Preserved some Duke cherries, very fine fruit. The pupils of the eyes of animals are diversifyed: in all the birds & fishes I have seen they are round, as in men: but those of horses, & cows, & sheep & goats & I think deer & camels, are oblong from corner to corner of the eye. The pupils of the domestic cat differ from those of all other quadrupeds; for they are long & narrow, yet capable of great dilation, & standing near at right angles with the opening of the eye-lids. The eys of wasps are said to be lunated in the shape of a crescent.
Posted by sydney on Jul 7th, 1787