Mountain and Moor

Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1879 - 256 páginas

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Página 35 - As a huge stone is sometimes seen to lie Couched on the bald top of an eminence; Wonder to all who do the same espy, By what means it could thither come, and whence; So that it seems a thing endued with sense : Like a sea-beast crawled forth, that on a shelf Of rock or sand reposeth, there to sun itself...
Página 233 - EVENINGS AT THE MICROSCOPE ; or, Researches among the Minuter Organs and Forms of Animal Life. By P. H. GOSSE, Esq., FRS A new edition, revised and annotated. Post 8vo Cloth boards 4 o FAN'S SILKEN STRING. By ANNETTE LYSTER, author of " Northwind and Sunshine,
Página 105 - mang the dewy weet ! Wi' spreckl'd breast, "When upward-springing, blythe, to greet, The purpling east. Cauld blew the bitter-biting north Upon thy early, humble birth ; Yet cheerfully thou glinted forth Amid the storm, Scarce rear'd above the parent earth Thy tender form. The flaunting flowers our gardens yield, High shelt'ring woods and wa's maun shield ; But thou, beneath the random bield O' clod or stane, Adorns the histie stibble-field Unseen, alane.
Página 158 - Which strike ev'n eyes incurious ; but each moss, Each shell, each crawling insect, holds a rank Important in the plan of Him who framed This scale of beings ; holds a rank which lost Would break the chain, and leave behind a gap Which Nature's self would rue.
Página 114 - Mountain blossoms, shining blossoms, Do ye teach us to be glad When no summer can be had, Blooming in our inward bosoms ? Ye, whom God preserveth still, Set as lights upon a hill, Tokens to the wintry earth that Beauty liveth still...
Página 116 - Wi' the burn stealing under the lang yellow broom. Far dearer to me are yon humble broom bowers, Where the blue-bell and gowan lurk lowly unseen : For there, lightly tripping amang the wild flowers. A listening the linnet, aft wanders my Jean. Tho...
Página 14 - Here we have not facts of deposition to calculate from in this district, but those of denudation. What length of time must have elapsed between the close of the Upper Silurian and the commencement of the Carboniferous, to allow of the removal of probably more than 20,000 feet of rock, so that the Mell Fell conglomerate could be deposited transgressively upon both Volcanic Eocks and Skiddaw Slates? The length of time must have been, great indeed, for the extensive denudation necessitates also a great...
Página 177 - I actually thought he would have torn my hands to pieces with his claws. I endeavoured to get him turned round, so as to get my hand to the back of his neck. Even then I had enough to do to hold him fast. How he screamed and yelled ! What an unearthly noise in the dead of...
Página 232 - FISHES, NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH : their Structure, Economic Uses, and Capture by Net and Rod. By the late FRANK BUCKLAND. With numerous Woodcuts.
Página 157 - It surrounds them, as a spider does its prey, with a fibrous net of narrow meshes, which is gradually converted into an impenetrable covering. While, however, the spider sucks its prey, and leaves it lying dead, the fungus, incites the algae taken in its net to more rapid activity ; nay, to more vigorous increase.

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