The Complete Angler; Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Fac-simile Reprint of the First Edition, Published in 1653

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Baker & Taylor, 1653 - 246 sidor
 

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Sida 67 - The rest complains of cares to come. The flowers do fade, and wanton fields To wayward Winter reckoning yields: A honey tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall. Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of roses, Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies, Soon break...
Sida 62 - Look you, Scholar, thereabout we shall have a bite presently, or not at all: have with you Sir ! o
Sida 65 - I know it now. I learned the first part in my golden age, when I was about the age of my poor daughter; and the latter part, which indeed fits me best now, but two or three years ago, when the cares of the world began to take hold of me: but you shall, God willing, hear them both, and sung as well as we can, for we both love anglers. Come, Maudlin, sing the first part to the gentlemen...
Sida 244 - I'll be rather. Would the World now adopt me for her heir ; Would beauty's Queen entitle me the fair ; Fame speak me fortune's minion ; could I
Sida 79 - Angle, for a companion that is cheerful, and free from swearing and scurrilous discourse, is worth gold. I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning ; nor men that cannot well bear it, to repent the money they spend...
Sida 53 - ... as a snail moves, to that chub you intend to catch ; let your bait fall gently upon the water three or four inches before him, and he will infallibly take the bait.
Sida 69 - ... Well sung, good woman ; I thank you. I'll give you another dish of fish one of these days ; and then beg another song of you. Come, scholar ! let Maudlin alone : do not you offer to spoil her voice. Look ! yonder comes mine hostess, to call us to supper. How now ! is my brother Peter come ? HOSTESS. Yes, and a friend with him. They are both glad to hear that you are in these parts ; and long to see you ; and long to be at supper, for they be very hungry.
Sida 78 - High trolollie, lollie, lol; high trolollie, lee; And with their pleasant roundelays Bid welcome to the spring : Then care away, and wend along with me. This is not half the happiness The countryman enjoys, High trolollie, lollie...
Sida 185 - And if myself have leave to see, I need not their light, having thee. Let others freeze with angling reeds, And cut their legs with shells and weeds, Or treacherously poor fish beset With strangling snare, or windowy net.
Sida 52 - ... possible ; then put a grasshopper on your hook, and let your hook hang a quarter of a yard short of the water, to which end you must rest your rod on some bough of the tree...

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