Dickens's dictionary of the Thames from Oxford to the Nore, 1880 Volume 2 ; An unconventional handbook

9781130516470: Dickens's dictionary of the Thames from Oxford to the Nore, 1880 Volume 2 ; An unconventional handbook
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 Excerpt: ...once in getting upon her back. This a Heron, whose long neck and long retired spot. About the year 1845 habit has been not unnoticed by legs enable him to see over the tall a few emigrants from the original Shakespeare, who wrote: rank herbage in which he stands; stock established themselves in So doth the swan her downy cygnets F" ljje frst si of danger he some large beech-trees in a wood save, is off. Early morning, or twilight, about three miles distant, and Keeping them prisoner underneath hr is the time at which to find herons within half a mile of the Thames. wings, by the river side--that is, on the In Buckinghamshire, Sir W, Henry V.t Part I., Act., ic. 3. Upper Thames. Lower dowD Clayton can boast of a heronry at By the expression "underneath about Barking and Rainham, these Harleyford, and a few years ago her wings," we may understand birds may be met with at all times a pair of herons nested in an oak under shelter of her wings, which of day in ihe marshes adjoining the at Fawley Court, not far from she arches over her back whereon river, as well as in the creeks and Henley j but the young were taken, the young are seated. on the mud-flats around Convey and they deserted the spot. A full grown male bird (techni-Island. There are several heronries In the metropolitan county there cally termed "cobb")would weigh in proximity to'the Thames, from were formerly two heronries--one about 40 Ibs., and a female("pen") which these birds come to fish. In at Uxbridge, and another at 5 Ibs. or61bs. less, while a cygnet Oxfordshire there is a small colony Osterly Park, the seat of Lord will run to 28 Ibs. or so, and it is in Far Wood, Southleigh, the seat Jersey. The last named, however, at about this weight, when pro-o...

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