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Usage[edit]

This template may be used on Wiktionary entry pages to quote Edward Topsell's work The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents (1658). It can be used to create a link to an online version of the work at the Internet Archive.

Parameters[edit]

The template takes the following parameters:

  • |1= or |chapter= – the name of the chapter quoted from.
  • |2= or |page=, or |pages=mandatory in some cases: the page number(s) quoted from. When quoting a range of pages, note the following:
    • Separate the first and last pages of the range with an en dash, like this: |pages=110–111.
    • You must also use |pageref= to specify the page number that the template should link to (usually the page on which the Wiktionary entry appears).
You must specify this information to have the template create an automatic link to the online version of the work.
  • |3= or |passage= – a passage to be quoted from the work.
  • |format= – by default, the template creates an abbreviated citation of the work. To display a full citation, use |format=full.
  • |brackets= – Use |brackets=on to surround a quotation with brackets. This indicates that the quotation either contains a mere mention of a term (for example, "some people find the word manoeuvre hard to spell") rather than an actual use of it (for example, "we need to manoeuvre carefully to avoid causing upset"), or does not provide an actual instance of a term but provides information about related terms.

Examples[edit]

Brief citation
  • Wikitext:
    • {{RQ:Topsell Beasts and Serpents|chapter=Of Flyes|page=933|passage=But yet the queſtion would be, whether Flyes are not immediately generated of putrefaction, and not thoſe of worms. For experience witneſſeth that there are a certain kinde of Flies which are begotten in the back of the Elm, Turpentine-tree, Wormwood, and ſo perchance in other herbs and plants, without any preceding '''vermiculation''', or being turned into little worms firſt.}}; or
    • {{RQ:Topsell Beasts and Serpents|Of Flyes|933|But yet the queſtion would be, whether Flyes are not immediately generated of putrefaction, and not thoſe of worms. For experience witneſſeth that there are a certain kinde of Flies which are begotten in the back of the Elm, Turpentine-tree, Wormwood, and ſo perchance in other herbs and plants, without any preceding '''vermiculation''', or being turned into little worms firſt.}}
  • Result:
    • 1658, Edward Topsel [i.e., Edward Topsell], “Of Flyes”, in The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents: [...] Collected out of the Writings of Conradus Gesner and Other Authors, [...], London: Printed by E. Cotes, for G. Sawbridge [et al.], OCLC 5894574787, page 933:
      But yet the queſtion would be, whether Flyes are not immediately generated of putrefaction, and not thoſe of worms. For experience witneſſeth that there are a certain kinde of Flies which are begotten in the back of the Elm, Turpentine-tree, Wormwood, and ſo perchance in other herbs and plants, without any preceding vermiculation, or being turned into little worms firſt.
Full citation
  • Wikitext: {{RQ:Topsell Beasts and Serpents|chapter=Of Flyes|page=933|format=full|passage=But yet the queſtion would be, whether Flyes are not immediately generated of putrefaction, and not thoſe of worms. For experience witneſſeth that there are a certain kinde of Flies which are begotten in the back of the Elm, Turpentine-tree, Wormwood, and ſo perchance in other herbs and plants, without any preceding '''vermiculation''', or being turned into little worms firſt.}}
  • Result:
    • 1658, Edward Topsel [i.e., Edward Topsell], “Of Flyes”, in The History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents: Describing at Large Their True and Lively Figure, Their Several Names, Conditions, Kinds, Virtues (both Natural and Medicinal) Countries of Their Breed, Their Love and Hatred to Mankind, and the Wonderful Work of God in Their Creation, Preservation and Destruction. Interwoven with Curious Variety of Historical Narrations out of Scriptures, Fathers, Philosophers, Physicians, and Poets: Illustrated with Divers Hieroglyphicks and Emblems, &c. both Pleasant and Profitable for Students in All Faculties and Professions. Collected out of the Writings of Conradus Gesner and Other Authors, [...] Whereunto is Now Added, The Theater of Insects; or, Lesser Living Creatures: As Bees, Flies, Caterpillars, Spiders, Worms, &c. A Most Elaborate Work: By T[homas] Muffet, Dr. of Physick. The Whole Revised, Corrected, and Inlarged with the Addition of Two Useful Physical Tables, by J. R. M.D., London: Printed by E. Cotes, for G. Sawbridge at the Bible on Ludgate-hill, T. Williams at the Bible in Little-Britain, and T. Johnson at the Key in Pauls Church yard, OCLC 5894574787, page 933:
      But yet the queſtion would be, whether Flyes are not immediately generated of putrefaction, and not thoſe of worms. For experience witneſſeth that there are a certain kinde of Flies which are begotten in the back of the Elm, Turpentine-tree, Wormwood, and ſo perchance in other herbs and plants, without any preceding vermiculation, or being turned into little worms firſt.