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Page 215 - Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did ; " and so, if I might be judge, " God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.
Page 215 - No life, my honest Scholar, no life so happy and so pleasant, as the life of a wellgoverned Angler ; for when the lawyer is swallowed up with business, and the statesman is preventing or contriving plots, then we sit on cowslip-banks, hear the birds sing, and possess ourselves in as much quietness as these silent silver streams, which we now see glide so quietly by us.
Page 93 - To be a brother to the insensible rock And to the sluggish clod, which the rude swain Turns with his share, and treads upon.
Page 215 - Courts, I would rejoice ; Or, with my Bryan and a book, Loiter long days near Shawford brook ; There sit by him, and eat my meat ; There see the sun both rise and set ; There bid good morning to next day ; There meditate my time away ; And angle on, and beg to have A quiet passage to a welcome grave.
Page 259 - From scenes like these old Scotia's grandeur springs, That makes her loved at home, revered abroad. Princes and lords are but the breath of kings, — "An honest man's the noblest work of God;" And, certes, in fair virtue's heavenly road, The cottage leaves the palace far behind.
Page 214 - Such a mighty power did the squirmers wield O'er the goodly men of old Derryfield, It was often said that their only care, And their only wish, and their only prayer, For the present world and the world to come, Was a string of eels and a jug of rum I Oh the eel, the eel, the squirming eel, What a lovely phase does his life reveal!
Page 259 - O may Heaven their simple lives prevent From luxury's contagion, weak and vile; Then, howe'er crowns and coronets be rent, A virtuous populace may rise the while, And stand a wall of fire around their...
Page 323 - ... years that have since elapsed, 1867 is the only one which has failed to witness the founding of one or more similar institutions in Germany or the neighboring countries. The experiment station shortly came to be regarded not as a costly embellishment, or an agricultural luxury, in which universities or wealthy gentlemen might harmlessly indulge, but as a most remunerative and most necessary agency for the use as well as for the education of farmers.
Page 6 - Printer on or before the 15th day of October in each year, and the Public Printer shall cause said reports to be printed with an accurate and comprehensive index thereof, on or before the first Monday in December in each year, for the use of Congress.