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Contemplative Man's Recreation.
RIVERS, FISH-PONDS, FISH,
IN TWO PART S.
The FIRST written by
Mr. IS A A C WALTON,
Illuftrated with upwards of
Thirty COPPER-PLATE CUTS of the feveral Kinds
To which are prefixed,
The LIVES of the AUTHORS.
Notes Hiftorical, Critical, and Explanatory.
By Sir JOHN HAWKINS, Knt.
THE THIRD EDITION.
Printed for JoHN and FRANCIS RIVINGTON, (N° 62) at
HE benefits accruing to literature from the pa
tronage of great and judicious perfons, has generally been deemed a fufficient excufe for ad
dreffes of this nature; but however plausible such a reason might seem, the editor of the following piece had forborne to avail himself of it, or to requeft the patronage of so discerning a judge as yourself, if he had not hoped that his prefumption would have carried its own apology with it, and been confcious that, while he was foliciting Mr. Popham's protection for fo valuable a work as the Complete Angler, he was at once indulging his curiosity, and gratifying his benevolence,