He would not cross the door-stones of the house, except at night, when he walked just like a ghost about the grounds and in the orchard as if he had lost his senses-- which it is my opinion he had; for a more spirited, bolder, keener gentleman than he was before that midge
of a governess crossed him, you never saw, ma'am.
Alas, sir, I am Midge, the Miller's son," said he in a frightened voice.
I make my vow," quoth merry Robin, smiting him upon the shoulder, "thou art the mightiest Midge that e'er mine eyes beheld.
So that night all was ablaze with crackling fires in the woodlands, for though Robin and those others spoken of, only excepting Midge, the Miller's son, had many a sore bump and bruise here and there on their bodies, they were still not so sore in the joints that they could not enjoy a jolly feast given all in welcome to the new members of the band.
Encouraged by his success, in the evening, when they were sitting alone in the large study, where East lived now almost, "vice Arthur on leave," after examining the new fishing-rod, which both pronounced to be the genuine article ("play enough to throw a midge
tied on a single hair against the wind, and strength enough to hold a grampus"), they naturally began talking about Arthur.
more especially when we are so active in his service as we are), since he fails not the midges
of the air, nor the grubs of the earth, nor the tadpoles of the water, and is so merciful that he maketh his sun to rise on the good and on the evil, and sendeth rain on the unjust and on the just.
And the willow-wren summoned everything which flew in the air, not only birds, large and small, but midges
, and hornets, bees and flies had to come.
One Asiatic airship--it looked to Bert from below like three hundred yards of pavement--whirled back and circled two or three times over that great overthrow, and half a dozen crimson flying-machines danced for a moment like great midges
in the sunlight before they swept on after their fellows.
Here I was not only troubled by a cloud of stinging midges
, but far more by the doubts of my mind.
He went up to his coachman, who was dozing on the box in the shadow, already lengthening, of a thick limetree; he admired the shifting clouds of midges
circling over the hot horses, and, waking the coachman, he jumped into the carriage, and told him to drive to Bryansky's.
But an experiment carried out for BBC One Scotland documentary The Secret Life of Midges
reveals around one in seven Scots have a built-in midge
The programme takes a close-up view of the midge
and ropes in volunteers to test who's the most attractive.