Round the Year: A Series of Short Nature-studies

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Macmillan, 1896 - 295 Seiten
 

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Seite 258 - The brook alone far-off was heard, And on the board the fluttering urn. And bats went round in fragrant skies, And wheel'd or lit the filmy shapes...
Seite 111 - ... of the nest till it reached the top, where, resting for a moment, it threw off its load with a jerk, and quite disengaged it from the nest. It remained...
Seite 257 - Ray round with flames her disc of seed, And many a rose-carnation feed With summer spice the humming air ; Unloved, by many a sandy bar, The brook shall babble down the plain, At noon or when the lesser wain Is twisting round the polar star ; Uncared...
Seite 257 - BY night we linger'd on the lawn, For underfoot the herb was dry; And genial warmth; and o'er the sky The silvery haze of summer drawn; And calm that let the tapers burn Unwavering: not a cricket...
Seite 254 - Eagles yelp alone, and leave The monstrous ledges there to slope, and spill Their thousand wreaths of dangling water-smoke, That like a broken purpose waste in air: So waste not thou; but come; for all the vales Await thee; azure pillars of the hearth Arise to thee; the children call, and I Thy shepherd pipe, and sweet is every sound, Sweeter thy voice, but every sound is sweet; Myriads of rivulets hurrying thro' the lawn, The moan of doves in immemorial elms.
Seite 111 - ... hatched, in the act of turning out the young hedge-sparrow. " The mode of accomplishing this was very curious. The little animal, with the assistance of its rump and wings, contrived...
Seite 257 - O sound to rout the brood of cares, The sweep of scythe in morning dew, The gust that round the garden flew, And tumbled half the mellowing pears! O bliss, when all in circle drawn About him, heart and ear were fed To hear him, as he lay and read The Tuscan poets on the lawn! Or in the all-golden afternoon...
Seite 112 - ... downwards, is very broad, with a considerable depression in the middle. This depression seems formed by nature for the design of giving a more secure lodgment to the egg of the hedgesparrow, or its young one, when the young cuckoo is employed in removing...
Seite 255 - His memory long will live alone In all our hearts, as mournful light That broods above the fallen sun, And dwells in heaven half the night.
Seite 256 - One show'd an iron coast and angry waves. You seem'd to hear them climb and fall And roar rock-thwarted under bellowing caves, Beneath the windy wall.

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