Historical Sketches of the Angling Literature of All Nations by Robert BlakeyHistorical Sketches of the Angling Literature of All Nations by Robert Blakey

Historical Sketches of the Angling Literature of All Nations

byRobert Blakey

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. Angling Literature in Great Britain, from the year 1S00 to the present day. Angling Literature has made surprising advances within the period comprehended in this chapter. It has become more varied, philosophical, imaginative, sentimental, and humorous, than at any previous period of its history; and every year we not only witness new works on the subject of angling, which are eagerly purchased, but we likewise see an increasing amount of general knowledge and literary talent thrown into their composition. Vanier's book upon fish, originally written in Latin, was made known to the English reader in 1809. We shall give a few stanzas from it. "OP FISH. Lines translated from the Latin Poem called 'Taniere,' by the Rev. John Duncombe, of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Of fish I sing, and to the rural cares Now add the labour of my younger years. These lays, Lemoignon, your protection claim, Now more improved since first they gave me fame. From hence to tend the doves and vines I taught, And whate'er else my riper years have wrought. # # # Chuse then a place to practise your deceit, Where rock reduce the river to a strait, So that the siream may flow, when thus oonfin'd With force to turn a mill and corn to grind; Then near the floodgates is a narrow space; Hard of access, with reeds inclose a place: The bending osiers will with ease allow The stream retiring thro' the chinks to flow.-- a The trout loves rivers in obscure retreats, Thrown into standing water, she forgets Her former beauty, and neglects her love, And all the flesh will then insipid prove. # In the clear stream she casts her modest eyes, And in a fillet her fair tresses lies. While in this solitude she thus remains, And dyes her beauteous face with...
Title:Historical Sketches of the Angling Literature of All NationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217222730

ISBN - 13:9780217222730