Sporting Magazine, Volum 42

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Rogerson & Tuxford, 1813
 

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Pàgina 52 - I KNEW by the smoke, that so gracefully curl'd Above the green elms, that a cottage was near, And I said, " if there's peace to be found in the world, " A heart that was humble might hope for it here...
Pàgina 8 - The carlin claught her by the rump, And left poor Maggie scarce a stump. Now, wha this tale o...
Pàgina 52 - How blest could I live, and how calm could I die ! By the shade of yon sumach, whose red berry dips In the gush of the fountain, how sweet to recline, And to know that I sigh'd upon innocent lips, Which had never been sigh'd on by any but mine !
Pàgina 252 - ... perfect squirrel, except that they are generally fatter than that animal. Their villages sometimes extend over two and three miles square, in which there must be innumerable hosts of them, as there is generally a burrow every ten steps, in which there are two or more, and you see new ones partly excavated on all the borders of the town.
Pàgina 277 - Let Dick some summer's day expose Before the sun his monstrous nose, And stretch his giant mouth to cause Its shade to fall upon his jaws ; With nose so long, and mouth so wide, And those twelve grinders side by side, Dick, with a very little trial, Would make an excellent sun-dial.
Pàgina 35 - ... appearance less surprising, as it is sometimes seen in the Alps, and in all mountainous countries, with hardly any place for its feet upon the sides, and by the brink of most tremendous precipices. The diameter of the upper cylinder, on which its four feet ultimately remained until the Arab had ended his ditty, was only two inches ; and the length of each cylinder was six inches.
Pàgina 146 - Wi' the friends o' my youth I cordially mingle ; Nae forms to compel me to seem wae or glad, 1 may laugh when I'm merry, and sigh when I'm sad. Nae falsehood to dread, and nae malice to fear, But truth to delight me, and friendship to cheer ; Of a' roads to happiness ever were tried, There's nane half so sure as ane's ain fireside.
Pàgina 252 - Their residence, being under ground, is burrowed out, and the earth, which answers the double purpose of keeping out the water and affording an elevated place in wet seasons to repose on, and to give them a further and more distinct view of the country. Their holes descend in a spiral form...
Pàgina 169 - Canadian advanced a few steps, producing with his flute sweet and simple notes. The reptile inclining his variegated neck, opens a passage with his head through the high grass, and begins to creep after the musician, stopping when he stops, and beginning to follow him again as soon as he moves forward.
Pàgina 169 - ... like two flames of fire; his eyes are burning coals ; his body swollen with rage, rises and falls like the bellows of a forge ; his dilated skin assumes a dull and scaly appearance ; and his tail, whence proceeds the death-denouncing sound, vibrates with such rapidity as to resemble a light vapour.

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