Angling Resorts Near London; The Thames And The Lea

Paperback | February 9, 2012

byJ. P. Wheeldon

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1878 Excerpt: ... 209 IN A WEIR POOL ON THE KENNET. If a man has an enemy, and his enemy is an angler, and, so being, it is desired to condemn him to condign and heavy chastisement, put him, say I, into a punt in one of the Lower Thames reaches, and tell him to catch fish. If that is not enough to make him wish himself unborn in a couple of hours, he is possessed of such an amount of equanimity and sweetness of disposition that he doesn't deserve to be punished, and should be released for the rest of the day from his awful doom. First of all there are steam launches, this year I verily believe more numerous than ever, certainly with increased steam-whistle power, cool effrontery, and selfish, hateful indifference to the comfort of others, on the part of a large proportion of the crews on board. Then boating parties in all shapes and proportions, from the big roomy galleon, holding pater, with a face like the setting sun, but happy and comfortable withal; ma' and "the girls" lolling back in the stern-sheets, muffled up to the eyes, as a matter of course, in some fleecy, gauzy material, although the atmosphere is like the interior of the Jermyn Street Hammam, and pulled by the lads, home from Harrow or Eton, bound picnicing, as one can see at a glance at the well-filled hampers and cooking apparatus, and come blundering over the swim, just shaving your poles, yet in this case nearly always with a courteous apology for their carelessness, generally owing to Ada, who is steering, having both eyes bright as sapphires, and as blue, bless her! focussed full upon Harry Dashington, who, just clearing the unfortunate with the rod in his hand at the other end of the punt, is going at racing pace in an outrigger, and splashing no little because he's altered his usual rate of stroke. The...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1878 Excerpt: ... 209 IN A WEIR POOL ON THE KENNET. If a man has an enemy, and his enemy is an angler, and, so being, it is desired to condemn him...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217685048

ISBN - 13:9780217685047

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