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" I proposed making the experiment upon these ; they were therefore exposed to the sun upon a sieve, which had been employed to strain them out of the wine. In less than three hours, two of them began by degrees to recover life. They commenced by some convulsive... "
Animal biography, or, Popular zoology - Page 191
by William Bingley - 1829
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 3

William Bingley - 1803
...three hours two of them began by degrees to have life. They commenced this by some convulsive motions in the thighs ; and at length they raised themselves...their legs, wiped their eyes with their fore-feet, and very soon afterwards flew away. THE COMMON FLESH-PLY*. This insect is in appearance much allied to...
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Kirby's Wonderful and Scientific Museum: Or, Magazine of ..., Volume 2

1804
...three hours two of them began by degrees to recover life. This commenced by some convulsive motions in the thighs, and at length they raised themselves...their legs, wiped their eyes with their fore-feet, beat and brushed their wings with their hind-feet, and soon after began to fly, finding themselves...
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Benjamin Franklin - 1804 - 59 pages
...three hours, two of them began by degrees to recover life. They commenced by some convulsive motions in the thighs, and at length they raised themselves upon their legs, wiped their eyes with their fore feet, beat and brushed their wings with their hind feet, and soon after began to fly, finding...
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Terrible Tractoration!!: A Poetical Petition Against Galvanising Trumpery ...

Thomas Green Fessenden - 1804 - 192 pages
...hours two of them be' gan by degrees to recover life. They commen' ced by some convulsive motions of the thighs, ' and at length they raised themselves upon their ' legs, wiped their eyes with their fore feet, beat ' and brushed their wings with their hind feet, 'and soon after began to fly, finding...
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The Modern Philosopher; Or Terrible Tractoration: In Four Cantos, Most ...

Thomas Green Fessenden - 1806 - 271 pages
...three hours two of them began by degrees to recover life. They commenced by some convulsive motions of the thighs, and at length they raised themselves upon their legs, wiped their eyes with their fore feet, beat and brushed their wings, with their hind feet, and soon after began to fly, finding...
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The Essays, Humourous, Moral and Literary: Of the Late Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1811 - 182 pages
...three hours two of them began by degrees to recover life. They commenced by some convulsive motions in the thighs, and at length they raised themselves...their legs, wiped their eyes with their forefeet, beat and brushed their •wings with their hind feet, and soon after begar to fly, finding themselves...
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The literary miscellany: or, Selections and extracts, classical ..., Volume 9

1812
...three hours, two of them began by degrees to recover life. They commenced by some convulsive motions in the thighs, and at length they raised themselves upon their legs, wiped their eyes with their fore feet, beat and brushed their wings with their hind feet, and soon after began to fly, finding...
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The Works of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Consisting of His Life, Written ...

Benjamin Franklin - 1815 - 324 pages
...three hours .two of them began by degrees to recover life. They* commenced by some convulsive motions in the thighs, and at length they raised themselves upon their legs, wiped their eyes with their fore feet, beat and brushed their wings with their hind feet, and soon after began to fly, finding...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Benjamin Franklin ..

Benjamin Franklin - 1818
...three hours two of them began by degrees to recover life. They commenced by some convulsive motions in the thighs, and at length they raised themselves...their legs, wiped their eyes with their fore-feet, beat and brushed their wings with their hind-feet, and soon after began to fly, finding themselves...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 19

1821
...three hours, two of them began by degrees to recover life. They commenced by some convulsive motions of the thighs, and at length they raised themselves upon...their legs, wiped their eyes with their fore-feet, beat and brushed their wings with their hind-feet, and soon after began to fly, finding themselves...
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