The Art Of Angling; As Practised In Scotland

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byThomas Tod Stoddart

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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. 1836. Excerpt: ... THE SCOTTISH ANGLER. CHAPTER I. RIVERS. Taking them all in all, there are few streams equal to those of our own land. They have a glad, free music in their sound, accordant with the freshest feelings of our nature, and a bright, living purity, which gives a measure of its complexion to the thoughts of such as " Wander among blossoms and meek flowers That strew their margins." Many, very many are the rivers of old Scotland; and of these, none is without its attractions, whether scenic, historical, or otherwise. Tay, for instance, can boast of its Scone, the former abode of royalty--of Perth, too, and Dunkeld, and the Breadalbane's Tower; Tweed is skirted by the abbeys of Melrose and Dryburgh, by Abbotsford and Ashiesteil; Clyde hath its celebrated falls; Nith is sanctified to the memory of Burns, and Forth to that of Wallace, the champion of our liberties. But why speak of more and lesser streams, that have all and each their hold upon the heart--endeared to us whether by some old melody, or grateful recollection? A We would talk at present, not as philosophers but anglers, as those who cultivate the solitary art, and value by its finny treasures " The tuneful brook, that to the birchen tree, Chimes as it wanders with a merry strain--The thoughtful river sweeping solemnly Toward the surges of the distant main." In this chapter upon Scottish rivers, we shall endeavour briefly to give our idea of what constitutes a good angling river, which may be done best by means of contrast. In rocky waters, where the bottom is without soil and channel, having at most but a thin layer of the latter, good trout never abound; and the reason is obvious: there is no proper food necessary to their multiplication and growth. The banks, which in such streams are generally undet...

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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. 1836. Excerpt: ... THE SCOTTISH ANGLER. CHAPTER I. RIVERS. Taking them all in all, there are few streams equal to those of our own land. They hav...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217064191

ISBN - 13:9780217064194

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