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Discussion in 'Other Chatter' started by Dave, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. boatman

    boatman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Now what say you, have we not done enough to answer the challenge? May we not now return to the delectable mountains of our native land, where the pine and the oak cast shadows on the carpet of the woods, where sweet water flows, where the deer draw down the dale; the hare scuttles 'neath the bush, and where the meadow lark pipes his mellow note? Such a land suits the bowman, and nature planned this sylvan background for his especial implements of the chase. There with horn and hound and a stout yew stave, no man would seek other fields to conquer.

    If you can hear this call, down the avenues of time; if you can smell the dank forest incense and your hand itches to draw a cloth yard shaft across a sturdy bow, then you are one of the immortals. In you we have the heart of the true archer.

    To you, I hereby bequeath all the yew trees of this good green earth, that the bow staves may be ever yours. I bequeath all stiff wood for arrow shafts and keen steel heads to fit.

    Flax and feathers are yours by right of heritage and I leave you, so long as you draw a bow string, all this world of forest and open fields for your delight, and all the wild life therein. And I leave you the sun by day and the moon and stars by night, and the gentle breeze that blows the fragrance of flower and tree and dust to your nostrils.

    The long delicious trails and mountain paths are yours. The ecstasy of cool running streams I give you freely when athirst, and last of all I leave to you the thrill of life and the joy of youth that throbs a moment in a well bent bow, then leaps forth in the flight of an arrow.

    Saxton Pope
     
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    Empty-handed I entered the world
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    That got entangled.



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  3. boatman

    boatman Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    [FONT=&quot]Traveller, drink not here in the solitude this warm water so full of mud from the torrent, but go a little farther over this hill whereon the heifers are grazing, and by the shepherds' pine there you will find a fountain bubbling up through the generous rock, colder than the snow from the north. Epigram of Leonidas[/FONT]
     
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    "The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has limits." Albert Einstein.
     
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    santaman2000 M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    The more I learn about people, the better I like my dog. Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain)
     
  6. Dave

    Dave Hill Dweller

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    There's another good one just down here [​IMG]
     
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    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    "Never rub another mans Rhubarb".

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    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    In the great circle of wisdom madness and genius are right next to each other - my mentor during police training.
     
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    You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on. Dean Martin.
     
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