Excerpt from A Short Description of Pennsilvania A Short Relation of what things are Kwn Enjoyd & like to be Discovered in the Province of Pennsilvania. To all our Friends that do desire to kw, What Country 'tis we live in, this will show.Attend to hear the Story I shall tell, No doubt but you will like this Country well.We that did leave our Country thought it strange, That ever we should make so good Exchange: I think 'tis hard for me for to express, How God provided in a Wilderness, arge, a wo Wolves, and Bears and PFoxes, Raccoons and Otters dwelleth here, Beside all these the Nimble footed Dear;The Hare so lightly runs for to escape;Yet here are things of a more stranger shape, The Female Possum, which I needs must tell ye, Is much admired with her double Belly;The Belly for her Meat, she hath besideAther where her Young Ones use to hide.O strange! 'tis hard, I think, for me to nameThe Multitudes of Beasts, both Wild and Tame: Bevers here are, whose Skins are soft as Silk, Horses to Ride on, Cows to give us Milk, Beside the Beasts, whose Nature is so Rude, To speak of them, I think I must Conclude.As for the Flocks of Fowle, and Birds, pray mind, The Swans, and Geese, and Turkyes in their kind, 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 techlogy 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.