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Essays

By: Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

...ng found, fault withal, that in mirth he had beaten downe a nest of young Sparrowes and then killed them, answered, he had great reason to doe it; fo... ...ke or luce over the tench; the swallowes over the grasse-hoppers) and the sparrow-hawkes over blacke-birds and larkes. ------ serpente ciconia pull... ...rumque Inficiunt coguntque suo fluitare colore. -- Ibid. 73. And yellow, russet, rustic curtained worke this feate In common sights abroade, where ...

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The Emerald Dagger

By: Barbara M. Hodges

...did not move fast enough were crushed beneath her. Behind her came a smaller russet-hued dragon. That must be Lilith, Kelsey thought. The smaller dra... ...” Zara turned, walked to the mountain’s drop-off, and launched skyward. The russet dragon rumbled a sigh. “Human, the saving of your life will be at ... ...did the etain’daman react to my touch? she wondered. “You eat no more than a sparrow.” He spooned more veg- etables onto her plate. “Eat. You will nee...

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Essays of Travel

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...’s a man lying bad with cramp, and I can’t find the doctor.’ He turned upon me as pert as a sparrow, but with a black look that is the prerogative of ... ...f, the solid bricks of woodland that lay squarely on slope and hill-top were not green, but russet and grey, and ever less russet and more grey as the... ...horizon. The sky was an opal-grey, touched here and there with blue, and with certain faint russets that looked as if they were reflections of the col... ...acherous stealthiness, that put the imagination on its guard and made me walk warily on the russet carpet- ing of last year’s leaves. The spirit of th... ...n’s eyes; and to come upon so many of them, after these acres of stone-coloured heavens and russet woods, and grey- brown ploughlands and white roads,... ...tle, and the sky was once more the old stone-coloured vault over the sallow meadows and the russet woods, as I set forth on a dog-cart from Wendover t...

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A Passion in the Desert

By: Honoré de Balzac

...n he had reached the summit of the hill she sprang with the lightness of a sparrow hopping from twig to twig, and rubbed herself against his legs, put... ...lanks. The profuse light cast down by the sun made this living gold, these russet markings, to burn in a way to give them an indefinable attraction. T...

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The Stokesley Secret

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...ack was the demure face of the sandy cat, on the watch for either bones or sparrows. A stout, stumpy, shrewd-looking labourer, in a short round frock,... ...some scraggy pine-trees, with scanty dark foliage at the top of their rude russet arms. Fine trees stood out here and there upon the slope of the fiel... ...eally held his tongue at first, could not help chiming in, “No, no; a cock-sparrow, for her London manners.” “No, that’s for me, Sam,” said Christabel... ...“No, that’s for me, Sam,” said Christabel good-humouredly . “A London-bred sparrow; a pert forward chit.” She really had found a safety-valve; the boy...

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Night and Day

By: Virginia Woolf

...aths in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The children got to know his figure, and the sparrows expected their daily scattering of bread-crumbs. No doubt, since h... ...i- cated, he suggested sitting down, and she took the seat beside him. The sparrows came fluttering about them, and Ralph produced from his pocket the... ...aved from his luncheon. He threw a few crumbs among them. “I’ve never seen sparrows so tame,” Mary observed, by way of saying something. “No,” said Ra... ...o tame,” Mary observed, by way of saying something. “No,” said Ralph. “The sparrows in Hyde Park aren’t as tame as this. If we keep perfectly still, I... ...per, but seeing that Ralph, for some cu- rious reason, took a pride in the sparrows, she bet him sixpence that he would not succeed. “Done!” he said; ... .... Its abrupt jerks shook him wide awake, and he saw Mary Datchet, a sturdy russet figure, with a dash of scarlet about it, as the carriage slid down t...

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New Poems

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...g, And kisses sweet to give and take By the flowery hawthorn brake. Now is russet Autumn here, Death and the grave and winter drear, And I must ponder... ...y olden heart returns And dances with the dancing burns; It sings with the sparrows; To the rain and the (grimy) barrows Sings my heart aloud – To the... ...s Stevenson (1918) Not now; but though beneath a stone-grey sky November’s russet woodlands toss and wail, Still the white road goes thro’ them, still...

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The Two Brothers Tranlated by Katharine Prescott Wormeley

By: Honoré de Balzac

...herself two large birdcages; one filled with canaries, the other with Java sparrows. She had given herself up to this juvenile fancy since the loss of... ...” For the last ten years Madame Descoings had taken on the ripe tints of a russet apple at Easter. Wrinkles had formed in her superabundant flesh, now... ... scamp has talent, and I put him at your disposal. He is twittering like a sparrow at the very idea of amusing himself at the chateau de Presles. Adie...

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

By: William Shakespeare

...om my flowery bed? BOTTOM: [Sings.] The finch, the sparrow and the lark, The plain song cuckoo gr... ...mic comes. When they him spy, As wild geese that the creeping fowler eye, Or russet pated choughs, many in sort, Rising and cawing at the gun’s report...

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The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke : A Study with the Text of the Folio of 1623

By: William Shakespeare

... haue I heard, and do in part beleeue it. 165 But looke, the Morne in Russet mantle clad, 166 Walkes o’re the dew of yon high Easterne Hill,... ..., we defie Augury; there’s a speciall 3669 Prouidence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’tis not 3670 to come: if it bee not to come, it...

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Hamlet

By: William Shakespeare

...HORATIO: So have I heard and do in part believe it. But, look, the morn, in russet mantle clad, Walks o’er the dew of yon high eastward hill: Break w... ...: Not a whit, we defy augury: there’s a special providence in the fall of a sparrow. If it be now, ’tis not to come; if it be not to come, it will be...

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

By: Charles Dickens

... in here!’ Tope announces it to the Dean as an established discovery. In a suit of coarse flannel with horn buttons, a yellow neckerchief with draggle... ...clashing street, imparts to the relieved pedestrian the sensation of having put cotton in his ears, and velvet soles on his boots. It is one of those ... ...ht shone in at the ugly garret-window, which had a penthouse to itself thrust out among the tiles; and on the cracked and smoke-blackened parapet beyo... ...‘If you had, he should have been made welcome,’ said Mr. Grewgious, ‘and I think he would have been pleased to be hung upon a nail outside and pit him...

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The Chaplet of Pearls

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

...mixed himself up with the enemies of the kingdom, like the stork among the sparrows. Both Diane and I are sorry for the necessity; but remember, child... ...rought back the words I had heard long ago, of the good God caring for the sparrows; and I knew He would care the more for me and mine, because I have... ...ight came below the branches, richly tinted 317 The Chaplet of Pearls the russet pillars, cast long shadows, and gleamed into all the recesses of the... ...the ladies half rose, rustled a slight reverence with their black, gray or russet skirts, but hardly lifted their eyes. Eustacie thought the Lou- vre ... ... and one or two, who held the old faith, and were like the crane among the sparrows, even observed that it was a judgment for the profane name that ha... ...apping guiltless folk into dungeons, and shooting inno- cent children like sparrows; but he grinned and cursed like a demon, and I left him.’ ‘In any ...

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Don Juan

By: George Byron

... tumbled all mankind into the grave, Besides fish, beasts, and birds. ‘The sparrow’s fall Is special providence, ’ though how it gave Offence,... ...the manor full of game; The pointer ranges, and the sportsman beats In russet jacket:—lynx like is his aim; Full grows his bag, and wonderfu... ...nerate a petticoat— A garment of a mystical sublimity, No matter whether russet, silk, or dimity. Byron’s Don Juan “Canto Fourteen” 290 Much...

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Jane Eyre

By: Charlotte Brontë

...n the silent trees, the falling fir-cones, the congealed relics of autumn, russet leaves, swept by past winds in heaps, and now stiffened together. I ... ...e brown birds, which stirred occasionally in the hedge, looked like single russet leaves that had forgotten to drop. This lane inclined up-hill all th... ...crowned with lotus-flowers, rising out of them; an elf sitting in a hedge- sparrow’s nest, under a wreath of hawthorn-bloom One morning I fell to sket... ...ust as if a royal eagle, chained to a perch, should be forced to entreat a sparrow to become its purveyor. But I would not be lachrymose: I dashed off...

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Dynevor Terrace

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

... birds in the air at once,’ said Louis, beginning to chirp like a melee of sparrows, turning it into the croak of a raven, and breaking off suddenly w... ..., but colour, as I have seen a camera clear itself—blue sky, purple hills, russet and orange woods, a great elm green picked out with yellow, a mass o...

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Dombey and Son

By: Charles Dickens

...ng to shut the door, ‘dreadful unbusiness-like to see him whistling to the sparrows down the court, and making of ‘em answer him.’ ‘You said he wanted... ...ully as if he were not coming back for a week, went on his quest among the sparrows in the court. While he was gone, Mr Carker assumed his favourite a... ... of sun peeping in from the great street round the cor- ner, and the smoky sparrows hopped over it and back again, brightening as they passed: or bath... ...ening as they passed: or bathed in it, like a stream, and became glorified sparrows, unconnected with chimneys. Leg- ends in praise of Ginger-Beer, wi... ...uilt out, and don’t shine there. There is a meagre tree outside, where the sparrows are chirping a little; and there is a blackbird in an eyelet-hole ... ... the footsteps, harassed him to death. Objects began to take a bleared and russet colour in his eyes. Dombey and Son was no more—his children no more....

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Ten Years Later

By: Alexandre Dumas

...cotch?” inquired Winter. “What Scotch?” “Ours, egad!” exclaimed Athos. “Those in whom the king has confided—Lord Leven’s Highlanders.” “No,” said Wint... ...y. You cannot understand the position we are in. In this kind of game, not to kill is to let one’s self be killed. This fox of a fellow will be sendin...

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John Keble's Parishes a History of Hursley and Otterbourne

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge

... head, a “poul cat,” marten cats, and hedgehogs. These last, together with sparrows, continue to appear till 1832, when the Rev. Robert Shuckburgh, in... ...us).—Sometimes hovering over heathlands or farmyards, but not very common. Sparrow-Hawk (Accipiter fringillarius).—Taken in a trap set for rats at Ott... ...ld be without his pert movements when he comes down alter- nately with his russet wife. One blackbird with a broad white feather on each side of his t... ...lackheaded or Reed Bunting (Emberiza schaenidus).— Brambridge, April 1896. Sparrow (Passer domesticus).—One curious fact about this despised animal is... ... whom Elderfield is named, made it his business to exterminate the village sparrows. He often brought them down to one, but always by the next morning... ...ws. He often brought them down to one, but always by the next morning that sparrow had provided him- self with a mate to share his Castle Dangerous. S...

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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

By: Henry David Thoreau

... thus left the woods to ring again with their ech oes; and it may be many russet clad children, lurking in those broad meadows, with the bittern and ... ...disk of a star. At intervals we were serenaded by the song of a dream ing sparrow or the throttled cry of an owl, but after each sound which near at ... ...hile, like hawks, that would fain keep on the wing, and trust to pick up a sparrow now and then. 76 AWeekontheConcordandMerrimackRivers There are alr... ...t first “Away! away!” Many a lengthy reach we’ve rowed, Still the sparrow on the spray Hastes to usher in the day With her simple st... ... other held it fast against its incisors as chisels. Like an inde pendent russet leaf, with a will of its own, rustling whither it could; now under t... ...etteth his rain fall on the just and on the unjust, and without whom not a sparrow falleth to the ground, would not neglect the stranger (meaning me),... ... of all these birds that people the air and forest for our solacement? The sparrows seem always chipper, never infirm. We do not see their bodies lie ... ...trouble of watching for rocks, we saw by the flitting clouds, by the first russet tinge on the hills, by the rushing river, the cottages on shore, and...

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Walden Or, Life in the Woods

By: Henry David Thoreau

...ade a villager, — the wood thrush, the veery, the scarlet tanager, the field sparrow, the whippoorwill, and many others. I was seated by the shore of ... ...nging like the birds, I silently smiled at my incessant good fortune. As the sparrow had its trill, sitting on the hickory before my door, so had I my... ...uestions art never perplexed, As tame at the first sight as now, In thy plain russet gabardine dressed.” * * “Come ye who love, And ye who hate, Childr... ...which I was carrying in, and pecked at the sticks without fear. I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment while I was hoeing in a vill... ... winter quarters. On the 13th of March, after I had heard the bluebird, song sparrow, and red wing, the ice was still nearly a foot thick. As the weat... ...ow banks, and the sun dispersing the mist smiles on a checkered landscape of russet and white smoking with incense, through which the traveller picks ... ...r force, and fell into a strain of invective that was irresistible. The first sparrow of spring! The year beginning with younger hope than ever! The fa...

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The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson to His Family and Friends ; Selected and Edited with Notes and Introd. By Sidney Colvin : Volume 1

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

...ver, everything has its compensa- tion, and when day came at last, and the sparrows awoke with trills and carol-ets, the dawn seemed to fall on me lik... ... of our window), and such continual visitation of grey doves and big-nosed sparrows, as make our little bye-street into a perfect aviary. I look acros... ...elicate green shoots upright and beginning to frond out, among last year’s russet bracken. Flights of crows were passing continually between the wintr... ...blessed thing that, in this forest of art, we can pursue our wood-lice and sparrows, and not catch them, with almost the same fervour of exhilaration ...

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The Collected Poems

By: William Butler Yeats

...owing, Threaten the head that I love. THE SORROW OF LOVE THE brawling of a sparrow in the eaves, The brilliant moon and all the milky sky, And all tha... ...ood’s woven shade, And dance upon the level shore? Young man, lift up your russet brow, And lift your tender eyelids, maid, And brood on hopes and fea... ...d covered the world with shade, And whispered to mankind. Upon the time of sparrow chirp When the moths came once more. The old priest Peter Gilligan ... ...ND AMONG THE REEDS 65 MAID QUIET WHERE has Maid Quiet gone to, Nodding her russet hood? The winds that awakened the stars Are blowing through my blood...

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Sartor Resartus the Life and Opinions of Herr Teufelsdr Ockh

By: Thomas Carlyle

...r ordinary biped, of any country or generation, be he gold mantled Prince or russet jerkined Peas ant, that his Vestments and his Self are not one an... ...rugged all nourishing Earth,’ as Sophocles well names her; how she feeds the sparrow on the house top, much more her darling, man? While thou stirrest...

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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

By: Charles Dickens

...perhaps, if the weather be particularly genial, even tempts some rheumatic sparrow to chirrup in its branches. People sometimes call these dark yards ... ...nd large moustachios, who rode a-hunting in clothes of Lincoln green, with russet boots on his feet, and a bugle slung over his shoulder like the guar... ...y other gentlemen of inferior rank, in Lincoln green a little coarser, and russet boots with a little thicker soles, turned out directly: and away gal...

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Dombey and Son

By: Charles Dickens

... of sun peeping in from the great street round the cor- ner, and the smoky sparrows hopped over it and back again, brightening as they passed: or bath... ...ening as they passed: or bathed in it, like a stream, and became glorified sparrows, unconnected with chimneys. Leg- ends in praise of Ginger-Beer, wi... ...uilt out, and don’t shine there. There is a meagre tree outside, where the sparrows are chirping a little; and there is a blackbird in an eyelet-hole ... ... the footsteps, harassed him to death. Objects began to take a bleared and russet colour in his eyes. Dombey and Son was no more—his children no more....

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Leaves of Grass

By: Walt Whitman

...ay, the hylas croaking in the ponds, the elastic air, Bees, butterflies, the sparrow with its simple notes, Blue bird and darting swallow, nor forget ... ... the face all berry brown and bearded—the stout strong frame, Dress’d in its russet suit of good Scotch cloth: (Then what the told out story of those ...

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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

By: Charles Dickens

...perhaps, if the weather be particularly genial, even tempts some rheumatic sparrow to chirrup in its branches. People sometimes call these dark yards ... ...nd large moustachios, who rode a-hunting in clothes of Lincoln green, with russet boots on his feet, and a bugle slung over his shoulder like the guar... ...y other gentlemen of inferior rank, in Lincoln green a little coarser, and russet boots with a little thicker soles, turned out directly: and away gal... ...rths of his nose, and sticking his arms a-kimbo, looked very fiercely at a sparrow hard by, till the bird flew away , when he put his cap in his pocke...

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