Ancient Angling Authors

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Gurney and Jackson, 1910 - 239 pages
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Page 236 - Complete Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation : being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds. Fish and Fishing, written by IZAAK WALTON ; and Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a clear Stream, by CHARLES COTTON.
Page 182 - To frame the little animal, provide All the gay hues that wait on female pride ; Let Nature guide thee ! sometimes golden wire The shining bellies of the fly require ; The peacock's plumes thy tackle must not fail, Nor the dear purchase of the sable's tail. Each gaudy bird some slender tribute brings, And lends the growing insect proper wings : Silks of all colours must their aid impart, And every fur promote the fisher's art.
Page 181 - Now expectation cheers his eager thought, His bosom glows with treasures yet uncaught ; Before his eyes a banquet seems to stand, Where every guest applauds his skilful hand.
Page 92 - If I had known it but twenty years ago I would have gained a hundred pounds, only with that bait. I am bound in duty to divulge it to your honour, and not to carry it to my grave with me. I do desire that men of quality should have it that delight in that pleasure. The greedy angler will murmur at me : but for -that I care not.
Page 157 - Whitney ( John). The genteel recreation : or, the pleasure of angling. A poem. With a dialogue between Piscator and Corydon. By John Whitney, a lover of the angle.
Page 182 - Mark well the various seasons of the year, How the succeeding insect race appear ; In this revolving moon one colour reigns, Which in the next the fickle trout disdains. Oft...
Page 188 - The Compleat Fisherman, being a Large and Particular Account of all the Several Ways of Fishing now Practised in Europe, with Abundance of Curious Secrets and Niceties in the Art of Fishing as well...
Page xii - ... pleasant shade by the sweet silver streams; he hath good air, and sweet smells of fine fresh meadow flowers, he hears the melodious harmony of birds, he sees the swans, herons, ducks...
Page 181 - When floating clouds their spongy fleeces drain, Troubling the streams with swift-descending rain, And waters, tumbling down the mountain's side, Bear the loose soil into the swelling tide...
Page 12 - I have compylyd it in a greter uolume, of dyuerse bokys concernynge to gentyll and noble men, to the entent that the forsayd ydle persones whyche sholde haue but lytyll mesure in the sayd...

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