Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club

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Page 164 - In lowly dale, fast by a river's side, With woody hill o'er hill encompassed round, A most enchanting wizard did abide, Than whom a fiend more fell is nowhere found. It was, I ween, a lovely spot of ground ; And there a season atween June and May, Half prankt with spring, with summer half imbrowned, A listless climate made, where, sooth to say, -- No living wight could work, ne cared even for play.
Page 93 - TwAS in a shady Avenue, Where lofty Elms abound — And from a Tree There came to me A sad and solemn sound, That sometimes murmur'd overhead, And sometimes underground. Amongst the leaves it...
Page viii - The wisdom of God receives small honour from those vulgar heads that rudely stare about, and with a gross rusticity admire his works : those highly magnify him, whose judicious inquiry into his acts, and deliberate research into his creatures, return the duty of a devout and learned admiration.
Page 44 - Into the body of the tree a deep hole was bored with an auger, and a poor devoted shrew-mouse was thrust in alive, and plugged in, no doubt, with several quaint incantations long since forgotten.
Page 85 - When the elmen leaf is as big as a mouse's ear, Then to sow barley never fear.
Page 216 - A primrose by the river's brim A yellow primrose was to him And nothing more...
Page 92 - Their pamper'd boughs, and needed hands to check Fruitless embraces ; or they led the vine To wed her elm ; she spoused about him twines Her marriageable arms, and with her brings Her dower, the adopted clusters, to adorn His barren leaves.
Page 151 - Time made thee what thou wast, king of the woods ; And time hath made thee what thou art — a cave For owls to roost in.
Page 164 - That bloom by mountain streamlets 'mid the heather, Or into clusters 'neath the hazels gather — Or where by hoary rocks you make your bields, And sweetly flourish on through summer weather — I love ye all...
Page 199 - Place a bell-glass, or inverted basin,, over the whole ; bake twenty minutes, and serve up without removing the glass until it comes to the table, so as to preserve the heat and the aroma, which, on lifting the cover, will be diffused through the room.

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