfellow in it. Id. Id. Henry VIII.

I had a feeling sense A most poor man made tame to fortune's blows,

Of all your royal favours; but this last Who, by the art of known and feeling sorrows,

Strikes through my heart.

Southerne. Am pregnant to good pity.

Shakspeare.

As we learn what belongs to the body by the eviWrite 'till your ink be dry, and with your tears

dence of sense, so we learn what belongs to the soul Moist it again; and frame some feeling line,

by an inward consciousness, which may be called a That may discover such integrity.

Id.
sort of internal feeling.

Watts.
The apprehension of the good,

He that will not fear, shall feel the wrath of heaven. Gives but the greater feeling to the worse.

Young. Id, Richard II. What is so hateful to a poor man as the purse-proud This hand, whose touch,

arrogance of a rich one ? Let fortune shift the scene, Whose every touch would force the feeler's soul and make the poor man rich, he runs at once into the To the oath of loyalty.

Id. Cymbeline. vice that he declaimed against so feelingly: these are Here feel we but the penalty of Adam,

strange contradictions in the human character. The season's difference; as the icy phang,

Cumberland. And churlish chiding of the Winter's wind,

FEELING is one of the five external senses, by Which when it bites, and blows upon my body, which we obtain the ideas of solidity, hardness, E'en till I shrink with cold, I smile and say, softness, roughness, heat, cold, wetness, dryness, This is no flattery : these are counsellors,

and other tangible qualities. Although this sense That feelingly persuade me what I am.

Shakspeare.

is perhaps the least refined, it is of all others

the most sure, as well as the most universal. The air is so thin, that a bird has therein no feeling

Man sees and hears with small portions of his of his wings, or any resistance of air to mount herself an sees by.

body, but he feels with all. The author of naHe feelingly knew, and had trial of the late good, ture has bestowed that general sensation wherever and of the new purchased evil.

Id. there are nerves, and they are every where found A king that would not feel his crown too heavy for where there is life. If it were otherwise, the him must wear it every day : but if he think it too parts wanting this sense might be destroyed light, he knoweth not of what metal it is made without our knowledge. On this account it

Bacon.

seems wisely provided, that this sensation should Great persons had need to borrow other men's

not require a particular organisation. The opinions to think themselves happy : for if they judge

structure of the nervous papillæ is not absolutely by their own feeling, they cannot find it.

Id.

necessary to it: the lips of a fresh wound, the But why should those be thought to escape, who

periosteum, and the tendons, when uncovered, Those rods of scorpions and those whips of steel !

are extremely sensible without them, though

Creech, they serve to the perfection of feeling, and to Nor did they not perceive the evil plight

diversify sensation. Feeling is, perhaps, the In which they were, or the fierce pains not feel. basis of all other sensations. The object of

Milton. feeling is every body that has consistency or so Why was the sight

lidity enough to move the surface of our skin. To such a tender ball as the eye confined;

To make feeling perfect, it was necessary that the So obvious and so easy to be quenched,

nerves should form small eminences, because And not, as feeling, through all parts diffused,

they are more easily moved by the impression That she might look at will through every pore ?

of bodies than a uniform surface; and it is

Id. Thy wailing words do much my spirits move,

owing to this structure that we are enabled to They uttered are in such a feeling fashion. Sidney.

distinguish not only the size and figure of bodies, The princes might judge that he meant himself. their hardness and softness, but also their heat who spake so feelingly.

Id. and cold. To the blind, feeling is so useful a Blind men say black feels rough, and while feels sensation, that it supplies the office of eyes, and smooth.

Dryden. in a great measure indemnifies them for the want The sense of feeling can give us a notion of exten- of sight. See Blind. sion, shape, and all other ideas that enter at the eye, FEET BEARER, an officer in the courts of the except colours.

Addison's Spectator. ancient Anglo-Saxon and Welsh kings. He was Soon in smart pain he feels the dire mistake, a young gentleman whose duty it was to sit on Lashes the wave, and beats the foamy lake. Gay. the floor, with his back towards the fire, and hold The difference of these tumours will be distinguished

the king's feet in his bosom all the time he sat by the feel.

Sharp's Surgery. Of these tumours one feels flaccid and rumpled;

. at table, to keep them warm and comfortable.the other inore even, Batulent and springy. Sharp. Leges Walli, p. 58. Insects clean their eyes with their forelegs as well

FEHRABAD, or FAHRABAD, a town in the as antenna ; and, as they are perpetually feeling and province of Mazanderan, Persia, situated at the searching before them with their feelers or antenna, I mouth of a river, near the south coast of the am apt to think that besides wiping and cleaning the Caspian. It carries on some trade in rice, salt, eyes, the uses here named may be admitted.

fish, and pottery. Some time ago the population Derham's Physico-Theology. was computed at 16,000 persons, the descendants

feel

principally of Armenians and Georgians. The cipal of which is his Dialogues on the Lives and environs produce sugar, cotton, and silk. It is Works of the most eminent Painters. 126 miles west of Asterabad, and 270 north of FELICITAS, Felicity, or happiness, was Ispahan.

deified by the ancient Pagans. Lucullus built FEIGN, v. a. & o. n. Fr. feindre ; Old a temple to her, and she had another erected by FEIGN'EDLY, adv. Fr. feigner ; Latin, Lepidus. The Greeks worshipped her under FEIGN'ER, n. s.

fingo, to contrive. the name of Macaria. This deity is often reFEIGN'ING,

To invent; ima- presented upon medals, and generally with a Feint, part. adj.&n. s. ) gine; make a show cornucopia in one hand and a caduceus in of; dissemble. As a verb neuter, to relate falsely the other. The inscriptions are, Felicitas or fabulously. Feint, as a substantive, is a false Temporum, Felicitas Augusti, Felicitas Pubappearance; a false assault in fencing.

lica, &c. And thei aspieden and senten aspieris that fay

FELIC'ITATE, 0.a., part. Fr. feliciter, neden him jus:, that thei schulden take him in word Felicita'tion, n. s. [& adj. Lat. felicitatum; and bitaken him to the power of the prince.

FELIC'ItOus, adj.

felicito, to make Wiclif. Luk xx. FELICʻITOUSLY, adv. happy: as an No such things are done as thou sayest, but thou Felic'ity, n. S.

adjective, felifeignedst them out of thine own heart. Neh. vi. 3. citate signifies made happy. Felicitation is, con

Each trembling leaf and whistling wind they hear, gratulation. Felicity, happiness; prosperity; As ghastly bug their hair on end does rear;

bliss. Felicitous and felicitously follow this Yet both do strive their fearfulness to feign.

sense.

Faerie Queene. Set fortunes servauntes by them and ye wull, Both his hands most filthy feculent,

That one is free, that other euer thrall, Above the water were on high extent,

That one content, that other neuer full, And feigned to wash themselves incessantly. Id. That one in suretye, that other like to fall. Therefore the poet

Who lyst to aduise them bothe, perceyue he shall, Did feign that Orpheus drew trees, stones, and foods; As great difference between them as we see, Since nought so stockish, hard, and full of rage, Betwixt wretchednes and felicile. Sir T. More. But music for the time doth change his nature.

The joyous day, dear Lord, with joy begin,

Shakspeare. And grant that we, for whom thou didest die, Such is found to have been falsely and feignedly in Being with thy dear blood clean washed from sin, some of the heathens.

Bacon.

May live for ever in felicity. Spenser's Sonnets.
May her feignings

That I profess
Not take your word in! Ben Jonson.

Myself an enemy to all other joys;
And these three voices differ ; all things done, the

Which the most precious square of sense possesses, doing, and the doer ; the thing feigned, the feigning, And find I am alone felicitate. . and the feigner ; so the poem, the poesy, and the

In your dear highness' love. Shakspeare. Lear. poet.

Felicity, pure and unalloyed felicity, is not a plant Such is the greedinesse of men's natures (in these of earthly growth; her gardens are the skies. Burton. Athenian dayes) of news, that they will rather feigne than want it.

T. Ford, 1647.

Others in virtue placed felicity;

But virtue joined with riches and long life,
No pretences, no privileges, can bear off a sin with
God: men think either to patronise or mitigate evils,

In corporal pleasure he, and careless ease.

Milton. by their feigned reasons. Bp. Hall's Contemplations.

All pious dispositions are fountains of pleasant Abominable, inutterable, and worse

streams, which by their confluence do make up a full Than fables yet have feigned, or fear conceived, sea of felicity.

Barrou. Gorgons, and hydras, and chimeras dire ! Milton.

They might proceed unto forms of speeches, felici. The mind by degrees loses its natural relish of real, tating the good, or depreciating the evil to follow. solid truth, and is reconciled insensibly to any thing

Browne. that can be but dressed up into any feint appearance Some of the fathers went so far, as to esteem the of it.

Locke. love of music a sign of predestination; as a thing diCourtly's letter is but a feint to get off. Spectator. vine, and reserved for the felicities of heaven itself. But, in the breast encamped, prepares

Sir W. Temple. For well-bred feints and future wars. Prior. How great, how glorious a felicity, how adequate Me gentle Delia beckons from the plain, to the desires of a reasonable nature, is revealed to Then hid in shades, eludes her eager swain;

our hopes in the gospel.

Rogers. But feigns a laugh to see me search around, The felicities of our wonderful reign may be comAnd by that laugh the willing fair is found. Pope.

plete.

Atterbury. But charity not feigned intends alone

What a glorious entertainment and pleasure would Another's good—theirs centres in their own.

fill and felicitate his spirit, if he could grasp all in a Cowper. single survey.

Watts.

Other ambition than of crowns in air, FELIBIEN (Andrew), born at Chartres in

And superluminary felicities, 1619, went secretary under the marquis de Fon- Thy bosom warm.' tenay Mareuil, ambassador to the court of Rome, Pound St. Paul's church into atoms, and consider in 1647. On his return, M. Colbert procured any single atom; it is, to be sure, good for nothing : him the places of historiographer to Louis XIV., but put all these atoms together, and you have St. superintendant of his buildings, and of arts Paul's church. So it is with human felicity, which and manufactures in France. He became is made up of many ingredients, each of which may afterwards deputy coinptroller general of the be shown to be very insignificant. Johnson. bridges and dykes, and died in 1695. He wrote FELICUDI, one of the Lipari Islands, the several pieces relating to the fine arts; the prin- ancient Phænicusa. It consists chiefly of a vol-.

Id.

Young.

Canic rock, but has some good corn land, and F. capensis, the Cape tiger, is the nsussi of produces oil, wine, and fruit. Population 650. Labas, who was the first that noticed this species, Long. 14° 21' E., lat. 38° 34 V.

which he describes as of the size of a dog, with FE'LINE, n. s. Lat. felinus. Like a cat; a coat as much striped and varied as that of a pertaining to a cat.

tiger. Is appearance bespeaks cruelty, and its Even as in the beaver; from which he diters pris eyes fierceness; but it is cowardly, and gets its cipally in his teeth, which are canine, and in his tail, prer oals bv cupping and insidious arts. It is which is feline, or a long taper.

Grete found in all parts of Africa, from Congo to the FELIPE (SL), or St. Philip de Xatira, a Cape of Good Hope. When Dr. Forster town of Spain, in the province of Valencia, touched the second time at the Cape of Good situated on the declivity of a mountain. It has Hope, in 1775, an animal of this species was an old castle built on a rock, containing several otiered him to purchase ; but he refused to buy Roman and Moorish remains. The Roman it because it had a broken leg. It was very name of this place was Setabis, changed by the gentle and tame. It was brought in a basket to Moors to Sativa. In 1706 it was taken by his apartment, where he kept it above twentyassault and burned; king Philip, on ordering it four bours, which gave him the opportunity of to be rebuilt, gave it the name of San Felipe describing it more accurately than had hitherto The adjacent country is producure in rice. been done, and of observing its manners and Twenty-nine miles S.S.W.oi Talencia Popu- economy. These he found to be perfectly analolation 10.000.

sous to those of our domestic cats. It ate fresh FELIPE, Sas, a city of Venezuela, South raw meat, and, after it had been several times America, was, a century ago, only a vilice, fed by our author, followed him like a tame 13known by the name of Cocorota. A great forte cat. I liked to be stroked and caressed; number, however, of Canarians, and natives of it pure and rubbed its head and back against the neighbouring districts, attracted by the fer- the person's clothes who fed it. It had been ulity of its soil, having settled there, the company taken when quite young in the woods, and was of Guipuzcoa, sume time before its dissolution, not abore eizbt or nine months old; but had established stores for the purpose of trading already very nearly, if not quite, attained its full with the interior. From that time this place growth. The doctor was told that the tiger-cats gained a new aspect; handsome houses, and live in mountainous and woody tracts; and that streets resularly built, took the place of huts in their wild stare they are very great destrovers huddled together without order. It stands in of bares, rabbits, jerboas young antelope, lat. 10° 15 N., fifty lea ues west of Caraccas, lamblins, and of all the feathered tribe. fifteen north-west of Palencia, and seren north- F. catus, the common cat. Of this species west of Virzua. The Deighbourinz district is there are many varieties. Mr. Kerr describes watered by the rivers Yarani and Iroa, and by nine. numerous rivulets. Copper mines exist also F. catus Ansorensis, the Angora cat, with there. The city is regularly built; the streets hair of a silver whiteness and silky texture. are in a line and broad; and the parish church and very long especialls about the neck, where is handsome and well maintained. The inhabi. it forms a tige ruit. It is a large variety; found tants, who amount to Dearly 7000, are reçuted about 10 ra, the same country which produces laburious and industrious. They have only the fine-baired goat. It degenerates after the priests, and no monks or miraculous imzes first sentraton in our climate. A variety of amon: them. The atmosphere is bot and more, this kind, with pendant ears, is found in China, and the town consequently Dot very healthy of which the Chinese are very fond, ornament

FELIS, Lai. fers, the cat, in zoology, a genus in, their necks with silver collars. or quadrupeds, belonging to the order oftere. F. catus domesticus, the domestie, or tame The characters, according to Gmelin and herr, cat, is of a smaller sue, and has the hair shorter are these: sir cutting teeth, ail equal : Tinders and thicker than the wild cats. Although wben bree: the tonzte beset with rough papillæ, young ther are plastul and gav, they possess which point bacivards: the feet are prorried a perverse disposition, wh.ch increases as they with sharp hooked claws, which are lodged in a STCW ur, and which education teaches them to sheath, and mar be extended or drawn in at cruceal but never to subdue. Constantly beat pieasure: the head is mostiv roued, and the vieze urco theft and rapine, though in a domestic short. All the animals of this zerus, though ie- sale, ther are full of cunning and dissimulation; rocious, are temperate; very 27le in climbing they conceal all their desins, and seize every trees ; aliaht on their feet, when talling from a opportunity of straling. They love ease, and be:cht; and seize ther pres ts surprise. Toe Search for the settent and warmest places to females brinz a considerabie Dumber at a birth, repose in. The cat is extremely amorous; and and have all eicht paps. This terus compre- the female is there anient than the male. The bends tsentretiebt species. Mr. Pendant has female Des with yourz fir-five or fifty-fight arranced it in two subdivisions, viz. 1. thrise dars, and generally produces from three to sit haring long tails and plain ears; and, 2. these kittens at a litter, which are blindi for nine days with short t2:and ears pencilled at the tips. She takes care to conceal them, and, when she is The laitez comprebends nide difereat species of apprebecsle of a discovery, she takes them up lyses, and the former nineteen species, consists in her mouth coe by one, and hides them in boles

z of the lurs, tu sers. panthers. leopards, cats, or inaccessible places. When she has oured asd all the rest of the genus. This arrangement a few weeks sbe brings them mice, small birds, 15 adcpted by her.

&c., to teach them to eat flesh. The cat is DC2

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pable of restraint, and consequently of being general color is a yellowish-white, or yellowisheducated to any extent. However, we are told brown and whitish, mixed with deep gray or that the Greeks in the island of Cyprus trained blackish stripes. These colors though they apthis animal to catch and devour serpents, with pear at first sight confusedly blended together, which that island was greatly infested. He has yet on a close inspection are found to be disno delicacy of scent, like the dog; he hunts only posed like the streaks on the skin of the tiger, by the eye: neither does he properly pursue, but pointing from the back downwards, rising from rather lies in wait, and attacks animals by sur- a black list that runs from the head along the prise; and, after he has caught them, sports with middle of the back to the tail, while those on and torments them a long time. The eye of the the sides are perpendicular or spiral. This cat differs greatly from that of most other ani- animal, with us, may be called the British tiger. mals; the pupil being capable of a great degree It is the fiercest and most destructive beast we of contraction and dilatation. It is narrow and have; making dreadful havoc among our poulcontracted like a line during the day, round and try, lambs, and kids. It inhabits the most mounwide in the dark. It is from this conformation tainous and woody parts of these islands, living of the eye that the cat sees best in the night, mostly in trees, and feeding only by night. They which gives him a great advantage in discovering are taken either in traps or by shooting : in the and seizing his prey. Cats have a natural an- latter case, it is very dangerous only to wound tipathy to cold and wetness. They likewise hate them, for they will attack the person who injured bad smells ; but they are fond of certain aro- them; and have strength enough to be no desmatics, and particularly of catmint, and vale- picable enemy. Wild cats were formerly reckrian. Cats take about eighteen months be- oned among the beasts of chase, as appears by fore they come to full growth; but they are ca- the charter of Richard II. to the abbot of Peter-, pable of propagation in twelve months, and borough, giving him leave to hunt the hare, fox, retain this faculty all their life, which generally and wild cat. The fur was used for the lining extends to nine or ten years. They eat slowly, of robes; but it was esteemed not of the most and are peculiarly fond of fish. They drink luxurious kind; for it was ordained, that no frequently; their sleep is light. They walk abbess or nun should use more costly apparel softly, and without making any noise. As their than such as is made of lambs' or cats' skins.' hair is always dry, it easily gives out an electrical This animal is now become very scarce in Brifire, which becomes visible when rubbed in the tain ; one was killed some years ago in Cumberdark. Their eyes likew.se sparkle in the dark land, and another in Warwickshire. They are like diamonds. The cat, when pleased, purrs, more frequently found in the North of Scotland, and moves its tail : when angry, it spits, hisses, and are still common in the Hebrides. This and strikes with its foot. It washes its face with species is the stock or origin of the domestic its fore paws before rain, and stretches itself, &c., cat in all its varieties. It inhabits the woods of at the approach of a storm. These peculiarities most parts of Europe, but is not found in the are probably owing to its abounding with the vast woods of Russia or Siberia. It dwells electric fluid. It always lights on its feet, and with the common lynx in all the wooded parts is proverbially tenacious of life. Our ancestors of the mountains of Caucasus and their neighseem to have had a high sense of the utility of bourhood; and is most destructive to lambs, this animal. Hoel Dda, or Howel the Good, kids, fawns, and all sorts of feathered game. among his laws relating to the prices, &c., of F. concolor, the puma, the couguar of Buffon, animals, includes that of the cat; and describes has a very small head, ears a little pointed, and the qualities it ought to have. The price of a eyes large. According to some zoologists, the kitten before it could see was to be a penny; till back, neck, rump, and sides, are of a pale brownit caught a mouse, two-pence; when it com- ish red, mixed with dusky hairs; the breast, menced mouser, four-pence. It was required belly, and inside of the legs, cinereous: but besides, that it should be perfect in its senses of Gmelin and Kerr say, 'the fur is of a uniform hearing and seeing, be a good mouser, have the lively red color, tinged with black, having no claws whole, and be a good nurse; but if it spots. The tail is dusky and ferruginous, the failed in any of these qualities, the seller was tip black; and the teeth are of a vast size. It is to forfeit to the buyer the third part of its value. as big as a large wolf, being long bodied, and If any one stole or killed the cat that guarded high on its legs; the length from nose to tail the prince's granary, he was to forfeit à milch five feet three inches; that of the tail two feet ewe, its fleece, and lamb; or as much wheat as, 'eight. This animal inhabits the continent of when poured on the cat suspended by its tail, America, from Canada to Brasil: in South the head touching the floor, would form a heap America it is called Puma, and by Europeans is high enough to cover the tip of the former.- mistaken for the lion. It is the scourge of the Leges Wallica, p. 247, 248.

colonies of the hotter parts of America, being F. catus ferus, the wild cat, is three or four fierce and ravenous in the highest degree. It times as large as the house cat; the head larger, swims over the broad rivers; attacks the cattle and the face fatter. The teeth and claws are in the very enclosures; and, when pressed with tremendous : its muscles very strong, as being hunger, spares not even mankind. In North formed for rapine : the tail is long and very America their fury seems to be subdued by the thick, marked with alternate bars of black or rigor of the climate; and the smallest cur, in brown, and white, the end always black; the company with its master, makes them seek for hips and hind part of the lower joints of the leg security, by running up trees. When they lie are black; the fur is very soft and fine. The in wait for the moose, or other deer, they lie

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