Scottish Moors and Indian Jungles: Scenes of Sport in the Lews and India

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Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 1889 - Hunting - 320 pages
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Page 98 - For why ? — because the good old rule Sufficeth them, the simple plan, That they should take, who have the power, And they should keep who can.
Page 146 - I tell you, captain, — if you look in the maps of the 'orld, I warrant you shall find, in the comparisons between Macedon and Monmouth, that the situations, look you, is both alike. There is a river in Macedon ; and there is also moreover a river at Monmouth...
Page 103 - They that go down to the sea in ships : and occupy their business in great waters; These men see the works of the Lord : and his wonders in the deep.
Page 167 - The ponderous lexicographer, who describes a fishing-rod as a stick with a fool at one end, and a worm at the other, displays in this saying more wit than wisdom. Not that I quite go the whole length of my quaint and amiable old friend, Isaac Walton, who implies in every page of his paragon of a book, that the art of angling is the summum bonum of happiness, and that an angler must needs be the best of men.
Page 5 - With one man in the shafts, so to speak, in front, and one similarly placed behind, with two, one on each side, to assist the latter, he having the principal weight, I can manage to ascend high hills, and get carried to places and over ground which would have been quite inaccessible to a pony. In fine, I shoot over dogs, and even stalk deer with success, though of course it is shooting under difficulties.
Page 7 - I found that by taking a deck-cabin on the Claymore, or one of Mr. MacBrayne's other steamers from Glasgow, I got to Stornoway with far less change and worry than if travelling the same distance by land. With our own servants on board, we were able to get our meals brought to our airy cabin. There existed, therefore, no necessity to descend into the hot, whisky and food-stricken atmosphere of the regions below.
Page 135 - ... Would you explain that? Mr. GIBSON. This is the house where Mr. Johnson lived, where my daughter stayed all night. This was the Saunders Church House, which is another house right here; and this is our camp, right in here. There was another dam out here built in the creek. (Pointing to Buffalo Creek.) I do not think it was in operation at the time. I think it had done washed through. The CHAIRMAN. Mr. Gibson, as I understand one of the functions of this dam (dam 3) was to dam the black water...
Page 20 - ... cap, when courtesy so required, with all the grace of the old regime, as contradistinguished to the quick jerk and sweep which is the custom now-a-days in more fashionable circles.
Page 179 - Human beings, and especially human beings of such a type as these Hebridean men, are of more consideration than grouse and deer, or even sheep.
Page 21 - They were all good and kindly fellows, and we learned to regard them with a genuine and most friendly interest, which, I think, was reciprocated.

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