The Boy's Treasury of Sports, Pastimes, and Recreations: With Nearly Four Hundred Engravings. Designed by Williams, and Engraved by Gilbert

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Clark, Austin & Company, 1850 - Recreation - 464 pages

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Page 101 - ... its weight consequently in a great measure supported by it, the face will remain above water quite free for breathing, will rise an inch higher every inspiration, and sink as much every expiration, but never so low as that the water may come over the mouth.
Page 101 - That though the legs, arms, and head of a human body, being solid parts, are specifically something heavier than fresh water, yet the trunk, particularly the upper part, from its hollowness, is so much lighter than water, as that the whole of the body taken together is too light to sink wholly under water, but some part will remain above, until the lungs become filled with water, which happens from drawing water into them...
Page 43 - How MANY miles to Babylon? Three score miles and ten. Can I get there by candle-light? Yes, and back again.
Page 102 - I was drawn along the surface of the water in a very agreeable manner. Having then engaged another boy to carry my clothes round the pond to a place which I pointed out to him on the other side, I...
Page 371 - Or hear'st thou rather pure ethereal stream, Whose fountain who shall tell ? Before the sun, Before the heavens, thou wert, and at the voice Of God, as with a mantle, didst invest The rising world of waters dark and deep, Won from the void and formless infinite.
Page 102 - ... from painful apprehensions of danger, to say nothing of the enjoyment in so delightful and wholesome an exercise. Soldiers particularly should, methinks, all be taught to swim; it might be of frequent use, either in surprising an enemy, or saving themselves: and if I had boys to educate now, I should prefer those schools, (other things being equal,) where an opportunity was afforded for acquiring so advantageous an art, Which, once learned, is never forgotten.
Page 150 - ... do unto others as you would they should do unto you," and that forbearance to the conquered is not the proof of a weak, but of a noble rnind.
Page 101 - That therefore a person throwing himself on his back in salt water, and extending his arms, may easily lie so as to keep his mouth and nostrils free for breathing ; and by a small motion of his hands may prevent turning, if he should perceive any tendency to it.
Page 198 - ... whosoever shall unlawfully and wilfully take or destroy, or attempt to take or destroy, any fish in any water not being such as hereinbefore mentioned, but which shall be private property, or in which there shall be any private right of fishery...
Page 168 - In genial spring, beneath the quivering shade, Where cooling vapours breathe along the mead, The patient fisher takes his silent stand, Intent, his angle trembling in his hand ; With looks unmoved, he hopes the scaly breed, And eyes the dancing cork and bending reed.

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