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Notes on Game & Game Shooting; Miscellaneous Observation on Birds and ...
John Jackson Manley
Nincs elérhető előnézet - 2016
Notes on Game and Game Shooting: Miscellaneous Observations on Birds and ...
John Jackson Manley
Nincs elérhető előnézet - 2017
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124. oldal - See! from the brake the whirring pheasant springs, And mounts exulting on triumphant wings: Short is his joy; he feels the fiery wound, Flutters in blood, and panting beats the ground. Ah! what avail his glossy, varying dyes, His purple crest, and scarlet-circled eyes, The vivid green his shining plumes unfold, His painted wings, and breast that flames with gold?
67. oldal - I was hunting a young pointer, the dog ran on a brood of very small partridges : the old bird cried, fluttered, and ran tumbling along just before the dog's nose till she had drawn him to a considerable distance, when she took wing, and flew still farther off, but not out of the field : on this...
43. oldal - Though sluggards deem it but a foolish chase, And marvel men should quit their easy chair, The toilsome way, and long, long league to trace, Oh! there is sweetness in the mountain air, And Life, that bloated Ease can never hope to share.
66. oldal - It is not uncommon to see an old partridge feign itself wounded, and run along on the ground fluttering and crying, before either dog or man, to draw them away from its helpless unfledged young ones. I have seen it often ; and once in particular, I saw a remarkable instance of the old bird's solicitude to save its brood. As...