Harry Druidale, Fisherman from Manxland to England. With Illus

Macmillan, 1898 - 321页
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第176页 - The saga•cious reflection, that a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush...
第xvi页 - O sir, doubt not but that angling is an art. Is it not an art to deceive a trout with an artificial fly ? a trout that is more sharp-sighted than any hawk you have named, and more watchful and timorous than your high-mettled merlin is bold ! and yet I doubt not to catch a brace or two to-morrow for a friend's breakfast. Doubt not, therefore, sir, but that angling is an art...
第22页 - And the mother gave, in tears and pain, The flowers she most did love ; She knew she should find them all again In the fields of light above.
第317页 - A SKETCH OF THE NATURAL HISTORY OF AUSTRALIA. With some Notes on Sport. By FREDERICK G. AFLALO, FZS Author of " Sea Fishing on the English Coast," " Hints and Wrinkles on Sea Fishing.
第220页 - The shepherd swains shall dance and sing For thy delight each May morning: If these delights thy mind may move, Then live with me and be my love.
第xv页 - burden" 'twas pleasant to me to bear it; for, like not the least of the Apostles, I am a fisher, and I carried trout. But I take no shame in that I am an angler; for angling is somewhat like poetry; men are to be born so, and I would not be otherwise than my Maker designed to have me. Of the antiquity of angling I could say much; but I misdoubt me that thou dost not heed the learning of ancient times, but art a contemner of good learning and virtuous recreations. Yet it may a little move thee that...
第4页 - ... of patience and pastime, of vacancy and thoughtfulness, of idleness and business, of pleasure and of pain, which is suited to the genius of an Englishman, and as I suspect, of no one else in the same degree. He is eminently gifted to stand in the situation assigned by Dr. Johnson to the angler, ' at one end of a rod with a worm at the other.
第108页 - Nay, stay a little, good Scholar, I caught my last Trout with a worm, now I will put on a Minnow and try a quarter of an hour about yonder trees for another, and so walk towards our lodging. Look you, Scholar, thereabout we shall have a bite presently, or not at all: have with you Sir! o
第6页 - And first I shall tell you what some have observed, and I have found it to be a real truth, — that the very sitting by the river's side is not only the quietest and fittest place for contemplation, but will invite an angler to it...
第317页 - Highways and Byways in Devon and Cornwall. By ARTHUR H. NORWAY. With Illustrations by JOSEPH PENNELL and HUGH THOMSON. DAILY CHRONICLE.— "So delightful that we would gladly fill columns with extracts were space as elastic as imagination. . . . The text is excellent : the illustrations of it are even better.