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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 - 6 pages
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The Saturday Magazine, Volume 5

Periodicals - 1835
...attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry : the difiiculty whetted their inclination, and each was ambitious of surmounting the arduous...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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A Familiar History of Birds: Their Nature, Habits, and Instincts, Volume 1

Edward Stanley - Birds - 1835
...stem, defying the attempts of all who aspired to get at the nest. Many had tried in vain; all were ambitious of surmounting the arduous task, but when...was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring and expert climbers were awed, and were obliged to give up the undertaking as too hazardous. So the...
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The Natural History of Birds, Volume 18

Frederic Shoberl - Birds - 1836 - 275 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 on which the wood was to be levelled. It...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1836 - 356 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 of surmounting the arduous task. Hut when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted out so in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp,...
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1837 - 640 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 and antiquities of Selborne. With The naturalist's ...

Gilbert White - 1837
...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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A history of British birds, indigenous and migratory, Volume 1

William MacGillivray - Birds - 1837
...eyrie ; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious of surmounting the ardent task. But when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted...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 every-day book and table-book; or, Everlasting calendar of ..., Volume 2

William Hone - 1837
...raven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry ; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...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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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of ..., Volume 1

William Hone - Days - 1837
...raven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry ; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...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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Magazine of Natural History, Volume 3

Natural history - 1830
...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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