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Sida 50 - Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate, All but the page prescribed, their present state: From brutes what men, from men what spirits know: Or who could suffer being here below? The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play? Pleased to the last, he crops the flowery food, And licks the hand just raised to shed his blood.
Sida 113 - ... mace, and the rinds of oranges and lemons. That done, cover your pot and set it on a quick fire till it be sufficiently boiled. Then take out the Carp ; and lay it, with the broth, into the dish ; and pour upon it a quarter of a pound of the best fresh butter, melted, and beaten with half a dozen spoonfuls of the broth, the yolks of two or three eggs, and some of the herbs shred : garnish your dish with lemons, and so serve it up. And much good do you ! Dr.
Sida viii - Twas an employment for his idle time, which was then not idly spent " ; for angling was, after tedious study, " a rest to his mind, a cheerer of his spirits, a diverter of sadness, a calmer of unquiet thoughts, a moderator of passions, a procurer of contentedness ; and that it begot habits of peace and patience in those that professed and practised it.
Sida viii - ... twas an employment for his idle time, which was then not idly spent, for angling was, after tedious study, a rest to his mind, a cheerer of his spirits, a diversion of sadness, a calmer of unquiet thoughts, a moderator of passions, a procurer of contentedness," and " that it begot habits of peace and patience in those that professed and practised it.
Sida 129 - ... are very muscular and designed to close the mouth firmly, •while in the action of diving, and the nose and corners of the mouth are furnished with very long whiskers ; it has thirty-six teeth, six cutting and two canine above and below, of the former, the middlemost are the least, it has besides five grinders on each side in both jaws; The legs are very short, but remarkably broad and muscular, the., joints articulated so loosely, that the Otter can turn them quite back, and bring them on a...
Sida 22 - Of these there are divers kinds; some made of Muscovy duck quills, which are the best for slow waters; but, for strong streams, sound cork, without flaws or holes, bored through with a hot iron, into which is put a quill of exact proportion, is preferable : pare the cork to a pyramidal form, and make it smooth.
Sida 26 - Oak-fly,found in the body of an old oak or afhjwith its head downwards, is of a brown colour, and excellent from May to September ; for trout, put a cod-bait or gentle on the point, and let it fink a few inches in clear water.
Sida 40 - First, observe to fish in a river somewhat disturbed by rain, or in a cloudy day, when the waters are moved by a gentle breeze. The south wind is best ; the west indifferent ; but the east is stark naught. But as...
Sida 178 - And where pike, or large perch, or even trout,are in plenty, before the hunters — if I may so term these fishers — have run down the first pike, others are seen coming towards them, with a velocity proportionable to the fish that is at them.
Sida 193 - CHORUS. Come jolly anglers, one and all, You're kindly welcome to Trout-Hall. Their stomachs fortified, around The sparkling fire the anglers spread ; Fill pipes ; crack jokes ; the walls resound With laughter that might rouse the dead ; The supper on the table smokes ! Round the oak board they take their seats ; Now din of knives, forks, plates ! no jokes — Right earnest aldermanic feats. CHORUS. Much good may't do each honest soul Each true bred brother of Trout-Hall. The supper o'er, well fill'd...