The New sporting magazine, Volume 13

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Page 373 - Those joyous hours are past away ; And many a heart, that then was gay, Within the tomb now darkly dwells, And hears no more those evening bells. And so 'twill be when I am gone ; That tuneful peal will still ring...
Page 141 - To one who has been long in city pent, "Tis very sweet to look into the fair And open face of heaven,— to breathe a prayer Full in the smile of the blue firmament. Who is more happy, when, with heart's content, Fatigued he sinks into some pleasant lair Of wavy grass, and reads a debonair And gentle tale of love and languishment? Returning home at evening, with an ear Catching the notes of Philomel, — an eye...
Page 333 - Thus then to man the voice of Nature spake : — % ' Go, from the creatures thy instructions take : Learn from the birds what food the thickets yield ; Learn from the beasts the physic of the field: Thy arts of building from the bee receive; Learn of the mole to plough, the worm to weave ; Learn of the little nautilus to sail ; Spread the thin oar, and catch the driving gale...
Page 211 - 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.
Page 73 - When Christmas revels in a world of snow, And bids her berries blush, her carols flow; His spangling shower when Frost the wizard flings; Or, borne in ether blue, on viewless wings, O'er the white pane his silvery foliage weaves, And gems with icicles the sheltering eaves; —Thy muffled friend his...
Page 31 - It is about a mile in length, and a quarter of a mile in breadth, but contracts at both ends.
Page 144 - A birr ! a whirr ! the salmon's up, Give line, give line and measure ; But now he turns ! keep down ahead, And lead him as a child is led, And land him at your leisure. Hark to the music of the reel ! 'Tis welcome, it is glorious ; It wanders through the winding wheel, Returning and victorious.
Page 447 - Oh, shade of the Cheesemonger ! \ you, who, alas, Doubled up, by the dozen, those Mounseers in brass, On that great day of milling, when blood lay in lakes, When Kings held the bottle, and Europe the stakes...
Page 71 - If any of you know cause, or just impediment, why these two persons should not be joined together in holy Matrimony, ye are to declare it.
Page 48 - The entire ceiling is divided into thirteen bays, each of which is subdivided into twenty-four smaller ones, and these contain each two shields, emblazoned with the armorial bearings of all the Knights of the Garter, from the institution of the order down to the present time, an elapse of nearly 500 years.

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