I went a-chestnutting there in the fall, on windy days, when the nuts were dropping into the water and were washed to my feet; and one day, as I crept along its sedgy
shore, the fresh spray blowing in my face, I came upon the mouldering wreck of a boat, the sides gone, and hardly more than the impression of its flat bottom left amid the rushes; yet its model was sharply defined, as if it were a large decayed pad, with its veins.
The sound came from over behind the bank, that here was steep and high, dropping from the edge of the road a half a score of feet to the sedgy
verge of the river.
All along by the sedgy
banks of the rivers long lines of pages led their masters' chargers down to water, while the knights themselves lounged in gayly-dressed groups about the doors of their pavilions, or rode out, with their falcons upon their wrists and their greyhounds behind them, in quest of quail or of leveret.
An enormous ditch, sometimes two or three miles wide, running liquid mud, six miles an hour: its strong and frothy current choked and obstructed everywhere by huge logs and whole forest trees: now twining themselves together in great rafts, from the interstices of which a sedgy
, lazy foam works up, to float upon the water's top; now rolling past like monstrous bodies, their tangled roots showing like matted hair; now glancing singly by like giant leeches; and now writhing round and round in the vortex of some small whirlpool, like wounded snakes.
The pale-green dress, and the green leaves that seemed to form a border about her pale blond hair, made me think of a Water-Nixie--for my mind was full of German lyrics, and this pale, fatal-eyed woman, with the green weeds, looked like a birth from some cold sedgy
stream, the daughter of an aged river.
It won't long Meade's Menace Down at Sedgy
, ARTHUR MAC (2.20) ought to be winning the opener for the shrewd handler Henry Oliver with the outstanding 7lb claimer Jason Dixon taking the ride.
Cherished grandfather of Stacey (Matt) Kricensky, Daniel (Katie) Sedgwick, and Pamela Aaron, great-grandfather of Isabella, Samantha, Baby "Sedgy
," Tiffini, and Jakara.
Fisher said: "Sedgy
got in touch saying he needs to ride more meetings and that he'd like to be in the Testimonial.