a sufficient stock of carrion crows, jackdaws, jays, magpies, brown owls, kestrels, merlins, and sparrow-hawks, for the benefit of natural history and my own instruction and amusement."
In 1796 Waterton left Tudhoe school and went to Stonyhurst College in Lancashire. It was a country house of the picturesque style of King James I., which had just been made over by Mr. Weld of Lulworth to the Jesuits expelled from Liege. The country round Stonyhurst is varied by hills and streams, and there are mountains at no great distance.
"Whernside, Pendle Hill, and Ingleboro', Three higher hills you'll not find England thoro',"
as they are described, with equal disregard of exact mensuration and of rhythm, in a local rhyme which Waterton learned. Curlew used to fly by in flocks, and the country people had also a rhyme about the curlew:--
"Be she white or be she black, She carries sixpence on her back,"
which Waterton used to say showed how our ancestors valued the bird at table.
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