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" Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry : the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious of surmounting the arduous task. But, when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted out so in their way, and was so... "
Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain ... - Page 1758
by John Claudius Loudon - 1838 - 2693 pages
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A Picture of the Seasons;: With Anecdotes and Remarks on Every Month in the ...

Months - 1830 - 188 pages
...to get at this nest; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious of performing the arduous task. But, when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted out so much in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged...
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Memoirs of the Literary and Philosophical Society of Manchester

Natural history - 1831 - 590 pages
...the Raventree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry : the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, nest upon nest, in perfect • Natural History of Selbornc, p. 6. security, till the fatal day arrived in...
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Ornithological Dictionary of British Birds

George Montagu - Birds - 1831 - 670 pages
...each was ambitious of surmounting the ardent task. But when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted so in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp,...to be too hazardous. So the Ravens built on, nest upon nest, in perfect security, till the fatal day arrived in which the wood was to be levelled ; it...
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Gleanings in Natural History: With Local Recollections : to which ..., Volume 2

Edward Jesse - Animal behavior - 1832 - 342 pages
...raven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neigh' bouring youth to get at this eyrie : the difficulty ' whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...to be too hazardous. So the ravens ' built on, nest upon nest, in perfect security, till the ' fatal day arrived in which the wood was to be ' levelled....
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1832 - 354 pages
...the Raven Tree. Many were the attempts of the neighboring youths to get at this eyry : the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, nest upon nest, in perfect security, till the fatal day arrived in which was 54 feet in circumference at...
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The Country Gentleman's Magazine

Simpkin, Marshall & Co - 1832 - 1114 pages
...each was ambitious of surmounting the ardent task. But when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted so in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp,...to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, nest upon nest, in perfect security, till the fatal day arrived in which the wood was to be levelled ; it...
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Volume 14

Science - 1833 - 514 pages
...raven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eiry ; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, nest upon nest, in perfect security, till the fatal day arrived in which the wood was to be levelled. It...
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The natural history of Selborne, arranged for young persons [by G. Ellis].

Gilbert White - 1833 - 338 pages
...Raven Tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry : the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, nest upon nest, in perfect security, till the fatal day arrived in which the wood was to be levelled. It...
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The Natural History of Selbourne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1834 - 392 pages
...the Raven Tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry: the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, nest upon nest, in perfect security, till the fatal day arrived in which the wood was to be levelled. It...
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Journal of the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania for the ...

Meteorology - 1834 - 896 pages
...the raven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eirv; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, nest upon nest, in perfect security, till the fatal day arrived in which the wood was to be levelled. It...
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