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Page 7 - ... when I would beget content, and increase confidence in the power and wisdom and providence of Almighty God, I will walk the meadows, by some gliding stream, and there contemplate the lilies that take no care, and those very many other various little living creatures that are not only created, but fed (man knows not how) by the goodness of the God of nature, and therefore trust in him.
Page 8 - No life, my honest scholar, no life so happy and so pleasant, as the life of a well-governed 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 46 - The sportsman whose hook the first time impales the fish will be dumfounded at the tremendous leaps and fiery struggles of this heroic antagonist. His vigorous contentions are astounding, while at every leap into the air he turns a complete somersault, all the while shaking his head with the fierceness of an enraged tiger. These terrific leaps are so continuous that one seems to be fighting the fish in the air as much as in the water.
Page 112 - The reel la manipulated entirely by the hand that holds the rod. SEVENTH— It enables the angler, and makes it desirable, to use lighter tackle. These claims have been substantiated by the most skillful fishermen in America and Europe.
Page 25 - Noted oft in ancient story, Erst from immemorial time, Poets, anglers, hermits hoary, Confirm my vested rights sublime. All along the mountain range Tis writ in living symbols strange: "Nought shall abrogate or change.
Page 76 - The snake's back was broke in four places, and he was awfully chawed up. Boys, it was a boss sight to see how mad that old mud-cat was ! His fins and stickers stood straight out, and there was a bow in his back like the hump on a camel. I was so pleased that I lifted him back into the creek, and he's there yet. Where's that little flat bottle?
Page 47 - ... his head with the fierceness of an enraged tiger. These terrific leaps are so continuous that one seems to be fighting the fish in the air as much as in the water. The first one I hooked smashed my rod into pieces — a trusty tool that had done yoeman's service in many a hard-fought battle and neve before surrendered — and promptly escaped; the second broke the hook and went his way ; the third parted my line (E size, silk waterproofed) and disappeared. Then I began to feel interested, and...