The Angler;: A Poem, in Ten Cantos; Comprising Proper Instructions in the Art, with Rules to Choose Fishing Rods, Lines, Hooks, Floats, Baits, and to Make Artificial Flies; Receipts for Pastes, &c. &c. Embellished with Upwards of Twenty Beautiful Wood Cuts

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Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1822 - 231 sidor
 

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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 51 - Heav'n from all creatures hides the book of fate, All but the page prescrib'd, 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 today, Had he thy reason, would he skip and play? Pleas'd to the last, he crops the flow'ry food, And licks the hand just rais'd 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.
Sida viii - Angling; of which he would say, " it was 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...
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 Ms spirits, a diverter of sadness, a calmer of unquiet thoughts, a moderator of passions, a procurer of contentedness ; and that it begat habits of peace and patience in those that professed and practised it.
Sida 129 - This animal has twenty-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...
Sida vii - College, to which he was a liberal benefactor ; in which picture he is drawn leaning on a desk with his Bible before him, and on one hand of him his lines, hooks, and other tackling lying in a round ; and on his other hand are his anglerods of several sorts : and by them this is written,
Sida 26 - September ; for trout, put a codbait or gentle on the point, and let it sink a few inches in clear water. 4. Palmer-fly, or worm, found on leaves or plants, is commonly called a caterpillar, and when it comes to a fly is excellent for trout. 5. Ant-fly, is found in ant-hills from June to September. 6. The May-fly is to be found playing at the river-side, especially against rain. 7. The black-jly is to be found upon every hawthorn, after the buds are come off".
Sida 40 - I'll bid defiance to any wind that blows not too hard. If it blows high, yet not so high but that you may conveniently guide your tackle, they will...
Sida vi - The compleat angler : or, contemplative man's recreation. In two parts. By the ingenious and celebrated Mr. Isaac Walton, and Charles Cotton, Esq ; I. Being a discourse of rivers, fish-ponds, fish, and fishing.

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