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" No man can conceive from dry description alone the magical beauty of these glorious creatures; so far from their effects having been exaggerated by travellers, I can say that I never read an account in prose or verse which in the least prepared me for... "
Six Months in the West Indies, in 1825 - Página 124
por Henry Nelson Coleridge - 1826 - 332 páginas
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The United States Literary Gazette, Volumen4

1826
...decent life of it. Our author thus describes the appearance of the fire-flies of St Lucia in an evening. As I gazed, the air burst into atoms of green fire...of its head, which, when the phosphorescent energy isnot exerted, are of a dull parchment hue, but, upon the animal's being touched, shoot forth two streams...
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The United States Literary Gazette, Volumen4

1826
...kind of beetle, which keeps more to the woods, and is somewhat more stationary, like our glew-worm. This last has two broad eyes on the back of its head,...intense as the purest gas. But the chief source of splendour is a cleft in the belly, through which the whole interior of the beetle appears like a red...
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History of the British Colonies: Possessions in the West Indies

Robert Montgomery Martin - 1834 - 2888 páginas
...1,718; 3rd district, Vieux Fort, 1,399; Miconel, 1,164; Deunerie, 650; Dauphin, 666; total, 17,975. the body of which I have never examined ; and a kind...intense as the purest gas. But the chief source of splendour is a cleft in the belly, through which the whole interior of the beetle appears like a red-hot...
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The Saturday Magazine

1835
...prepared mo for the reality. There are two sorts : the small fly, which flits in and out in the air, and a kind of beetle, which keeps more to the woods,...stationary, like our glowworm. This last has two broad eyes in the back of its bead, which, when the phosphorescent energy is not exerted, are of a dull parchment...
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The British Colonial Library, [comprising a Popular and Authentic ...

Robert Montgomery Martin - 1837
...extensive anchorage between it and the north part of St. Lucia. The isle is about half a mile in length 1 " There are two sorts, the small fly, which flits in...intense as the purest gas. But the chief source of splendour is a cleft in the belly, through which the whole interior of the beetle appears like a red-hot...
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