Field sports of the north Europe, Volumen2


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Página 60 - As for man, his days are as grass; as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth : For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone ; and the place thereof shall know it no more.
Página 71 - Finally, it may not be out of place to say a few words regarding the causes of the low flow of the Roanoke (estimated), as compared with that of streams in New England.
Página 9 - Through wisdom is an house builded ; and by understanding it is established : and by knowledge shall the chambers be filled with all precious and pleasant riches.
Página 60 - Come on therefore, let us enjoy the good things that are present : and let us speedily use the creatures like as in youth. Let us fill ourselves with costly wine and ointments : and let no flower of the spring pass by us. Let us crown ourselves with rosebuds before they be withered.
Página 325 - His weapons are his horns and hoofs ; he strikes so forcibly with the latter, as to annihilate a wolf, or other large animal, at a single blow. It is said that, when the elk is incensed, the hair on his neck bristles up like the mane of a lion, which gives him a wild and frightful appearance.
Página 185 - Soon after this, the wretched being, whose feelings may be more easily conceived than described, reached her home in safety. Here she related what had happened, and endeavoured to palliate her own conduct, by describing the dreadful alternative to which she had been reduced. A peasant, however, who was among the bystanders, and heard the recital, took up an axe, and, with one blow, cleft her...
Página 42 - ... as is usual with those animals when they have young, was lying in the front of the den, and we, therefore, almost began to think we had hit upon a bear distinct from those of which we were in search. But on the people introducing a stake, and moving the old bear a little to the side, one of the cubs, and subsequently a second, and a third, exhibited themselves, all of which I despatched, either with my own or with Jan Finne's rifle. The work of death being at length completed, we drew the bears...
Página 327 - Formerly, these animals were made use of in Sweden to draw sledges ; but owing, as it was said, to their speed frequently accelerating the escape of people who had been guilty of murders, or other crimes, the use of them was prohibited under great penalties. Though I apprehend those ordinances, if not abrogated, are obsolete, I am not aware that the elk...
Página 325 - The elk is a long-lived animal ; he does not attain to his full growth until after his fourteenth year. At least so it is to be presumed, as up to that period his horns, which are of a flat form, are annually provided with an additional branch. He sheds his horns about the month of February in each year. The female elk, unlike the reindeer of that sex, has no horns.
Página 327 - It is not long since that a regiment was clothed with waistcoats made from the hides of those animals, which were so thick that a ball could scarcely penetrate them.' He adds further, that ' when made into breeches, a pair of them among the peasantry of former days went as a legacy for several generations.

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