Travel and Trout in the Antipodes: An Angler's Sketches in Tasmania and New Zealand

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Chatto and Windus, 1880 - 315 страници
 

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Страница 61 - Imagination fondly stoops to trace The parlour splendours of that festive place: The white-washed wall, the nicely sanded floor, The varnished clock that clicked behind the door: The chest contrived a double debt to pay, A bed by night, a chest of drawers by day...
Страница 37 - MINE be a cot beside the hill, A bee-hive's hum shall soothe my ear ; A willowy brook, that turns a mill, With many a fall, shall linger near. The swallow, oft, beneath my thatch Shall twitter from her clay-built nest ; Oft shall the pilgrim lift the latch, And share my meal, a welcome guest.
Страница 133 - In peace, Love tunes the shepherd's reed ; In war, he mounts the warrior's steed ; In halls, in gay attire is seen ; In hamlets, dances on the green. Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, And men helow, and saints above ; For love is heaven, and heaven is love ! III.
Страница 122 - ... their native streams ; at least it very rarely happens that a fish bearing a particular mark is found except in the river where it was so marked. Salmon in the perfect state as to form and aspect, also increase rapidly in their dimensions on again reaching the sea. A spawned salmon weighing 12 Ibs.
Страница 290 - ... that are used as food in New Zealand, we have, among the constant residents on all parts of our coast, the Hapuku, Tarakihi, Trevally, Moki, Aua, Rock Cod, Wrasse, and Patiki; and, while the Snapper, Mullet, and Gurnet are only met with in the North, the Trumpeter, Butter-fish, and Red Cod are confined to the South. But, with the exception of the Patiki, or Flounder, and the Red Cod, none of these are representatives of fishes that are common even in the south of Britain, while from the more...
Страница 290 - Of thirty-three sea fishes that are used as food in New Zealand, we have among the constant residents on all parts of our coast the Hapuku, Tarakihi, Trevally, Moki, Aua, Rock Cod, Wrasse, and Patiki ; and while the Snapper, Mullet, and Gurnet...
Страница 97 - The Yarra Yarra and some other of the rivers near the southern coast contain in great abundance a beautiful and active fish, excellent for the table, and affording capital sport to the angler. By ichthyologists following the classification of Cuvier it would be referred to the...
Страница 57 - ... jewels in the mine, Or peering out with merry eyes into the noonday shine. There grew the 'helmets' green, like elfin knights together, Some wore their armour plain, some with a flaunting feather. And caladenias quaint, with hoods and fringes rare, Couched by old mossy trees 'midst delicate maiden-hair, Acres of peaty swamps glowed purple with the shimmer Of gay rush-lilies; and in dells where the forest-shades fell dimmer — In deep, green, silent glens, — silent, except the fall Of tinkling...
Страница 57 - ... fell dimmer In deep, green, silent glens, - silent, except the fall Of tinkling streams that made a monotone most musical The feathery fern trees dwelt, with palmy crests outspread, Close interweaved and overlapp'd in canopies o'erhead; Upborne on massy columns whence taper ribs upspring And leafy traceries flow from their mazy clustering, While round each pillar, wreaths of polish'd verdure cling With long and shining fronds, in graceful garlands, drooping Adown and down, till into the spray...

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