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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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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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The Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1854 - 416 pages
...Baven Tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths 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. It...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1854 - 416 pages
...Kaven Tree. Many were the attempts oi the neighbouring youths to get at this eyrie : the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...undertaking to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, neet upon nest, in perfect security, till the fatal day arrived in which the wood was to be levelled....
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Pictorial Calendar of the Seasons, ...

Mary Botham Howitt - Country life - 1854 - 567 pages
...ambitious of surmounting 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...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 Rhyme and Reason of Country Life, Or, Selections from Fields Old and New

Susan Fenimore Cooper - Country life - 1854 - 428 pages
...Kaven-tree ! Many were the attempts of the neighboring youths to get at this eyry ; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...swelling, it jutted out so in their way, and was so fur beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be...
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Pictorial Calendar of the Seasons, ...

Mary Botham Howitt - Country life - 1854 - 567 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...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 Rhyme and Reason of Country Life, Or, Selections from Fields Old and New

Susan Fenimore Cooper - Country life - 1855 - 428 pages
...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 the wood was to be leveled. It...
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The Rhyme and Reason of Country Life, Or, Selections from Fields Old and New

Susan Fenimore Cooper - Country life - 1855 - 428 pages
...the Raven-tree! Many were the attempts of the neighboring youths to get at this eyry ; the diffieulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...jutted out so in their way. and was so far beyond thengrasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous....
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Cage and Chamber-birds: Their Natural History, Habits, Food, Diseases ...

Johann Matthäus Bechstein - Birds - 1856 - 500 pages
...attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry : the difficulty 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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Cassell's popular natural history, Volumes 3-4; Volume 128

Cassell, ltd - 1859
...raven-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 levelled. It...
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