Supplement to the Rural Sports

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B. & R. Crosby, 1813 - Falconry - 742 pages
 

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Page 450 - And make me savoury meat, such as I love, and bring it to me, that I may eat: that my soul may bless thee before I die.
Page 470 - You shall see him brought to bay ; " Waken, lords and ladies gay! " Louder, louder, chant the lay, Waken, lords and ladies gay ! Tell them, youth, and mirth, and glee, Run a course as well as we ; Time, stern huntsman ! who can baulk, Staunch as hound, and fleet as hawk ? Think of this, and rise with day, Gentle lords and ladies gay...
Page 79 - The flowers do fade, and wanton fields To wayward Winter reckoning yields: A honey tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of roses, Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies, Soon break...
Page 73 - Complete Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation : being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds. Fish and Fishing, written by IZAAK WALTON ; and Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a clear Stream, by CHARLES COTTON.
Page 208 - Ross," each lisping babe replies. Behold the market-place with poor o'erspread ! The Man of Ross divides the weekly bread : He feeds yon alms-house, neat, but void of state, Where Age and Want sit smiling at the gate ; Him portion'd maids, apprentic'd orphans blest, The young who labour, and the old who rest. Is any sick ? the Man of Ross relieves, Prescribes, attends, the medicine makes, and gives.
Page 353 - Seasons" wonders that he never saw before what Thomson shews him, and that he never yet has felt what Thomson impresses.
Page 78 - With coral clasps and amber studs: And if these pleasures may thee move, Come live with me and be my love.
Page 5 - The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. BEING A DISCOURSE OF FISH AND FISHING not unworthy the perusal of most Anglers. Simon Peter said, I go a fishing : and they said, we also -will go with thee.
Page 297 - Come on, sir; here's the place: — stand still. — How fearful And dizzy 'tis, to cast one's eyes so low! The crows and choughs, that wing the midway air, Show scarce so gross as beetles : Half way down Hangs one that gathers samphire; dreadful trade! Methinks, he seems no bigger than his head: The fishermen, that walk upon the beach, Appear like mice; and yon...
Page 63 - Whilst some men strive ill-gotten goods t" embrace, And others spend their time in base excess Of wine, or worse, in war and wantonness. Let them that list these pastimes still pursue, And on such pleasing fancies feed their fill ; So I the fields and meadows green may view, And daily by fresh rivers walk at will Among the daisies and the violets blue, Red hyacinth and yellow daffodil, Purple narcissus like the morning rays, Pale gander-grass and azure culver-keys.

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