The Pheasant: Natural History

Longmans, Green, 1895 - 265 pàgines

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Pàgina 50 - They are, under the point of view of religion and philosophy, wholly rotten, and from the sole of the foot to the crown of the head there is no soundness in them.
Pàgina 257 - Many thanks, my dear Sir, for your kind present of game. If there is a pure and elevated pleasure in this world, it is the roast pheasant and bread sauce — barn door fowls for dissenters, but for the real churchman, the thirty-nine times articled clerk — the pheasant, the pheasant ! ' Ever yours,
Pàgina 8 - Curlew," which carries us back to 1381. We read of the •' Fawkon and the Fesaunt both," in the old ballad of the ' Battle of Otterbourne.' At the ' Intronazation of George Nevell," archbishop of York, in the reign of our fourth Edward, we find among the goodly provision
Pàgina 259 - London: LONGMANS, GREEN, & CO. Edited by the DUKE OF BEAUFORT, KG and AET WATSON. HUNTING. By the DUKE OF BEAUFORT, KG and MOWBRAY MORRIS. With Contributions by the EARL OF SUFFOLK AND BERKSHIRE, Rev. EWL DAVIES, DIGBY COLLINS, and ALFRED ET WATSON. With 53 Illustrations. Crown 8vo.
Pàgina 9 - VIII,, we find twelve pheasants charged twenty shillings; ninl they seem to have maintained their value, as, among the expenses of the same Sir John Nevile, for, as he writes it, " the marriage of my son-in-law, Roger Rockley, and my daughter Elizabeth Nevile, the 14th of January, in the seventeenth year of the reigne of our soveraigne lord King Henry VIIL," is the following : — " Item in Pheasants 18, 24 shillings.
Pàgina 12 - ... pheasants of his own raising. On Mr. Oliver's "Because of this intermingling of species, all pheasants imported as pure stock should be examined carefully. Even in English pheasants that appear to be pure bred (that is, which have no trace of a white neck ring), the subterminal bar of the ringneck is usually more or less developed on the feathers of the lower back, and the basal part of the central tail feathers is rather widely barred with black, instead of showing the narrow bar of the pure-blooded...
Pàgina 42 - Sir Philip Egerton has informed us that a hen pheasant at Oulton Park, Cheshire, which had .nearly assumed the plumage of the cock, laid a nest full of eggs, from which she was driven by the curiosity of 'persons who came to gaze at so strange a sight. She then laid another nest full of eggs, sat upon them, and hatched them ; but the young all died soon after they were excluded.
Pàgina 260 - TENNIS, LA WN TENNIS, RACKETS AND FIVES. By JM and CG HEATHCOTE, EO PLEYDELL-BOUVERIE, and AC AINOER. With Contributions by the Hon. A. LYTTELTON, WC MARSHALL, Miss L. DOD, etc. With 12 Plates and 67 Illustrations in the Text. Cr. 8vo., 1os. 6d. YACHTING. Vol. I. CRUISING, CONSTRUCTION OF YACHTS, YACHT RACING RULES, FITTING-OUT, etc.
Pàgina 8 - Italians, and Faisan of the French. More doubt hangs about its introduction into Great Britain, and the time of that introduction. We are told that the price of one was fourpence in the time of our first Edward (AD 1299). In 'The Forme of Cury...

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