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Página 348 - See! from the brake the whirring pheasant springs, And mounts exulting on triumphant wings: Short is his joy; he feels the fiery wound, Flutters in blood, and panting beats the ground. Ah! what avail his glossy, varying dyes, His purple crest, and scarlet-circled eyes, The vivid green his shining plumes unfold, His painted wings, and breast that flames with gold?
Página 177 - With the loud streams: and often, at the hour When issue forth the first pale stars, is heard, Within the circuit of this fabric huge, One voice — the solitary raven, flying Athwart the concave of the dark blue dome, Unseen, perchance above all power of sight — An iron knell ! with echoes from afar Faint — and still fainter...
Página 323 - WHEN Time, who steals our years away, Shall steal our pleasures too, The memory of the past will stay, And half our joys renew.
Página 213 - To sit on rocks, to muse o'er flood and fell, To slowly trace the forest's shady scene, Where things that own not man's dominion dwell, And mortal foot hath ne'er or rarely been ; To climb the trackless mountain all unseen, With the wild flock that never needs a fold; Alone o'er steeps and foaming falls to lean ; This is not solitude; 'tis but to hold Converse with Nature's charms, and view her stores unroll'd.
Página 193 - Won by half a length, a length and a half between the second and third, and a length between the third and fourth.
Página 152 - ... may call in any other members of the Jockey Club to their assistance, or may refer the case to a general meeting, if the importance or difficulty of the matter in dispute shall appear to them to require it. The witnesses examined shall be required to sign their evidence, and if either party...
Página 176 - And soon a score of fires, I ween, From height, and hill, and cliff, were seen ; Each with warlike tidings fraught ; Each from each the signal caught ; Each after each they glanced to sight, As stars arise upon the night. They gleam'd on many a dusky tarn, Haunted by the lonely earn ; On many a cairn's grey pyramid, Where urns of mighty chiefs lie hid...
Página 99 - ... latter they carried with them when they journeyed from one country to another ; and sometimes even when they went to battle, and would not part with them even to procure their own liberty when taken prisoners. These birds were considered as ensigns of nobility ; and no action could be reckoned more dishonourable to a man of rank, than to give up his hawk.
Página 74 - Pretty Boy, and 3 to 1 against Coroner. Won by half a length, five lengths between the second and third. Mr. Sargent's bf sister to Spindle, by Orlando, 8st.
Página 99 - English archen of his time. Speaking of the notorious manner in which their strength had declined, he says, " The French soldiers were in the habit of turning their backs to the English at long range, bidding them shoot. But, adds Hollingshed, " had the archers been what they were wont to be, these fellows would have had their breeches nailed unto their buttocks.