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Page 242 - O Caledonia ! stern and wild, meet nurse for a poetic child, • land of brown heath and shaggy wood, land of the mountain and the flood, land of my sires!
Page 165 - When you have got hold of a good fish which is not very tractable, if you are married, gentle reader, think of your wife, who, like the fish, is united to you by very tender ties, which can only end with her death, or her going into weeds. If you are single, the loss of the fish, when you thought the prize your own, may remind you of some more serious disappointment.
Page 94 - Or, if with any part of his person he stop the ball, which, in the opinion of the umpire at the bowler's wicket, shall have been pitched in a straight line from it to the striker's wicket, and would have hit it.
Page 385 - Th' unpeopled rivulet, and gladly hears The huntsman's early call, and sees with joy The jovial crew, that march upon its banks In gay parade, with bearded lances arm'd. The subtle spoiler, of the beaver kind, Far off perhaps, where ancient alders shade The deep still pool, within some hollow trunk Contrives his wicker couch : whence he surveys His long purlieu, lord of the stream, and all The finny shoals his own. But you, brave youths, Dispute the felon's claim ; try every root, And...
Page 77 - Sport,' once in great request, some interesting particulars of the hare are given : it is described as " a beast of venery, or the forest, peculiarly so termed in the second year of her age ; in the first she is called a leveret, and in the third a great hare. By old foresters the hare is called the king of all beasts of venery. There are four sorts of hares ; some live in the mountains, some in the fields, some in the marshes, and some everywhere, without any certain place of abode.
Page 319 - The birds of the air, the beasts of the field, and the fishes of the sea, say that God is love...
Page 16 - Fish, likewise, which are ill-fed remain small ; and parrs are exceedingly numerous in those rivers where they are found, which are never separated from the sea by impassable falls; from which I think it possible that they are produced by a cross between sea and river trout.* [* Since the researches of Mr.
Page 164 - The learned are much divided in opinion as to the propriety of whipping with two flies or with one. I am humbly of opinion that your chance of hooking fish is much increased by your using two flies; but I think that, by using only one, you increase your chance of landing the fish.
Page 78 - As for fuch hares as are bred in warrens, the warreners have a crafty device to fatten them, which has been found by experience to be effectual ; and that is, by putting wax into their ears to make them deaf, and then turning them into the place where they are to feed, where, being freed from the fear of hounds, and for want of hearing, they grow fat before others of their kind.