Notes on Fish and Fishing

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byJohn Jackson Manley

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... NOTE XX. THAMES ANGLING. "In that blent moment from his oozy bed Old Father Thames advanced his reverend head-- Around his throne the sea-born brothers stood, Who swell with tributary urns his flood; First the famed authors of his ancient name, The winding Isis and the fruitful Thame." Pope. "But health and labour's willing train Crowns all Thy banks with waving grain, With beauty decks thy sylvan shades, With livelier green invests thy glades; And grace, and bloom, and plenty pours O'er thy sweet meads and willowy shores, The fields where herds unnumber'd rove, The laurell'd path, the beechen grove, The oak, in lonely grandeur free, Lord of the forest and the sea; The spreading plain, the cultured hill, The tranquil cot, the restless mill, The lonely hamlet, calm and still; The village spire, the busy town, The shelving bank, the rising down; The fisher's punt, the peasant's home, The woodland seat, the regal dome,--In quick succession rise to charm The mind with virtuous feelings warm; Till where thy widening current glides To mingle with the turbid tides, Thy spacious breast displays unfurl'd The ensigns ofth' assembled world." As at the beginning of these Notes it may have been put down as a grand omission that I did not deal with salmon, so at the end of them it may be noticed that I have omitted a discourse on eels and lamperns. I have already given a reason--a good one, I think--for the first omission; for the last I can offer two. The one is that I have no space left for eels (to say nothing of lamperns), having already transgressed the number of pages assigned for my memoranda and miscellaneous chit-chat; and to deal fully with eels, and the variety of questions connected with these strange creatures, would involve a larger Note than any I have y...

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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. 1877. Excerpt: ... NOTE XX. THAMES ANGLING. "In that blent moment from his oozy bed Old Father Thames advanced his reverend head-- Around his thr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217265790

ISBN - 13:9780217265799

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