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" When a conflagration takes place, a supernatural impulse seizes on the cats. For the Egyptians, standing at a distance, take care of the cats, and neglect to put out the fire ; but the cats, making their escape, and leaping over the men, throw themselves... "
Herodotus: A New and Literal Version from the Text of Baehr ; with a ... - Page 122
by Herodotus, Henry Cary - 1848 - 613 pages
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The History of Herodotus, literally tr. by a graduate of the ..., Volume 1

Herodotus - 1824
...and being very desirous of more, begins again to follow the male; for this creature is exceedingly fond of its young. When a conflagration takes place, a supernatural" impulse seizes on the cats. For though the Egyptians standing at a distance neglect the progress of the flames, and take much greater...
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The Christian world magazine (and family visitor)., Volume 9

1873
...habits of the cat, he writes as follows : — " When a fire takes place, a supernatural impulse seizes the cats. For the Egyptians, standing at a distance, take care of the cats, and neglect to quench the fire : but the cats make their escape, and, leaping over the men, cast themselves into the...
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Bible Animals: Being a Description of Every Living Creature Mentioned in the ...

John George Wood - 1869 - 652 pages
...habits of the Cat, and writes -as follows : " When a fire takes place, a supernatural impulse seizes the cats. For the Egyptians, standing at a distance, take care of the cats and neglect to quench the fire ; but the cats make their escape, and leaping over the men, cast themselves into the...
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Herodotus

Herodotus - 1879
...kill one of these beasts, if wilfully, death is the punishment ; if by accident, he pays such fine as the priests choose to impose. But whoever kills...themselves into the fire ; and when this happens great lament•JOsxa are made among the Egyptians. In whatever house a at dies of a natural «^eath, all...
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Herodotus: Literally Translated from the Text of Baehr : with a Geographical ...

Herodotus, Henry Cary - 1885 - 613 pages
...impose. But whoever kills an ibis or a hawk, whether wilfully or by accident, must necessarily be put tp death. 66. Although the domesticated animals are many,...Egyptians. In whatever house a cat dies of a natural Heath, all the family shave their eyebrows only ; but if a dog die, they shave the whole body and the...
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Domestic Animals of the Bible: From "Bible Animals"

John George Wood - 1887 - 256 pages
...habits of the Cat, and writes as follows : " When a fire takes place, a supernatural impulse seizes the cats. For the Egyptians, standing at a distance, take care of the cats and neglect to quench the fire ; but the cats make their escape, and leaping over the men, cast themselves into the...
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Our Animal Friends: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 20

1893
...occurrence about twenty-two centuries ago. " When a conflagration takes place, a supernatural impulse seizes the cats. For the Egyptians, standing at a distance,...this happens great lamentations are made among the people." Î î Î 1893 FEBRUARY A LESSON FROM THE SPIDER BY JOHN A. CLARK [FOR OUR ANIMAL FRIENDS.]...
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Heredity and Human Progress

W. Duncan McKim - 1900 - 283 pages
...Egyptians,—whose reverence for animal life was a national worship,—Herodotus mentions the following: " When a conflagration takes place, a supernatural impulse...great lamentations are made among the Egyptians." 1 Very similar are the procedures of our sentimental philanthropists and the ensuing result. Instead...
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