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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 Illustrated London almanack

1847
...Raven Tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring yonths to get at this e>rle : the difficulty whetted their Inclinations, and each was ambitious...to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, nest npon nest. In perfect security, all the fatal day arrived In which the wood was to be levelled. The...
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal: Exhibiting a View of the ..., Volume 14

Science - 1833
...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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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 55

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - Authors - 1857
...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 uest, in perfect security, till the fatal day arrived in which the wood was to be levelled ; it...
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The Astro-meteoric Journal

1867
...neighbouring youths to get at this eyry ; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitions 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 the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged...
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