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" In the centre of this grove there stood an oak, which, though shapely and tall on the whole, bulged out into a large excrescence about the middle of the stem. On this a pair of ravens had fixed their residence for such a series of years, that the oak... "
The Illustrated London almanack - Pagina 11
1847
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 2

William Bingley - 1803
...tall on the whole, bulged out into a large excrescence about the middle of the stem.— On this- tree a pair of Ravens had fixed their residence for such...that the oak was distinguished by the title of " The Raven-tree.'" Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry : the difficulty...
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The Natural History of Domestic Animals: Containing an Account of Their ...

1821 - 178 pagina’s
...a large excrescence near (lie middle of the stem. On Inis tree, a pair of ravens had fixer*, thtir residence for such a series of years, that the oak was distinguished by the tide of The Kavrii-Tree. Many weie the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this nest, the...
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The Natural History of Selborne, Volume 1

Gilbert White - 1822
...description at sixty feet. These trees were sold for twenty pounds a-piece. In the centre of this grove there stood an oak, which, though shapely and tall...that the oak was distinguished by the title of The Raven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry : the difficulty...
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The Every-day Book: Or Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports ...

William Hone - 1827
...whole, bulged out into a larae excrescence about the middle of the stem. On this a pair of "Vavens had fixed their residence for such a series of years, that the oak was distinguished by the name of the raven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get nt this e>ry; the...
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Animal biography, or, Popular zoology, Volume 2

William Bingley - 1829
...whole shapely and tall, bulged out into a large excrescence near the middle of the stem. On this tree a pair of Ravens had fixed their residence for such...that the oak was distinguished by the title of " The Raventree." Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this nest : the difficulty...
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Magazine of Natural History, Volume 3

John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson - 1830
...axe to this day ? " In the centre of Losel's Grove," says White, in his second letter to Pennant, " there stood an oak, which, though shapely and tall...title of '.the raven tree.' Many were the attempts 01 the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry ; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of ..., Volume 2

William Hone - 1830
...nest, is related by Mr. White in his " Natural History of Selborne." " In the centre of this grove there stood an oak, which, though shapely and tall...series of years, that the oak was distinguished by the name of the raven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry ; the...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction

1830
...about the middle of the stem. On this a pair of ravens had fixed their residence for such a eeries of years, that the oak was distinguished by the title...tree.' Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry ; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious of surmounting...
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Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester

1831
...attachment of the raven to its eggs, is thus admirably related by Mr. White.* " In the centre of a grove there stood an oak, which, though shapely and tall...that the oak was distinguished by the title of the Raventree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry : the difficulty whetted...
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Ornithological Dictionary of British Birds

George Montagu - 1831 - 592 pagina’s
...into a large excrescence about the middle of the stem. On this a pair of Ravens had fixed their nest for such a series of years, that the oak was distinguished by the name of the Raven's Tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at the eyrie : the...
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