Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Palliata, a group of univalve shellfish (Gastropoda) belonging to the suborder Opisthobranchia (q.v.) and including those members of this suborder having a well-developed mantle. The Sea-Hare (Ajrtysia) and the Bubble-shells (Bulla) are the two best known representatives.

“Whatever we find lovely in a friend, or in a saint, ought to elevate our affections: we should conclude that if there is so much sweetness in a drop; there must be infinitely more in the fountain. If there is so much splendour in a ray, what must the sun be in its glory!”
–Henry Scougal, The Life of God in the Soul of Man