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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 Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - 1842 - 335 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...was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lada were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, nest...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - Electronic books - 1843 - 398 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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Stories of the animal world; arranged so as to form a systematic ...

Bourne Hall Draper - 1845
...Raven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youth to get at this eyry : the difficulty wetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious of surmounting...was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lad was awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous. So the raven built on, nest upon...
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Wonders of the animal kingdom. Birds

Wonders - Birds - 1848 - 484 pages
...attempts of the neighbouring youth to get at this eyrie : the difficulty whetted their inclination, and each was ambitious of surmounting the arduous...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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Natural history. Birds

Philip Henry Gosse - 1849
...the Raventree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazard* Zoologist, i. 215. ous. So the Ravens built on, nest upon nest, in perfect security, till the...
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The Natural History of Selborne, with Its Antiquities: Naturalist's Calendar ...

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1850 - 418 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 Entertaining Naturalist: Being Popular Descriptions, Tales, and ...

Mrs. Loudon (Jane) - Natural history - 1850 - 544 pages
...Raven-tree.' Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this nest: the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the boldest lads were deterred, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous. Thus the Ravens continued...
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The life of a bird [signed R.E.].

R. E. - 1851 - 435 pages
...the Haven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring 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 felled. It was...
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Annie and the Elves, and Other Stories

Children's literature - 1852 - 48 pages
...ambitious of surmounting the arduous task. But Avhen they arrived at the swelling, it jutted out so in (47) their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lad was awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous. So the raven built on, nest upon...
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English Forests and Forest Trees, Historical, Legendary, and Descriptive

Forests and forestry - 1853 - 406 pages
...it : the difficulty served but to excite their inclinations, and each was ambitious of accomplishing the arduous task ; but when they arrived at the swelling,...their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the boldest lads were deterred, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous. Thus the ravens continued...
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