Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes, Том 9

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Стр. 354 - tis true, the Holy Land, As full of texts as Cuddie Headrigg's mother, The Bible in one hand, And my own common-place-book in the other — But you have been to Palestine — alas ! Some minds improve by travel, others, rather, Resemble copper wire, or brass, Which gets the narrower by going farther...
Стр. vii - LINES only are necessary to explain the object with which these volumes are put forth. There is no modern encyclopaedia to which the inexperienced man, who seeks guidance in the practice of the various British Sports and Pastimes, can turn for information. Some books there are on Hunting, some on Racing, some on Lawn Tennis, some on Fishing, and so on ; but one Library, or succession of volumes, which treats of the Sports and Pastimes indulged in by Englishmen — and women — is wanting.
Стр. 415 - J (Fahr.), and therefore dry, no effect of the kind could be produced. The freezing was also found to take place under water ; and, indeed, it occurs even when the water in which the ice is plunged is as hot as the hand can bear.
Стр. v - May 1885. HAVING received permission to dedicate these volumes, the BADMINTON LIBRARY of SPORTS and PASTIMES, to His ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES, I do so feeling that I am dedicating them to one of the best and keenest sportsmen of our time. I can say, from personal observation, that there is no man who can extricate himself from a bustling and pushing crowd of horsemen, when a fox breaks covert, more dexterously...
Стр. 368 - English mountaineers never forget such services, and this was one of the many cases where they made ample provision for the widow and children of the man who had fallen, not without glory, in the front line of the battle. The village of Courmayeur has also been the home of guides of great eminence. Of these LAURENT LANIER, who died a few years ago, was one of the most famous. A chamois hunter by profession, he was excellent in icemanship and brilliant on rocks, and many leading mountaineers had the...
Стр. 25 - ... with them to be our Guides, we should soon tire, and that they should earn their Money with little Trouble. However our Curiosity got the better of these Discouragements, and relying on our Strength and Resolution, we determined to attempt climbing the Mountain. We took with us several Peasants, some to be our Guides, and others to carry Wine and Provisions.
Стр. 245 - Perhaps some lover trod the way With shaking knees and leaping heart, — And so it often runs astray With sinuous sweep or sudden start. Or one, perchance, with clouded brain From some unholy banquet reeled, — And since, our devious steps maintain His track across the trodden field. Nay, deem not thus, — no earthborn will Could ever trace...
Стр. 280 - Quoi que la raison y puisse objecter, cette lutte de l'homme avec la montagne est poétique et noble. La foule qui a l'instinct des grandes choses environne ces audacieux de respect et à la descente toujours leur fait une ovation. Ils sont la volonté protestant contre l'obstacle aveugle, et ils plantent sur l'inaccessible le drapeau de l'intelligence humaine.
Стр. v - THE PRINCE OF WALES, I do so feeling that I am dedicating them to one of the best and keenest sportsmen of our time. I can say, from personal observation, that there is no man who can extricate himself from a bustling and pushing crowd of horsemen, when a fox breaks covert, more dexterously and quickly than His Royal Highness; and that when hounds run hard over a big country, no man can take a line of his own and live with them better.
Стр. vi - Royal Highness ; and that when hounds run hard over a big country, no man can take a line of his own and live with them better. Also, when the wind has been blowing hard, often have I seen His Royal Highness knocking over driven grouse and partridges and high-rocketing pheasants in first-rate workmanlike style. He is held to be a good yachtsman, and as Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron is looked up to by those who love that pleasant and exhilarating pastime. His encouragement of racing is well...

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