The Sportsman

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Seite 401 - The life of these men is finely described in holy writ by "the path of an arrow," which is immediately closed up and lost. Upon my going into the church, I entertained myself with the digging of a grave; and saw in every...
Seite 95 - In my' time my poor father was as diligent to teach me to shoot, as: to learn me any other thing ; and so I think other men did their children : he taught me how to draw, how to lay my body in my bow, and not to draw with strength of arms, as other nations do, but with strength of the body : I had my bows bought me, according to my age and strength ; as I increased in them, so my bows were made bigger and bigger ; for men shall never shoot well, except they be brought up in it : it is a goodly art,...
Seite 401 - Most of them recorded nothing else of the buried person but that he was born upon one day and died upon another; the whole history of his life being comprehended in those two circumstances that are common to all mankind. I could not but look upon these registers of existence, whether of brass or marble, as a kind of satire upon the departed persons, who had left no other memorial of them but that they were born, and that they died.
Seite 401 - I met with in those several regions of the dead. Most of them recorded nothing else of the buried person, but that he was born upon one day, and died upon another: the whole history of his life being comprehended in those two circumstances, that are common to all mankind.
Seite 415 - A fierce yell greeted my evolution, and the wolves, slipping upon their haunches, sailed onward, presenting a perfect picture of helplessness and baffled rage. Thus I gained nearly a hundred yards at each turning. This was repeated two or three times...
Seite 208 - ... former Act of Parliament, shall afterwards steal any dog, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable, at the discretion of the court, to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding eighteen months, with or without hard labour.
Seite 430 - The search after food is an instinct belonging to our nature ; and from the savage, in his rudest and most primitive state, who destroys a piece of game, or a fish, with a club or spear, to man in the most cultivated state of society, who employs artifice, machinery, and the resources of various other animals, to secure his object, the origin of the pleasure is similar, and its object the same : but that kind of it requiring most art, may be said to characterize man in his highest or intellectual...
Seite 356 - Smith, in his History of Kerry, relates, that a poor man in that country got a comfortable subsistence for his family, during a summer of famine, out of an eagle's nest, by robbing the eaglets of food, which was plentifully supplied by the old ones. He protracted their assiduity beyond the usual time by clipping the wings, and retarding the flight of the young...
Seite 172 - Reason's whole pleasure, all the joys of sense, Lie in three words, health, peace, and competence But health consists with temperance alone ; And peace, oh virtue ! peace is all thy own.
Seite 369 - ... and lemons. That done, cover your pot and set it on a quick fire till it be sufficiently boiled. Then take out the Carp ; and lay it, with the broth, into the dish ; and pour upon it a quarter of a pound of the best fresh butter, melted, and beaten with half a dozen spoonfuls of the broth, the yolks of two or three eggs, and some of the herbs shred : garnish your dish with lemons, and so serve it up. And much good do you ! Dr.

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