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Notes and Queries

Number 33, June 15, 1850

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1850
Language: English
Wordcount: 14,956 / 53 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 599
Added to site: 2008.07.25 21590
Genre: Periodical

m>, P. ii., lib. v., c. 15, 16.) identifies the "behemoth" of Job (c. 40.) with the hippopotamus, and the "leviathan" with the crocodile. This view seems to be generally adopted by modern commentators. (See Winer, Bibl. Real-Wörterbuch, art. "Nilpferd.")

A Historia Hippopotami veterum Critica, by J. G. Schneider, is appended to his edition of Artedi Synonymia Piscium, p. 247.

The accounts of the hippopotamus since the revival of letters, beginning with that published by Federigo Zerenghi, a Neapolitan surgeon, in 1603 (see Buffon), appear to have been all derived from dead specimens, or from the reports of travellers in Africa. Query, Has there been a live hippopotamus in Europe since the reign of Commodus, with the exception of the young animal now in the Zoological Gardens in the Regent's Park?


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Folk Lore of South Northamptonshire.

Charming.--There are few villages in this district which



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