The huntsman in the South, Volume 1

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Neale Publishing Co., 1908 - Sports & Recreation
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Page 50 - Away to the Dismal Swamp he speeds — His path was rugged and sore, Through tangled juniper beds of reeds, Through many a fen, where the serpent feeds, And man never trod before. And when on the earth he sunk to sleep, If slumber his eyelids knew, He lay where the deadly vine doth weep Its venomous tear and nightly steep The flesh with blistering dew!
Page 208 - I AM monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute ; From the centre all round to the sea I am lord of the fowl and the brute. 0 Solitude ! where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face ? Better dwell in the midst of alarms Than reign in this horrible place.
Page 142 - He never refused an invitation to "splice the main brace" and each succeeding drink only made him happier than the one before. Nathan, the second son, was a very tall, angular man, of powerful build, and withal as gentle and tender as a child. He was the only sportsman in the family, and was, without exception, the finest shot I ever met. He probably killed more wild fowl for market than any other gunner in America. With all his simplicity, he had strong horse sense, and refused to join the hotel...
Page 273 - Well, boom if you want," said Tom Roll, " but do you all remember what the governor of North Carolina said to the governor of South Carolina?" " It is quite a long time between drinks," remarked Joe, rising, " but I did n't want to interrupt Ace.
Page 67 - The winds were high and the clouds were dark, And the boat returned no more. But oft from the Indian hunter's camp This maid and her lover so true, Are seen, at the hour of midnight damp, To cross the lake by a fire-fly lamp, And paddle their white canoe.
Page 236 - In the midst of this delightful little aquatic group, we three sat in our little skin-bound tub (like the " three wise men of Gotham, who went to sea in a bowl...
Page 247 - Apollo became enamoured of her, and that, to make her sensible of his passion, he offered to give her whatever she should ask. The Sibyl demanded to live as many years as she had grains of sand in her hand, but...
Page 244 - Tis sweet to hear the honest watchdog's bark Bay deep-mouthed welcome as we draw near home!
Page 290 - No luxurious quarters are these; a bunk with some straw, a little sheet-iron stove, a frying-pan, coffeepot, and tin plate constitute the commissariat; while the one room answers the purpose of half a dozen. The bar is represented by a stone jug of villainous corn whiskey that would lay out any one but a North Carolina coast-man. This "club...
Page 200 - ... letter of the Constitution by making the preferential appointment one day and nullify that act by removing him the next day without cause or hearing. If that is the law with respect to veterans...

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