Mountain, Meadow, & Mere: A Series of Outdoor Sketches of Sport, Scenery, Adventure and Natural History

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Henry S. King & Company, 1874 - 226 páginas
 

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Página 171 - ABIDE with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; LORD, with me abide ; When other helpers fail, and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O abide with me.
Página 78 - By this time the hounds were in full cry up the hillside. Mile after mile, over the hills we followed, now only by scent, as the dog had made good use of her time, while the hounds were hampered by people crossing the scent at the village. ' The shades of night were falling fast,' when we came to a brook flowing from the moorland. Here the scent was lost, and the wild dog was nowhere to be seen. We held a council of war as to what was to be done. I was the only horseman present at first, but by-and-by...
Página 1 - ... of the harsher and more violent feelings of humankind, is Mr. Wordsworth's devotion to the beauty of the forms of external nature. This devotion affords to men of great excitability and a passionate sense of the beautiful, an escape from many dangers and disturbances. The appetite for the beautiful in such men must be fed, and human beauty is a diet which leads to excessive stimulation, frequent vicissitudes of feeling at all events, and, in every probability, to the excitement of bitter and...
Página 223 - O'er the German foam; O'er the Danish moorlands, From thy frozen home. Tired we are of summer, Tired of gaudy glare, Showers soft and steaming, Hot and breathless air. Tired of listless dreaming, Through the lazy day: Jovial wind of winter, Turn us out to play! Sweep the golden reed-beds; Crisp the lazy dyke; Hunger into madness Every plunging pike.
Página 36 - Moss, though containing two gentlemen's lands, yet (which is very remarkable) the pewits did discern betwixt the one and the other, and build only on the land of the next heir, John Skrymsher, Esq., so wholly were they addicted to this family.
Página 36 - I refer the reader for the following relation) to be disturbed and remove upon the death of the head of it, as they did within memory, upon the death of James Skrymsher, Esq., to Offley Moss, near...
Página 35 - They anciently came to the old pewit-poole above mentioned, about half a mile south-west of Norbury Church, but it being their strange quality (as the whole family will tell you, to whom I refer the reader for the following relation) to be disturbed and remove upon the death of the head of it, as they did within memory, upon the...
Página 36 - ... of the law of nature, which has ever been held to be universal and perpetual, they left their nests and eggs ; and though they made some attempts of laying again at Offley Moss, yet they were still so disturbed that they bred not all that year.
Página 36 - Nature,, which has ever been held to be universal and perpetual, they left their nest and eggs ; and though they made some attempts of laying again at Offley Moss, yet they were still so disturbed that they bred not at all that year. The next year after they went to Aqualat, to another gentleman's estate of the same family (where though tempted to stay with all the care imaginable), yet continued there but two years, and then returned again to another poole of the next heir of John Skrymsher, deceased,...
Página 37 - ... year. The next year after they went to Aqualat, to another gentleman's estate of the same family, where (though tempted to stay with all the care imaginable), yet continued there but two years, and then returned again to another poole of the next heir of John Skrymsher, deceased, called Shebben-poole, in the...

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