The Mule, p.16.

[Three Hundred Animals Contents]

IS of a mixed nature, resulting from the union of the Ass and the Mare, inheriting from his male parent the long ears and cross on the back, and small legs and elegance of shape from his mother. Sure and steady-footed, he walks the Alps and the Pyrenees, between tremendous precipices, to the great astonishment of his drivers, seems to be fond of being adorned with handsome trappings, and lives generally longer than either of the species he arises from. He is in general unfit to create offsprings, according to the law of nature, who recoils from the addition of any new animal to her established stock. The Mule surpasses the Ass in unaccountable obstinacy, as well as he does in strength. 

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