Sport and Sportsmen: A Book of Recollections

Hurst and Blackett, 1866 - 319 pàgines

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Pàgina 90 - There were first some rows of trees laid down, in order to level a floor for the habitation; and as the place was steep, this raised the lower side to an equal height with the other; and these trees, in the way of joists or planks, were levelled with earth and gravel. There were betwixt the trees, growing naturally on their own roots, some stakes fixed in the earth, which, with the trees, were interwoven with ropes, made of heath and birch twigs...
Pàgina 113 - But sic a day o' wind and rain ! Oh wae's me for Prince Charlie ! 1 Trust. " On hills that are by right his ain, He roams a lonely stranger; On ilka hand he's pressed by want, On ilka side by danger. Yestreen I met him in a glen, My heart near bursted fairly, For sadly changed indeed was he — Oh ! wae's me for Prince Charlie ! "Dark night...
Pàgina 115 - Far over yon hills of the heather so green, And down by the corrie that sings to the sea, The bonnie young Flora sat sighing her lane, The dew on her plaid and the tear in her e'e. She...
Pàgina 91 - This whole fabric hung, as it were, by a large tree, which reclined from the one end all along the roof to the other, and which gave it the name of the Cage ; and by chance there happened to be two stones at a small distance from one another, in the side next the precipice, resembling the pillars of a chimney where the fire was placed.
Pàgina 159 - Worth makes the man, and want of it the fellow: The rest is all but leather and prunella.
Pàgina 115 - She look'd at a boat wi' the breezes that swung, Away on the wave, like a bird of the main ; An' aye as it lessen'd she sigh'd and she sung, Fareweel to the lad I shall ne'er see again ! Fareweel to my hero, the gallant and...
Pàgina 317 - ... corroborated by the children themselves. On the eighth day after they were lost, and long after the extinction of the faintest hope of their ever being again seen alive, the searching party came on them. They are described as having been found lying all of a row on a clump of broom among some trees, the youngest in the middle, carefully wrapped in his sister's frock. They appeared to be in a deep, and not unpleasant sleep. On being awoke, the eldest tried to sit up, but fell back. His face was...
Pàgina 90 - It was situated in the face of a very rough, high and rocky mountain, called Letternilichk, still a part of Benalder, full of great stones and crevices, and some scattered wood interspersed. The habitation called the Cage, in the face of that mountain, was within a small thick bush of wood.
Pàgina 318 - ... they heard her in distinct accents begin to repeat her evening prayer — " Gentle Jesus, meek and mild, Look upon a little child.'' And it is still more interesting to know that night after night, as the children lay down on that cold desolate heath, sometimes heard by her brothers, sometimes heard by none but that blessed Saviour Himself, this little girl, in precious words happily taught her, sought the care and guardianship of Him who alone could hear her...
Pàgina 105 - When fortune frowns and friends forsake, And faith in love is dead ; When man has nothing left to stake, To hope nor yet to dread, One god-like pleasure doth remain, Worth all the joys he's lost, The glorious vintage of Champagne To drink at some knave's cost. Let life's last song have for refrain The glorious vintage of Champagne. [During the first verse of song HORTENSIUS has fallen asleep.

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