Notes on Shoeing Horses

Smith, Elder and Company, 1861 - 79 pagina's

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Pagina 15 - And I had done a hellish thing. And it would work 'em woe: For all averred. I had killed the bird That made the breeze to blow.
Pagina 14 - Came to the mariner's hollo ! In mist or cloud, on mast or shroud, It perched for vespers nine; Whiles all the night, through fog-smoke white, Glimmered the white Moon-shine.' 'God save thee, ancient Mariner! From the fiends, that plague thee thus! — Why look'st thou so?
Pagina 14 - The Sun now rose upon the right Out of the sea came he, Still hid in mist, and on the left Went down into the sea. And the good south wind still blew behind, But no sweet bird did follow, Nor any day, for food or play, Came to the mariners...
Pagina 117 - The astonished mother finds a vacant nest, By the hard hand of unrelenting clowns Robb'd, to the ground the vain provision falls ; Her pinions ruffle, and, low-drooping, scarce Can bear the mourner to the poplar shade ; Where, all abandon'd to despair, she sings Her sorrows through the night...
Pagina 36 - They are arranged, when on shore, in as compact a manner and in as regular ranks as a regiment of soldiers ; and are classed with the greatest order, the young birds being in one situation, the moulting birds in another, the sitting hens in a third, the clean birds in a fourth, &c.
Pagina 118 - Her sorrows through the night ; and, on the bough, Sole-sitting, still at every dying fall Takes up again her lamentable strain Of winding wo ; till, wide around, the woods Sigh to her song, and with her wail resound...
Pagina 90 - I have often amused myself," says he, "with observing their plans of policy from my window in the Temple, that looks upon a grove where they have made a colony in the midst of a city. At the commencement of spring the rookery, which, during the continuance of winter, seemed to have been deserted, or only guarded by about five or six, like old soldiers in a garrison, now begins to be once more frequented; and in a short time, all the bustle and hurry of business will be fairly commenced.
Pagina 79 - constrained to drag out an insipid existence in boring the bark and hard fibres of trees to extract his prey ;" for he frequently finds in the loose mouldering ruins of an old stump (the capital of a nation of pismires) more than is sufficient for the wants of a whole week. He cannot be said to " lead a mean and gloomy life, without an intermission of labour...

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