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" Oxford, did about forty years ago find a dead rat in the physic garden, which he made to resemble the common picture of dragons, by altering its head and tail, and thrusting in taper sharp sticks, which distended the skin on each side, till it mimicked... "
A biographical history of England, adapted to a methodical catalogue of ... - Side 288
av James Granger - 1824
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Sporting Magazine: Or, Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of the ..., Volum 17

1801
...be a Dragon. An accurate description of this phenomenon was sent by one of them to Dr. Magliabecchi, Librarian to the Grand Duke of Tuscany. 'Several fine copies of verses were written in honour of so rare a production ; till at length .Vr. hobart o.vned the cheat. The Dragon...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volum 5

Alexander Chalmers - 1812
...transformed a dead rat into the feigned figure of 'a dragon, which imposed upon the learned so far, that " several fine copies of verses were wrote on so rare a subject." Bobart afterwards owned the cheat ; but it was preserved for some years, as a master-piece of art....
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1812
...transformed a dead rat into the feigned figure of a dragon, which imposed upon the learned so far, that " several fine copies of verses were wrote on so rare a subject." Bobart afterwards owned the cheat; but it was preserved for some years, as a master-piece of art Dr....
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most ..., Volum 1

John Colin Dunlop - 1814 - 508 sider
...picture of dragons, by altering head and tail, and thrusting in taper sharp sticks, n hicli distended the skin on each side, till it mimicked wings. He let it dry as hard as passible. The learned pronounced it a dragon ; and one of them sent an accurate description to Magliabecchi,...
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most ..., Volum 1

John Colin Dunlop - 1816 - 508 sider
...picture of dragons, by altering head and tail, and thrusting in taper sharp sticks, which distended the skin on each side, till it mimicked wings. He let it dry as hard as possible. The learned pronounced it a dragon; and one of them sent an accurate description to Magliabecchi, librarian to...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - 1812
...transformed a dead rat into the feigned figure of a dragon, which imposed upon the learned so far, that " several fine copies of verses were wrote on so rare a subject." Bobart afterwards owned the cheat ; but it was preserved for some years, as a master-piece of art....
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Hudibras, Volum 1

Samuel Butler - 1819 - 294 sider
...of dragons, by altering its head and tail, and thrusting in taper sharp sticks, which distended the skin on each side, till it mimicked wings. He let...Tuscany. Several fine copies of verses were wrote upon so rare a subject; but at last Mr. Bobart owned the cheat. However, it was looked upon as a master-piece...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volum 8

1823
...of dragons, by altering its head and tail, and thrusting in taper sharp sticks, which distended the skin on each side, till it mimicked wings. He let...Bobart owned the cheat ; however, it was looked upon a« a masterpiece of art, and as such deposited in the museum or anatomy school, where I saw it some...
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The Cabinet of Curiosities: Or, Wonders of the World Displayed, Forming a ...

1824 - 432 sider
...tail, and thrusting in taper sharp sticks, which distended the skin on both sides till it resembled wings. He let it dry as hard as possible. — The...were wrote on so rare a subject ; but at last Mr. fiobart owned the cheat : however, it was looked upon as a masterpiece of art, and as such deposited...
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A Biographical History of England: From Egbert the Great to the Revolution ...

James Granger - 1824
...Dictionary," and Dr. Hill, in his " Eden," have tail, and thrusting in taper sharp sticks, which distended the skin on each side till it mimicked wings. He let it...Duke of Tuscany; several fine copies of verses were wrole on so rare a subject ; but at last Mr. Bobart owned the cheat ; however, it was looked upon as...
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