Wild Fowl Shooting: Containing Scientific and Practical Descriptions of Wild Fowl: Their Resorts, Habits, Flights and the Most Successful Method of Hunting Them

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Rand, McNally, 1888 - 373 страници

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Страница 15 - One impulse from a vernal wood May teach you more of man, Of moral evil and of good Than all the sages can.
Страница 65 - Now came still evening on, and twilight gray Had in her sober livery all things clad ; Silence accompanied ; for beast and bird, They to their grassy couch, these to their nests Were slunk, all but the wakeful nightingale ; She all night long her amorous descant sung...
Страница 25 - I remember, I remember The fir trees dark and high; I used to think their slender tops Were close against the sky: It was a childish ignorance, But now 'tis little joy To know I'm farther off from- Heaven Than when I was a boy.
Страница 272 - The feet dull yellowish brown, tinged with olive ; the claws brownish black ; the webs blackish brown. The upper part of the head and the cheeks are light reddish brown, each feather having toward its extremity a small oblong whitish spot, narrowly margined with dusky ; the throat nearly white, as well as the edge of the lower eyelid. The general color of the other parts is grayish white, slightly tinged with yellow ; the upper part of the neck marked with spots similar to those on the head.
Страница 106 - But to return to our own institute: besides these constant exercises at home, there is another opportunity of gaining experience to be. won from pleasure itself abroad; in those vernal seasons of the year when the air is calm and pleasant, it were an injury and sullenness against nature, not to go out and see her riches, and partake in her rejoicing with heaven and earth.
Страница 106 - ... spotted with black ; tail rounded, deep black, ending in a bar of bright ferruginous, crossed with a narrow waving line of black, and tipped with whitish ; belly pure white ; sides barred with dusky ; legs and feet a very pale, ashy green; sometimes the whole thighs and sides of the vent are barred with dusky and white. The female differs in being more obscure in her colors; the white on the back being less pure, and the black not so deep.
Страница 63 - The sun shines warm, have ye no dreams of spring? And when the glorious spring-time comes at last, Have ye no joy of all your bursting buds, And fragrant blooms, and melody of birds To which your young leaves shiver? Do ye strive And wrestle with the wind, yet know it not ? Feel ye no glory in your strength when he, The exhausted Blusterer, flies beyond the hills, And leaves you stronger yet?
Страница 186 - Panting he bounds, his quarter'd ground divides In equal intervals, nor careless leaves One inch untried. At length the tainted gales His nostrils wide inhale : quick joy elates His beating heart, which, awed by discipline Severe, he dares not own, but cautious creeps...
Страница 367 - He knew his lord; he knew, and strove to meet; In vain he strove to crawl and kiss his feet; Yet (all he could) his tail, his tears, his eyes, Salute his master, and confess his joys.
Страница 191 - ... depressed ; feet short, stout, placed a little behind the centre of the body ; tarsi short ; wings long, broad ; tail very short, graduated.