Youth's Magazine,  3rd ser. 3 (1830), 183–87.

The Gleaner



Regular Feature—Discourse; Extract

Publications extracted:

Denham and Clapperton 1826


Reading, Exploration, Animal Behaviour, Instinct, Design

    The writer has a habit of recording anecdotes or incidents of particular interest found in books on the back end-paper, and introduces some of these to the reader. One, taken from Denham and Clapperton 1826, concerns the death of a horse. The writer observes: 'it leads us to admire those wonderful instincts with which the great Creator has endowed his irrational creatures, in many instances, so that if they were capable of acting upon mortal principles, we would apply to them nearly the same language which we would use toward a faithful servant' (183).

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