Rough Notes of a "lark" Among the Fiords and Mountains of the North

F.D. Finlay, 1845 - 104 páginas

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Página 21 - How gallantly, how merrily We ride along the sea ! The morning is all sunshine, The wind is blowing free : The billows are all sparkling, And bounding in the light, Like creatures in whose sunny veins The blood is running bright. All nature knows our triumph Strange birds about us sweep ; Strange things come up to look at us, The masters of the deep : In our wake, like any servant, Follows even the bold shark : Oh, proud must be our Admiral Of such a bonny...
Página 82 - O'ER the glad waters of the dark blue sea, Our thoughts as boundless, and our souls as free, Far as the breeze can bear, the billows foam, Survey our empire, and behold our home!
Página 66 - My boat is on the shore, And my bark is on the sea ; But, before I go, Tom Moore, Here's a double health to thee ! Here's a sigh to those who love me, And a smile to those who hate ; And whatever sky's above me, Here's a heart for every fate.
Página 98 - OF Nelson and the North Sing the glorious day's renown, When to battle fierce came forth All the might of Denmark's crown, And her arms along the deep proudly shone; By each gun the lighted brand In a bold determined hand, And the Prince of all the land Led them on.
Página 42 - I was obliged to part with nearly all my scanty dress, hanging it on bushes, to mark the different spots where the birds fell. My dog being very staunch and steady, I managed charmingly. I shot very well, that day, and regretted not having more time and ammunition, as I could have gone on bagging, at the same rate, for hours.
Página 44 - This seems rather a bleak place; but I will be able to tell you more about it, in a few days.
Página 67 - While beating through the channel, we landed, and shot along the mountain side, keeping pace with the sloop. On this island, we killed a great many ptarmigan, as well as grouse. The ptarmigan frequent the most broken parts of the mountains; and scrambling after them, for walking I cannot call it, was hard work. As there were great...
Página 42 - I came to some excellent ground; found the grouse plenty; and blazed away. I soon expended all my powder and shot, having taken with me much less than usual. Nevertheless, I returned in time for dinner, with a capital...
Página 64 - L e and I in another, in order to try which party could kill most game. L e and I were victorious, having bagged some two-and-twenty brace of grouse before mid-day, when we were driven off the mountain by a most terrific squall, the precursor of a long-continued storm.
Página 19 - We are all very sorry to lose him, as he is a person that is not to be met with every day.

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