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" How astonishing are the freaks and fancies of nature ! To what purpose, we say, is a bird placed in the woods of Cayenne, with a bill a yard long, making a noise like a puppy-dog, and laying eggs in hollow trees? "
The Andes and the Amazon: Or, Across the Continent of South America - Pagina 304
door James Orton - 1870 - 356 pagina’s
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The Christian Remembrancer, Volume 30

1855
...puppy-dog, and lays his eggs in hollow trees. How astonishing are the freaks and fancies of nature ! To what purpose, we say, is a bird placed in the woods...a puppy-dog, and laying eggs in hollow trees ? The toucans, to Lo sure, might retort: — To what purpose were certain gentlemen in Bond-street created?...
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The Works of Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith - 1844 - 333 pagina’s
...puppy dog, and lays his eggs hi hollow trees. How astonishing are the freaks and fancies of nature ! To what purpose, we say, is a bird placed in the woods...Cayenne, with a bill a yard long, making a noise like a puppy dog, and laying eggs in hollow trees ? The toucaus, to be sure, might retort, to what purpose...
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The Works of the Rev. Sydney Smith, Volume 2

Sydney Smith - 1844
...trees. How astonishing are the freaks and fancies of nature ! To what purpose, we say, is a bird planed in the woods of Cayenne, with a bill a yard long, making a noise like a puppy dog, and laying eggs in hollow trees? The toucans, to be sure, might retort, to what purpose...
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The Works of Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith - 1844 - 333 pagina’s
...astonishing are the freaks and fancies of nature ! To what purpose, we say, is a bird placed in th-: woods of Cayenne, with a bill a yard long, making a noise like a puppy dog, and laying eggs in hollow trees ? The toucans, to be sure, might retort, to what purpose...
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Essays

Sydney Smith - 1847
...puppy dog, and lays his eggs in hollow trees, llow astonishing are the freaks and fancies of nature ! To what purpose, we say, is a bird placed in the woods...Cayenne with a bill a yard long, making a noise like a puppy dog, and laying eggs in hollow trees ? The Toucans, to be sure, might retort, to what purpose...
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The Works of the Rev. Sydney Smith, Volume 2

Sydney Smith - 1848
...puppy dog, and lays his eggs in hollow trees. How astonishing are the freaks and fancies of nature ! To what purpose, we say, is a bird placed in the woods...Cayenne, with a bill a yard long, making a noise like a puppy dog, and laying eggs in hollow trees? The toucans, to be sure, might retort, to what purpose...
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The Modern British Essayists: Smith, Sydney. Works

1852
...puppy dog, and lays his eggs in hollow trees. How astonishing are the freaks and fancies of nature! To what purpose, we say, is a bird placed in the woods...Cayenne, with a bill a yard long, making a noise like a puppy dog, and laying eggs in hollow trees The toucans, to be sure, might retort, to what purpose...
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Wit and Wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith - 1856 - 458 pagina’s
...puppy-dog, and lays his eggs in hollow trees. How astonishing are the freaks and fancies of nature ! To what purpose, we say, is a bird placed in the woods...a puppy-dog, and laying eggs in hollow trees? The toucans, to be sure, might retort, to what purpose were gentlemen in Bond street created ? To what...
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The Cornhill Magazine

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - 1878
...from a review of Waterton's Wanderings : — How astonishing are the freaks and fancies of nature ! To what purpose, we say, is a bird placed in the woods...like a puppy-dog, and laying eggs in hollow trees ? To be sure the toucan might retort, To what purpose were gentlemen in Bond Street created? To what...
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The Cornhill Magazine

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - 1878
...from a review of Waterton's Wanderings : — How astonishing are tho freaks and fancies of nature ! To what purpose, we say, is a. bird placed in the...woods of Cayenne, with a bill a yard long, making a noiso like a puppy-dog, and laying eggs in hollow trees ? To be sure tho toucan might retort, To what...
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