Sporting Magazine: Or, Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of the Turf, the Chase and Every Other Diversion Interesting to the Man of Pleasure, Enterprize, and Spirit, Band 13

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Rogerson & Tuxford, 1799
 

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Seite 147 - ... when suddenly a huge alligator rushed out of the reeds, and with a tremendous roar came up, and darted as swift as an arrow under my boat, emerging upright on my lee quarter, with open jaws, and belching water and smoke that fell upon me like rain in a hurricane. I laid soundly...
Seite 134 - But to throw one's self into cold spring water, when the body has been heated by exercise in the sun, is an imprudence which may prove fatal.
Seite 247 - ... to the House of Correction, there to be kept to hard labour for any time not exceeding three calendar months...
Seite 134 - I was drawn along the surface of the water in a very agreeable manner. Having then engaged another boy to carry my clothes round the pond, to a place which I pointed out to him, on the other side, I began to cross the pond with my kite, which carried me quite over without the least fatigue, and with the greatest pleasure imaginable.
Seite 148 - In the forepart of the upper jaw, on each side, just under the nostrils, are two very large, thick, strong teeth or tusks, not very sharp, but rather the shape of a cone: these are as white...
Seite 147 - ... upon another, nearly to the top. I believe they commonly lay from one to two hundred eggs in a...
Seite 94 - ... by a cypress swamp, covered with water, which below was joined to the shore of the little lake, and above to the marshes surrounding...
Seite 148 - ... in the head, by means of the prominency of the brows; the nostrils are large, inflated and prominent on the top, so that the head in the water resembles, at a distance, a great chunk of wood floating about.
Seite 92 - ... trout. About one hundred yards above my harbour began a cove or bay of the river, out of which opened a large lagoon. The mouth or entrance from the river to it was narrow, but the waters...
Seite 92 - The shores and forests resound his dreadful roar, together with the triumphing shouts of the plaited tribes around, witnesses of the horrid combat. My apprehensions were highly alarmed after being a spectator of so dreadful a battle.

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