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Natural history, lore and legend (1895)

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    Frederick Edward Hulme
Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. The lion, king of beasts—Unbelievers in him—Aldrovandus on the lion—.The lion of the heralds—The " Blazon of Gentrie " —Guillim as an authority — The lion's medicine—The lion's antipathies—Why some lions are maneless—De Thaun's symbolic lion—Lion's cubs born dead—The theory of Creation held during the Middle Ages—Degenerate lions of Barbary—The Leontophonos—Hostility between lion and unicorn—Literary references to the unicorn— Martin's " Philosophical Grammar "—How to capture the unicorn—The value of the horn—The elephant—Thecapture thereof—Feud between elephant and dragon—Useof elephant in war— Performingelephants—Moon-worshippers—Knowledge of the value of their tusks—The first elephant seen in England—Sagacity of the elephant—Kindliness to lost travellers—Ethiopian huntresses—Difference between the creations of Fancy and of Nature—Elephants cold-blooded —Hippopotamus prescribing himself blood-letting—The river-horse of Munster—The panther—Powers of fascination—Beauty of coat—Fragrance—Red panthers of Cathay —Aromatic spices as diet—Antipathies between various animals — Antipathetic medicines — Porta's " Natural Magick "—The hyaena—Counterfeiting human speech— The wolf—Producing speechlessness—The dragon's parentage — Enmity between wolf and sheep—Value of wolf-skin garments—The stag-wolf—The bear—Licking cubs into shape—Bees and honey—The hare—Cruelty of many mediaeval remedies — The hedgehog — The deer— Stories with morals — The boar—Swine-stone — The ermine—The goat—The malevolent shrew-mouse—The horse — Why oxen should drink before horses — The donkey—The sparrow's aversion—The dog—The cat— Rats and mice. Having in the preceding chapters dealt with some few of the abnormal forms of humanity, we propose now to give some little consideration to the ideas that...   show more
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