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" Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry : the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious of surmounting the arduous task. But, when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted out so in their way, and was so... "
Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain ... - Page 1758
by John Claudius Loudon - 1838 - 2693 pages
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Animal Biography: Or, Authentic Anecdotes of the Lives, Manners ..., Volume 2

William Bingley - Animal behavior - 1803
...Raven-tree.'" Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry : the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...but, when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted so out in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged...
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A Picture of the Seasons: With Anecdotes and Remarks on Every Month in the Year

Geography - 1819 - 180 pages
...to get at this nest; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious of performing the arduous task. But, when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted out so much in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged...
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The Natural History of Domestic Animals: Containing an Account of Their ...

Animal behavior - 1821 - 178 pages
...difficulty wlwtted their inclinations, and each was ambitions of surmounting the arduous task ; but *vhe« they arrived at the swelling, it jutted out so in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that th« boldest lads were deterred, and icknowledg«I the undertaking to be too hazardous. Thus the mvcns...
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The Natural History of Selborne, Volume 1

Gilbert White - Natural history - 1822
...Raven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry : the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, nest upon nest, in perfect security, till the fatal day arrived in which the wood was to be levelled. It...
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The Every-day Book: Or Everlasting Calendar of Popular Amusements, Sports ...

William Hone - Calendars - 1827
...the raven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get nt this e>ry; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted out so much in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged...
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Animal biography, or, Popular zoology, Volume 2

William Bingley - 1829
...Raventree." Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this nest : the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...swelling, it jutted out so in their way, and was so far bepond their grasp, that the boldest lads were deterred, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too...
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The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Volume 16

1830
...raven tree.' Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry ; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were ewed, and acknowledged the undertaking to be too hazardous. So the ravens built on, nest upon nest,...
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Magazine of Natural History, Volume 3

John Claudius Loudon, Edward Charlesworth, John Denson - Natural history - 1830
...raven tree.' Many were the attempts 01 the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry ; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...the swelling, it jutted out so in their way, and was BO far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged the undertaking to...
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The Every-day Book and Table Book: Or, Everlasting Calendar of ..., Volume 2

William Hone - Days - 1830
...raven-tree. Many were the attempts of the neighbouring youths to get at this eyry ; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious...when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted out so much in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged...
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A Picture of the Seasons;: With Anecdotes and Remarks on Every Month in the ...

Months - 1830 - 176 pages
...to get at this nest; the difficulty whetted their inclinations, and each was ambitious of performing the arduous task. But, when they arrived at the swelling, it jutted out so much in their way, and was so far beyond their grasp, that the most daring lads were awed, and acknowledged...
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