Henry Walter Bates Quotes

It was with deep interest that my companion and myself, both now about to see and examine the beauties of a tropical country for the first time, gazed on the land where I, at least, eventually spent eleven of the best years of my life... view

By: Henry Walter Bates

The city and province were given up to anarchy.. view

By: Henry Walter Bates

The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions.. view

By: Henry Walter Bates

The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground, seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger... view

By: Henry Walter Bates

Their elegant shape, showy colours, and slow, sailing mode of flight, make them very attractive objects, and their numbers are so great that they form quite a feature in the physiognomy of the forest, compensating for the scarcity of flowers... view

By: Henry Walter Bates

They took their meals together.. view

By: Henry Walter Bates

Besides alligators, the only animals to be feared are the poisonous serpents. These are certainly common enough in the forest, but no fatal accident happened during the whole time of my residence... view

By: Henry Walter Bates