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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, arranged for young persons [by G. Ellis].

Gilbert White - 1860
...Raven Tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyrie ; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and NATURAL HISTORY acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, nest upon...
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Reminiscences of an Old Sportsman, Volume 1

John Potter Hamilton - Falconry - 1860
...youths, and each was ambitious to get at the eyry ; but when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted out in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp that...acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous. The ravens built on, nest upon nest in perfect security, till the fatal day came in which the wood...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1861 - 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...when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted out so iu their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged...
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The Natural History of Selborne: With Miscellaneous Observations and ...

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1862 - 426 pages
...Haven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry : the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...surmounting the arduous task. But, when they arrived at the * The oak which through so many ages sheltered this interesting playground has heen succeeded by a...
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Our feathered families, Volume 2

Henry Gardiner Adams - 1863
...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 waived on which the wood was to bo levelled. It...
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The Natural History of Selborne

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1866 - 430 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...surmounting the arduous task. But, when they arrived at the * The oak which through so many ages sheltered this interesting playground has been succeeded by a...
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Natural History: Exhibiting in a Series of Delightful Anecdotes and ...

William Bingley - Zoology - 1871 - 1042 pages
..."The Raventree." Many were the attempts of the neighboring youths to get at this nest: the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious of surmounting the arduous task; but, when thev arrived at the swelling, it jutted out so in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that...
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The natural history and antiquities of Selborne. Standard ed. by E.T ...

Gilbert White - 1875
...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 THE RAVEN. day arrived in which the wood was to bo levelled....
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The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of ..., Volume 1

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1877
...Raven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this cyry : the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious of surmounting the arduous task. But, %vhen 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 of Selborne: With Observations on Various Parts of ...

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1878 - 416 pages
...attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry : the difficulty whetted their inclinations, anil each was ambitious of surmounting the arduous task. But, when they arrived at the * The oak which through so many ages sheltered this interesting playground has been succeeded by a...
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