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APES.

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Of all animals, these bear the nearest resemblance to the human form. They walk erect on the hinder legs, and use the fore-legs like arms; the paw is divided much in the same manner as human fingers; the feet also bear a near resemblance, except that the toes are longer. There are several species. Those properly called apes, are without tails, have fleshy posteriors, and calves to their legs. Those with short tails are called baboons, and those with long tails, monkeys. There is also a considerable difference in the form of the head and face, some kinds having a long head, like that of a dog; others, a round broad head, and flat nose; there is, however, in all, a general resemblance to the features of a human countenance. The females have paps, and when suckling their offspring, (of which they bring forth but one at a time, they hold it in the same attitude, and present the breast in the same manner as a human nurse to her infant. Some apes have a pouch on each side of the jaw, in which they secrete whatever they would keep. They commonly live on the tops of trees, and leap from branch to branch with dexterity. They are mischievous and frolicsome, but not sanguinary. The whole tribe discovers a remarkable propensity to imitate whatever they see done by human beings; hence a habit of mimicry, or an impertinent imitation of superiors in dress and habits, is commonly denominated aping."

In idolatrous Egypt, the ape was an object of worship, and continues to be so to the present day, in many parts of India. Maffeus describes a magnificent temple of the ape, little inferior to the Pantheon at Rome.

When the Portuguese, in 1554, pillaged Ceylon, they found, in a magnificent temple, a small box full of gold and jewels, with an ape's tooth, which the kings of the country, who worshipped it, were desirous of redeeming, even at an immense price; this however, was very properly prevented by the bishop, who caused the tooth to be burned, and the ashes thrown into the sea. The inhabitants of Goa superstitious; they

ld not on any account kill either an ape or a serpent, which they believe to be the residences of spirits created by God, to inflict on mankind punishment for their sins. They are mentioned in scripture as among the curiosities of foreign merchandise imported by Solomon, (see 1 Kings x. 22. 2 Chron. ix. 21.) for what pur. pose it is not easy to conjecture. We may, however, hope that, if for mere curiosity, it was of a laudable kind, and that Solomon sought acquaintance with creatures of various kinds, with a view to investigate and admire the works of the great Creator, who “in wisdom made them all.”

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549 Dog

...... 600

ADAMANT 643, Birds,harmless.. 281|Cypress

614
Adder or Asp
353 Bitamen.......
646 |DARNEL ......

556
Agate
643 Bitter herbs 512 Date..

594
Alabaster
644 Boar..........

35 Diamond

649
Algum

623 Box-free 624 Dromedarg 86
Almood-tree....
558 Bramble

162
Aloes
532 Brier

548 Domestic fowls.. 321
Amaranthus 641 Brimstone

647 Doves

383
Amber ... 6-15 Bulrush

488 EAGLES

214
Amethyst 645 CALAMUS. 492 Ebony

626
Amianthus
..... 644 Camel

71 Elephant

177
Animals, ferocious, 7 Campbire. 534 Emerald

650
domesticated .. 71 Cane.....

492 Fitches

496
wild but harmless 38 Carbuncle, 647 Fig-tree
of uncertain clas- Cassia

630 Fir-tree 624 Fish 325
ses..........

177 Caterpillar 413 Fitches or Vetehes 496
Anise

506 Cedar

.........610 Flag 493. . Flax .517
Antelope
61 Cerastes

354 Flea 452..Fly.. 437
Ant...
441 Chalcedony

.... 647 Flint 651..Fox.. 28
Antimony 645 Chamois

63 Frankincense

631
Apple-tree 560|Chesnut-tree 560 Frog....

388
Apes 663. . Ash . 623 Chrysolite 647 GARLIC

497
Asbkoko....... 65 Chrysoprasus

648 Gier Eagle 232
Asp 353. . Ass.. 104 Cinnamon,. 629 Glede 233..Gnat 411
wild

38 Citron-tree 561 Goat 157..Gold . 633
BADGER. 69 Clay ...

618 Gourd 502. Grass 454
Balm or Balsam , 615 Cloth-moth 417 Grasshopper ....411
Barley

477 Coal ...... 649 HARE 65..Hart 46
Bat..

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279 Cockatrice 354 Hawk 265. Hazel 559
Bay-tree 623 Cockle 551 Coney 65 Heath

557
Bdellinm 646 Copper & Brass.637|Hemlock

558
Beasts of prey

8|Coral 649.Crane .281 Herbaceous plants496
Beans.
495 Crocodile
196 Hornet ..

387
Bear 23. . Bee.. 423 Crystal , 649 Heron 279..Hog 168
Beetle

413 Coriander.. 507 Horseleach. ...387
Bebemoth 194| Cuckoo

279 Horse 88 Husks 512
Beryl

616 Cucumber 498 Hyssop........ 508
Birds of prey... 214 Cummin.... 506 Teex, 56. .lron 010

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JACINTA

650 Ochre
Jasper

650 Olive-tree
Jerboa or Mouse 208 Onagar
Juniper.

527 Onions
KITE

233 Onyx
LEAD

641 Ostrich
Leeks

497 Osprey
Leptiles

495 Ossifrage
Leopard

17 Owl
Leviathan. 196 Ox....
Lice ....

452 PALM-TREE
Lign Aloes ....618 Partridge.
Ligneous-shrubs 558 Peacock
Lily

526 Pearls
Lion

8 Pelican..
Locust

396 Pine-tree
MALLOWS 514 Pitch
Manna

515 fomegranale
Mandrakes 500 Poplar

651 Pulse
Melon

498 Pygarg.
Metals

633 QUAIL
Millet

481 Raven.
Mint

507 Reeds......
Mole 210.. Moth 413 Reptiles
Mouse

........ 208 Rose..
Mulberry-tree .. 564 Ruby
Mule

123 Rye
Mustard

509 SAFFRON
Myrtle

530 Salt
Myrrh

632 Sand
NAJA

355 Sapphire
Nettles

551 Sardius.
Nigella

496 Sardonyx
Nitre

651 Scorpion
Nots.

Marble ......

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........ 196

559 Serpents
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620 Shaphan

652 Sheep

143
578 Shittah-tree 629
38 Shrubs

558
497 Silver

633
652 Snails

392
237 Soap...

660
234 Sparrows 304
234 Spiders.. 448
267 Spikenard, 536
125 Steel 641..Stork 271
593 Sulphur, ....... 660
309 Swallows

296
317 Sycamore 607
653 TARES
269 Teil-tree

... 622
625 Thorns & Thistles 540
554 Thyine wood....631
562 Tin 642... Topaz 660
623 UNICORN

188
493 VEGETABLES

453
64 Vermilion......660
311 Vermin.....

208
250 VetchesorFitcbes 496
482 Vine

565
383 Viper

354
524 Vulture.
654 WEASEL

210
480 Weeds

470
536 Wbales ....

340
655 Wheat

470
659 Wild-boar 35
ibid Wild grapes.

551
.660 Wild-ox

64
ibid Willow..

626
383 Wolf

21
348 Worm

393
65 Wormwood 554

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LIST OF ENGRAVINGS.

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Lion,.......

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Page. Vignette Title (Isa. ch. 11.) 1 The Ox, ..

125 Adam naming the Creatures, 3 Cow, and Bull,..

8 Manner of Threshing in the Lioness, 11 East (p. 468.)

133 Leopard,

17 Eastern Chariot, Wolf, 21 Sheep,

143 Bear,

23 Common Goat, and Syrian Greenland Bear,

24 Goat,.... ...... 157 Fox,

28 Greyhound and Terrier,... 162 Jackal, 30 Newfoundland Dog,..

163 Wild Boar, 35 Swine,

169 Onagar, or Wild Ass, 38 Elephant,

177 Red and Fallow Deer,. 47 Reem,

188 Elk, 49 | Rhinoceros,

189 Rein Deer, .

51 | Hippopotamus,or Bebemoth, 194 Ibex, or Rock Goat, 56 Crocodile, and Scaly Lizard, 197 Roebuck, and Antelope, 61 Ichneumon,

204 Camelopard, or Chamois, . 63 | Mice, and Mole,

208 Wild Ox, 64 Eagle

214 Hare, and Weasel (p. 210.) 65

Valture,

229 Rabbits, 66 Ostrich,..

237 Badger, 69 The Raven,

250 Camel, and Dromedary, 71 Hawk, and Owl,

265 Camel's Furniture, 73 | Pelican,...

269 Do. Do.,... 74 The Stork,

271 Arabian Horse, 90 The Heron,

279 Male (p. 123.) and Ass, . 105 Bats,..

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