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" ... man to tread on the surface of the earth, the eagle to soar in the expanse of the skies, and the monkey and squirrel to inhabit the trees: still these may change their relative situations without feeling much inconvenience: but the sloth is doomed... "
Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Page 236
1833
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Wanderings in South America, the North-west of the United States, and the ...

Charles Waterton - America - 1825 - 326 pages
...together, and often, with a low and inward cry, would seem to invite me to take notice of him. The Sloth, in its wild state, spends its whole life in the trees, and never leaves them but throiigh force, or by accident. An all-ruling Providence has ordered man to tread on the surface of...
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The London Magazine, Volume 4

1826
...life in the trees ; and what is more extraordinary, not upon the branches, like the squirrel and the monkey, but under them. He moves suspended from the branch, he rests suspended from it, and he sleeps suspended from it. To enable him to do this, he must have a very different formation...
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A Natural History of the Globe: Of Man, of Beasts, Birds, Fishes ..., Volume 2

Georges Louis Leclerc comte de Buffon - Natural history - 1831
...without feeling much inconvenience ; but the Sloth is doomed to spend his whole life in the trees ; and, what is more extraordinary, not upon the branches, like the squirrel and the monkey, but under them. He moves suspended from the branch, he rests suspended from it, and he...
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A System of Natural History: Containing Scientific and Popular Descriptions ...

Birds - 1834 - 684 pages
...together, and often, with a low and inward cry, would seem to invite me to take notice of him. " The sloth, in its wild state, spends its whole life in the trees,...and never leaves them but through force or accident. An all-ruling Providence has ordained man to tread on the surface of the earth, the eagle to soar in...
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The Family Magazine, Or, General Abstract of Useful Knowledge, Volume 2

1835
...and often, with a low and inward cry, would seem to invite me to take notice of him. '•' The Sloth, in its wild state, spends its -whole life in the trees,...and never leaves them but through force or accident. An all-ruling Providence has ordained man to tread on the surface of the earth, the eagle to soar in...
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Family Magazine: Or Monthly Abstract of General Knowledge, Volume 2

1835
...and often, i with a lov,- and inward cry, would seem to invite me to take notice of him. " The Sloth, in its wild state, spends its whole life in the trees, and never leaves tliem but through force or accident. An all-ruling Providence has ordained man to tread on the surface...
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Facts Not Fables

Charles Williams - 1835 - 230 pages
...without feeling much inconvenience : but the sloth is doomed to spend his whole life in the trees ; and what is more extraordinary, not upon the branches, like the •squirrel and the monkey, nor does he hang head downward, like the vampire, but under the brandies. When asleep,...
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A Pictorial Geography of the World: Comprising a System of Universal ...

Samuel Griswold Goodrich - Geography - 1841 - 1008 pages
...the branches of the trees, that it is very difficult to make him out when he is at rest. The Sloth, in its wild state, spends its whole life in the trees,...force or accident ; and what is more extraordinary, he lives not upon the branches, but suspended tinder them. His formation prevents him from moving without...
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Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 2

Half hours - 1847
...without feeling much inconvenience : but the Sloth is doomed to spend his whole life in the trees ; and, what is more extraordinary, not upon the branches, like the squirrel and the monkey, but under them. He moves suspended from the branch, he rests suspended from it, and he...
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Facts from the World of Nature, Animate and Inanimate

Mrs. Loudon (Jane), Jane Loudon - Natural history - 1848 - 390 pages
...to take notice of him." " The sloth, in his wild state, is doomed to spend his whole life in trees, and, what is more extraordinary, not upon the branches, like the squirrel and the monkey, but under, them. He moves suspended from the branch; he rests suspended from it, and he...
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