The Border Angler: A Guide-book to the Tweed and Its Tributaries and the Other Streams Commanded by the North British Railway ; with an Accurate Map of the District
W. P. Nimmo, 1858 - Всего страниц: 195
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The Border Angler: a Guide-book to the Tweed and Its Tributaries and Other ...
James Glass Bertram
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Стр. 46 - May numerous herds and flocks be seen : And lasses chanting o'er the pail, And shepherds piping in the dale ; And ancient faith that knows no guile, And industry embrown'd with toil ; And hearts resolved and hands prepared The blessings they enjoy to guard 1 [S
Стр. 151 - Of pendent trees, the monarch of the brook, Behoves you then to ply your finest art. Long time he, following cautious, scans the fly, And oft attempts to seize it, but as oft The dimpled water speaks his jealous fear.
Стр. 70 - A TROUBLE, not of clouds, or weeping rain, Nor of the setting sun's pathetic light Engendered, hangs o'er Eildon's triple height : Spirits of Power, assembled there, complain For kindred Power departing from their sight ; While Tweed, best pleased in chanting a blithe strain, Saddens his voice again, and yet again.
Стр. 151 - With eye attentive mark the springing game. Straight as above the surface of the flood They wanton rise, or urged by hunger leap, Then fix, with gentle twitch the barbed hook : Some lightly tossing to the grassy bank, And to the shelving shore slow dragging some, With various hand proportion'd to their force.
Стр. 151 - The cavern'd bank, his old secure abode; And flies aloft, and flounces round the pool, Indignant of the guile.
Стр. 146 - An interesting fragment had been obtained of an ancient historical ballad ; but the remainder, to the great disturbance of the editor and his coadjutor, was not to be recovered. Two days afterwards, while the editor was sitting with some company after dinner, a sound was heard at a distance like that of the whistling of a tempest through the torn rio-ging of the vessel which scuds before it.
Стр. 151 - Just in the dubious point, where with the pool Is mixed the trembling stream, or where it boils Around the stone, or from the hollow'd bank, Reverted plays in undulating flow, There throw, nice-judging, the delusive fly : And, as you lead it round in artful curve, With eye attentive mark the springing game.
Стр. 193 - Because hawking and hunting are very laborious, much riding, and many dangers accompany them; but this is still and quiet: and if so be the angler catch no fish, yet he hath a wholesome walk to the brookside, pleasant shade by the sweet silver streams; he hath good air, and sweet smells of fine fresh meadow flowers, he hears the melodious harmony of birds, he sees the swans, herons, ducks, water-horns, coots, &c., and many other fowl, with their brood, which he thinketh better than the noise of hounds,...
Стр. 68 - Mr Mackenzie, at this time in the 76th year of his age, with a white hat turned up with green, green spectacles, green jacket, and long brown leathern gaiters buttoned upon his nether anatomy, wore a dog-whistle round his neck, and had all over the air of as resolute a devotee as the gay captain of Huntly Burn.