Download PDF Notes and Queries, Vol. 9 Book by Full eBook and published by Forgotten Books. This book was released on 2018-01-11 with total page 666 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Excerpt from Notes and Queries, Vol. 9: Medium of Inter-Communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, Etc;; January June, 1860 The Paeonian bonasus, or bison, appears to have been a species of wild ox, cognate, but not iden tical, with the aurochs. The ancient bonasus, like the modern aurochs, was confined to a single and limited tract of Europe but since, unlike its modern congener, it was not preserved in a royal forest, it became extinct. The aurochs would long ago have met. The same fate, if its race had not been perpetuated by the accidental proteo tion which it has received from the kings of Poland and the emperors of Russia. The un wieldy size of the aurochs, and its slowness of movement, would, notwithstanding its enormous strength, have soon made it the prey of men, if it had not been intentionally preserved from destruc tion; and its savage nature would have prevented it from being perpetuated in a state of domestica tion. It may he remarked that the horns of the bonasus, as described by Aristotle, resemble in shape the horns of the Indian buffalo. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.