British Birds in Their Haunts

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Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1862 - Birds - 626 pages
 

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Page 5 - Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high ? She dwelleth and abideth on the rock, upon the crag of the rock, and the strong place. From thence she seeketh the prey, and her eyes behold afar off. Her young ones also suck up blood : and where the slain are, there is she.
Page 12 - His eye kindles at the sight, and balancing himself with half-opened wings, on the branch, he watches the result. Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object of his attention, the roar of its wings reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep, making the surge foam around.
Page 617 - Most of these Works may be had in Ornamental Bindings, •with Gilt Edges, at a small extra charge.
Page 326 - His voice was buried among trees, Yet to be come at by the breeze : He did not cease ; but cooed — and cooed ; And somewhat pensively he wooed : He sang of love with quiet blending, Slow to begin, and never ending ; Of serious faith and inward glee ; That was the Song — the Song for me ! X.
Page 44 - After it was caught, it was shut up in a large hen-coop, when, on the following morning, a fine young Partridge was found lying dead before the door of the coop. It was immediately concluded that this provision had been brought there by the old Owls, which...
Page 12 - The unencumbered eagle rapidly advances, and is just on the point of reaching his opponent, when, with a sudden scream, probably of despair and honest execration, the latter drops his fish ; the eagle, poising himself for a moment, as if to take a more certain aim, descends like a whirlwind, snatches it in his gra?p ere it reaches the water, and bears his ill-gotten booty silently away to the woods.
Page 618 - MIST : an Account of the Phenomena and Properties of Atmospheric Vapour in various Parts of the World. By CHARLES TOMLINSON, Esq. New Edition 36 ELDAD the PILGRIM 30 EVENINGS at the MICROSCOPE.
Page 319 - Have linked that amorous power to thy soft lay, Now timely sing, ere the rude bird of hate Foretell my hopeless doom, in some grove nigh; As thou from year to year hast sung too late For my relief, yet hadst no reason why. Whether the Muse or...
Page 12 - Down, rapid as an arrow from heaven, descends the distant object of his attention, the roar of its wings reaching the ear as it disappears in the deep, making the surges foam around! At this moment the eager looks of the eagle are all...
Page 53 - When it has young, it will bring a mouse to the nest about every twelve or fifteen minutes. But in order to have a proper idea of the enormous quantity of mice which this bird destroys, we must examine the pellets which it ejects from its stomach in the place of its retreat. Every pellet contains from four to seven skeletons of mice. In sixteen months from the time that the apartment of the owl on the old gateway was cleaned out, there has been a deposit of above a bushel of pellets.

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