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                                       OP    RIRDS         FiSh,          &c.                         11


                &iiimal,        who is so active and                  unsettled            at other

                times,       in this     mothent                           her natural dis
                                                          forgets
                                 and     fixes herself on                 the
                position,                                                       eggs as          long
                as    it   is                        she      submits           to
                                necessary:                                            every re
                straint,        renounces          all                      and        continues
                                                          pleasure,
                sometimes          more        than      twenty           days       inseparable
                from her brood,                and      that with a tenderness                        so

                                        as     makes       her                       the calls of
                extraordinary                                       neglect

                appetite.

                     Nothing êàn             exceed       the patience               of    birds at

               This                     neither         the    demands               of
                       period:                                                             hunger,
                nor     th       near                         of                      can        drive
                                         approach                    danger,
                them        from       the     nest.                       are       often
                                                              They                               very
               fat    at the                            of incubation,                          before
                                  beginning                                          yet
               its end       they are generally wasted                          to   mere         skin

                and     bone;      as we          see
                                                         constantly is               the    case of

               domestic fowls.                 The male,             on his                     shares
                                                                            part,
               and alleviates her fatigue;                     he
                                                                      brings food to his
               faithful mate,            repeats         his journeys without                         in

                termission,        and waits on                her with the collation

                                          in    his bill :          his    services        are ac
               ready prepared
                                   with        the                        behaviour,              and
               companied                                 politest
               if    ever    he    discontinues               his                          it    is   to
                                                                     assiduity,
               entertain         her with         his                           he    acts with
                                                          warbling:
               so much fire and                                and assumes so many
                                alacrity,
                                that    it   is    difficult         to    know            whether
               graces,

               the    painful                                  of the        little mother,
                                       perseverance

                                                        C2                                            or

								
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