The Forests of England and the Management of Them in Bye-gone Times

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Page 221 - If I were hungry, I would not tell thee: for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.
Page 49 - I still feel, the dismal groans of our forests ; the late dreadful hurricane having subverted so many thousands of goodly oaks, prostrating the trees, laying them in ghastly postures, like whole regiments fallen in battle by the sword of the conqueror, and crushing all that grew beneath them. The public accounts...
Page 221 - Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth.
Page 89 - Henry, was the maist prowd and masterfull busshopp in all England, and it was comonly said that he was the prowdest lord in Christienty. It chaunced that emong other lewd persons, this Sir Anthon entertained at his court one Hugh de Pountchardon, that for his evill deeds and manifold robberies had been driven out of the Inglische Courte, and had come from the southe to seek a little bread and to live by stalynge. And to this Hughe, whom also he imployed to good purpose in the warr...
Page 157 - But the hermit, being a holy and devout man, and at the point of death, sent for the abbot, and desired him to send for the gentlemen who had wounded him. The abbot so doing, the gentlemen came; and the hermit, being very sick and weak, said unto them, "I am sure to die of those wounds you have given me.
Page 156 - Hounds did run him very well, near about the Chapel and Hermitage of Eskdaleside, where there was a monk of Whitby, who was...
Page 93 - The gray trunks, and as gamesome infants' eyes, With gentle meanings and most innocent wiles, Fold their beams round the hearts of those that love, These twine their tendrils with the wedded boughs Uniting their close union ; the...
Page 107 - So that you just might say, as then I said, 'Here in old time the hand of man hath been.' I looked upon the hill both far and near, More doleful place did never eye survey; It seemed as if the spring-time came not here, And Nature here were willing to decay. I stood in various thoughts and fancies lost, When one, who was in shepherd's garb attired, Came up the hollow: - him did I accost, And what this place might be I then inquired.
Page 36 - ... his rump. My lord he takes a staff in hand to beat the bushes o'er ; I must confess it was a work he ne'er had done before. A creature bounceth from a bush, which made them all to laugh ; My lord, he cried, a hare a hare, but it prov'd an Essex calf.

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