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الصفحة 220 - Then ensued a scene of woe the like of which no eye had seen, no heart conceived, and which no tongue can adequately tell.
الصفحة 20 - In an argument with a serious baronet, who objected to clerical sporting in the abstract, he stood up for angling. ' I give up fly-fishing ; it is a light, volatile, dissipated pursuit. But ground-bait, with a good steady float that never bobs without a bite, is an occupation for a bishop, and in no way interferes with sermonmaking.
الصفحة 16 - A rider unequalled — a sportsman complete, A rum one to follow, a bad one to beat. As he sits in the saddle, a baby could tell He can hustle a sticker, a flyer can spare ; He has science, and nerve, and decision as well, He knows where he's going and means to be there. The first day I saw him they said at the meet, " That's a rum one to follow, a bad one to beat.
الصفحة 184 - Perhaps one of the finest specimens of good coachmanship was performed by Sir Felix Agar. He made a bet, which he won, that he would drive his own four-horses-in-hand, up Grosvenor Place, down the passage into Tattersall's Yard, around the pillar which stands in the centre of it, and back again into Grosvenor Place, without cither of his horses going in a glower pace than a trot.
الصفحة 184 - Blemish,' and when he rode into the ring one morning, and saw Rarey driving his zebra round it, he made his servant bring his horse alongside, and quite gloried in showing the celebrated American how he could still change horses in a run without dismounting...
الصفحة 204 - It is said the fox tatei advantage of this niceness, and uses an obvious method to make the badger's home unpleasant, of which he by this means possesses himself.
الصفحة 204 - ... with astonishing agility and success. Its motions are so quick, that a dog is often desperately wounded in the moment of assault, and obliged to fly. The thickness of the badger's skin, and the length and coarseness of its hair, are an excellent defence against the bites of the dogs : its skin is so loose as to resist the- impression of their teeth, and gives the animal an opportunity of turning itself round, and wounding its adversaries in their tenderest parts. In .this manner this singular...
الصفحة 118 - He who makes two blades of grass to grow where only one had grown before is justly accounted the friend and provider of the human family.
الصفحة 203 - OTTER. consists of roots, earth-nuts, fruits, and eggs, as well as of small mammals ; and it is said also to attack the nests of the wild-bee, plundering the store of honey, and also devouring the larvae, without dread of the stings of the enraged insects, which cannot penetrate its tough skin.