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Literary and General Lectures and Essays (Volume 20) (Paperback) Loot Price: R462 Discovery Miles 4 620
Literary and General Lectures and Essays (Volume 20) (Paperback): Charles Kingsley
Literary and General Lectures and Essays (Volume 20) (Paperback): Charles Kingsley

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Literary and General Lectures and Essays (Volume 20) (Paperback)

Charles Kingsley

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PHAETHON; OB, LOOSE THOUGHTS FOE LOOSE THINKEES. 1852. Templeton and I were lounging by the clear limestone stream which crossed his park and wound away round wooded hills toward the distant Severn. A lovelier fishing morning sportsman never saw. A soft gray under-roof of cloud slid on before a soft west wind, and here and there a stray gleam of sunlight shot into the vale across the purple mountain-tops, and awoke into busy life the denizens of the water, already quickened by the mysterious electric influences of the last night's thunder-shower. The long-winged cinnamon-flies spun and fluttered over the pools; the sand-bees hummed merrily round their burrows in the marly bank; and delicate iridescent ephemerae rose by hundreds from the depths, and, dropping their shells, floated away, each a tiny Venus Anadyomene, down the glassy ripples of the reaches. Every moment a heavy splash beneath some overhanging tuft of milfoil or water hemlock proclaimed the death-doom of a L. G. 2 A hapless beetle who had dropped into the stream beneath; yet still we fished and fished, and caught nothing, and seemed utterly careless about catching anything; till the old keeper who followed us, sighing and shrugging his shoulders, broke forth into open remonstrance: "Excuse my liberty, gentlemen, but what ever is the matter with you and master, sir? I never did see you miss so many honest rises before." "It is too true," said Templeton to me with a laugh. "I must confess I have been dreaming instead of fishing the whole morning. But what has happened to you, who are not as apt as I am to do nothing by trying to do two things at once?" "My hand may well be somewhat unsteady; for to tell the truth, I sat up all last night writing." "A hopeful preparation for a day's fishing in li...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Charles Kingsley
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 102
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-13850-7
Barcode: 9781151138507
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-13850-9

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