The Rod and the Gun: Being Two Treatises on Angling and Shooting

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A. and C. Black, 1844 - Fishes - 460 pages
 

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Page 250 - From the lone shieling of the misty island Mountains divide us, and the waste of seas — Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland, And we in dreams behold the Hebrides : Fair these broad meads, &c.
Page 144 - A TROUBLE, not of clouds, or weeping rain, Nor of the setting sun's pathetic light Engendered, hangs o'er Eildon's triple height : Spirits of Power, assembled there, complain For kindred Power departing from their sight ; While Tweed, best pleased in chanting a blithe strain, Saddens his voice again, and yet again.
Page 280 - TC The British Angler's Manual; or, The Art of Angling in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. With some Account of the Principal Rivers, Lakes and Trout Streams in the United Kingdom, with Instructions in Fly-Fishing, Trolling and Angling at the Bottom, and more Particularly for the Trout.
Page 300 - In a legal sense, a forest is a certain territory of woody grounds and fruitful pastures, privileged for wild beasts and fowls of forest, chase, and warren, to rest and abide there in the safe protection of the king, for his delight and pleasure...
Page 304 - See! from the brake the whirring pheasant springs, And mounts exulting on triumphant wings: Short is his joy; he feels the fiery wound, Flutters in blood, and panting beats the ground. Ah! what avail his glossy, varying dyes, His purple crest, and scarlet-circled eyes, The vivid green his shining plumes unfold, His painted wings, and breast that flames with gold?
Page 284 - To disappointment, and fallacious hope : Rich in content, in Nature's bounty rich, In herbs and fruits; whatever greens the Spring, When heaven descends in showers; or bends the bough, When Summer reddens, and when Autumn beams; Or in the wintry glebe whatever lies Conceal'd, and fattens with the richest sap...
Page 280 - Encyclopaedia of Rural Sports; or, a complete Account, Historical, Practical, and Descriptive, of Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Racing, and other Field Sports and Athletic Amusements of the present day.
Page 284 - Oh, knew he but his happiness, of men The happiest he ! who far from public rage, Deep in the vale, with a choice few retired, Drinks the pure pleasures of the rural life.
Page 295 - Hawks use that most, and it yields us most recreation ; it stops not the high soaring of my noble generous Falcon ; in it she ascends to such an height, as the dull eyes of beasts and fish are not able to reach to...
Page 324 - To drive the deer with hound and horn Earl Percy took his way ; The child may rue that is unborn The hunting of that day.

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