The Hippopotamus, or River-Horse, p.54.

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   LIVES as well on land as in water, and yields in size to none but the elephant; he weighs sometimes between fifteen and sixteen hundred pounds. His skin is very sleek, and covered with short and soft hair of a mouse colour. The head is flattish on the top, his lips are large, his mouth wide; and armed with strong teeth; he has broad ears and eyes, a thick neck, and a short tail, tapering like that of a hog. He grazes on shore, but retires to the water if pursued, and will sink down to the bottom, where he walks as on dry ground. He is supposed to be the Behemoth of the scripture. See Job. chap. 40. 

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