The Angler's Note-book and Naturalist's Record: A Repertory of Fact, Inquiry and Discussion on Field-sports and Subjects of Natural History

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W. Satchell, 1880 - 192 pages
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Page 68 - FLOWER in the crannied wall, I pluck you out of the crannies, I hold you here, root and all, in my hand, Little flower but if I could understand What you are, root and all, and all in all, I should know what God and man is.
Page 136 - Et jam summa procul villarum culmina fumant, Majoresque cadunt altis de montibus umbrae.
Page 162 - A rod twelve feet long and a ring of wire, A winder and barrel, will help thy desire In killing a Pike : but the forked stick, With a slit and a bladder, and that other fine trick, Which our artists call snap, with a goose or a duck, Will kill two for one, if you have any luck ; The gentry of Shropshire do merrily smile, To see a goose and a belt the fish to beguile. When a Pike suns himself, and a-frogging doth go, The two-inched hook is better, I know, Than the ord'nary snaring. But still...
Page 93 - Because hawking and hunting are very laborious, much riding and many dangers accompany them ; but this is still and quiet : and if so be the angler catch no Fish, yet he hath a wholesome walk to the Brook side, pleasant shade by the sweet silver streams ; he hath good air.
Page 134 - Once I was a monarch's daughter, And sat on a lady's knee ; But am now a nightly rover, Banish'd to the ivy tree, " Crying, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, boo, hoo, Hoo, hoo, hoo, my feet are cold ! Pity me, for here you see me, Persecuted, poor, and old.
Page 146 - ... many days after birth : for the young ones, supposed to break through the belly of the dam, will, upon any fright, for protection run into it ; for then the old one receives them in at her mouth, which way, the fright being past, they will return again ;9 which is a peculiar way of refuge...
Page 93 - But he that shall consider the variety of baits for all seasons, and pretty devices which our anglers have invented, peculiar lines, false flies, several sleights...
Page 51 - It is natural to imagine that, when a slight wound only is inflicted, the game will make its escape. Far otherwise; the Wourali poison...
Page 95 - O'er ten square leagues his far diverging heads ; Or in one trunk entwists his tangled form, Looks o'er the clouds, and hisses in the storm: Steeped in fell poison, as his sharp teeth part, A thousand tongues in quick vibration dart ; Snatch the proud eagle towering o'er the heath, Or pounce the lion as he stalks beneath ; Or strew, as marshall'd hosts contend in vain With human skeletons the whiten'd plain.
Page 68 - Whoever will follow these pages, crayfish in hand, and will try to verify for himself the statements which they contain, will find himself brought face to face with all the great zoological questions which excite so lively an interest at the present day.

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