The Rod and the Gun: Being Two Treatises on Angling and Shooting

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A. and C. Black, 1840 - 439 sider

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Side 258 - From the lone shieling of the misty island Mountains divide us, and the waste of seas — Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland, And we in dreams behold the Hebrides : Fair these broad meads, &c.
Side 154 - A TROUBLE, not of clouds, or weeping rain, Nor of the setting sun's pathetic light Engendered, hangs o'er Eildon's triple height : Spirits of Power, assembled there, complain For kindred Power departing from their sight ; While Tweed, best pleased in chanting a blithe strain, Saddens his voice again, and yet again.
Side 5 - For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.
Side 276 - TC The British Angler's Manual; or, The Art of Angling in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. With some Account of the Principal Rivers, Lakes and Trout Streams in the United Kingdom, with Instructions in Fly-Fishing, Trolling and Angling at the Bottom, and more Particularly for the Trout.
Side 299 - See ! from the brake the whirring pheasant springs, And mounts exulting on triumphant wings : Short is his joy ; he feels the fiery wound, Flutters in blood, and panting beats the ground. Ah ! what avail his glossy, varying dyes, His purple crest, and scarlet-circled eyes, The vivid green his shining plumes unfold, His painted wings, and breast that flames with gold...
Side 279 - To disappointment, and fallacious hope : Rich in content, in Nature's bounty rich, In herbs and fruits; whatever greens the Spring, When heaven descends in showers; or bends the bough, When Summer reddens, and when Autumn beams; Or in the wintry glebe whatever lies Conceal'd, and fattens with the richest sap...
Side 296 - In a legal sense, a forest is a certain territory of woody grounds and fruitful pastures, privileged for wild beasts and fowls of forest, chase, and warren, to rest and abide there in the safe protection of the king, for his delight and pleasure...
Side 316 - With fifteen hundred bowmen bold, All chosen men of might, Who knew full well in time of need To aim their shafts aright.
Side 290 - Hawks use that most, and it yields us most recreation ; it stops not the high soaring of my noble generous Falcon ; in it she ascends to such an height, as the dull eyes of beasts and fish are not able to reach to...
Side 276 - Northern Memoirs, calculated for the Meridian of Scotland. Wherein most or all of the cities, citadels, sea-ports, castles, forts, fortresses, rivers, and rivulets, are compendiously described.

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