The Sportsman


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Seite 105 - His feet are well moccassined ; he wears a belt round his waist ; his heavy rifle is resting on his brawny shoulder; on one side hangs his ball-pouch, surmounted by the horn of an ancient buffalo, once the terror of the herd, but now containing a pound of the best gunpowder ; his...
Seite 31 - Rocks rich in gems, and mountains big with mines, That on the high equator ridgy rise, Whence many a bursting stream auriferous plays : Majestic woods, of every vigorous green, Stage above stage, high waving o'er the hills ; Or to the far horizon wide diffus'd, A boundless deep immensity of shade.
Seite 201 - I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood.
Seite 8 - Sits darkly musing o'er th' unfinish'd lay. Let no Corinthian pillars prop the dome, A vain expense, on charitable deeds Better dispos'd, to clothe the tatter'd wretch Who shrinks beneath the blast, to feed the poor Pinch'd with afflictive want : for use, not state, Gracefully plain, let each apartment rise. O'er all let cleanliness preside, no scraps Bestrew the pavement, and no half-pick'd bones, To kindle fierce debate, or to disgust That nicer sense, on which the sportsman's hope And all his...
Seite 106 - ... the blood that has gushed from its side, discloses the course which it has taken. We soon reach the spot. There lies the buck, its tongue out, its eye dim, its breath exhausted : it is dead. The hunter draws his knife, cuts the buck's throat almost asunder, and prepares to skin it. For this purpose he hangs it upon the branch of a tree. When the skin is removed, he cuts off the hams, and abandoning the rest of the carcass to the wolves and vultures, reloads his gun, flings the venison, enclosed...
Seite 105 - We shall therefore suppose that we are now about to follow the true hunter, as the " still hunter" is also called, through the interior of the tangled woods, across morasses, ravines, and such places, where the game may prove more or less plentiful, even should none be found there in the first instance. We...
Seite 73 - STAKES of 25 sovs. each, 15 ft. and only 5 if declared, &c., the winner of any class of the Gloucestershire, Somersetshire, or Tradesmen's cup at Liverpool July Meeting, to carry 51b.
Seite 94 - His patience, and his care : soon shalt thou view The hopeful pupil leader of his tribe, And all the listening pack attend his call. Oft lead them forth where wanton lambkins play, And bleating dams with jealous eyes observe Their tender care.
Seite 104 - Still-hunting is followed as a kind of trade by most of our frontier men. To be practised with success, it requires great activity, an expert management of the rifle, and a thorough kno'wledge of the forest, together with an intimate acquaintance with the habits of the deer, not only at different seasons of the year, but also at every hour of the day, as the hunter must be aware of the situation which the game prefers, and in which it is most likely to be found at any particular time.
Seite 108 - ... have already begun their search. Their voices are heard exciting the hounds, and unless we put spurs to our steeds, we may be too late at our stand, and thus lose the first opportunity of shooting the fleeting game as it passes by. Hark again! the dogs are in chase, the horn sounds louder and more clearly. Hurry, hurry on, or we shall be sadly behind! Here we are at last! Dismount, fasten your horse to this tree, place yourself by the side of that large yellow poplar, and mind you do not shoot...

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