The Harvest of the Sea: A Contribution to the Natural and Economic History of the British Food Fishes

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John Murray, 1865 - 519 pages

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Page 147 - The bright-ey'd perch with fins of Tyrian dye. The silver eel, in shining volumes roll'd, The yellow carp, in scales bedropp'd with gold, Swift trouts, diversified with crimson stains, And pikes, the tyrants of the wat'ry plains. Now Cancer glows with Phoebus...
Page 479 - It has been said that he who makes two blades of grass grow where only one grew before is a benefactor to his species.
Page 375 - The herring loves the merry moonlight, The mackerel loves the wind, But the oyster loves the dredging sang, For they come of a gentle kind.
Page 20 - History of Latin Christianity ; including that of the Popes to the Pontificate of Nicholas V.
Page 26 - History of Rome. From the Earliest Times to the Establishment of the Empire. With the History of Literature and Art.
Page 146 - O glide, fair stream! for ever so, Thy quiet soul on all bestowing, Till all our minds for ever flow As thy deep waters now are flowing. Vain thought! - Yet be as now thou art, That in thy waters may be seen The image of a poet's heart, How bright, how solemn, how serene!
Page 226 - ... ocean. It is divided into distinct columns of five or six miles in length and three or four in breadth...
Page 377 - ... air, and almost as abundant — are daily offered to the palates of the Manhattanese, and appreciated with all the gratitude which such a bounty of nature ought to inspire.
Page 181 - Ettrick shepherd ; and he now lives to see in his own ponds the most perfect realisation of the shepherd's predictions. A very eminent living naturalist, who has now seen all the stages of the question, said at one time that the parr had no connexion whatever with the migratory salmon ; and also that ' males are found so far advanced as to have the milt flow on being handled ; but at the same time, and indeed all the females which I have examined, had the roe in a backward state, and they have not...
Page 72 - ... his treatise on fishes. The Journal of Hanover also had papers on this art, and an account of Jacobi's proceedings was likewise enrolled in the memoirs of the Royal Academy of Berlin. The discovery of Jacobi was the simple result of a keen observation of the natural action of the breeding-salmon. Observing that the process of impregnation was entirely an external act, he saw at once that this could be easily imitated by careful manipulation ; so that by conducting artificial hatching on a large...

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