Pike and Perch: With Notes on Record Pike and a Chapter on the Black Bass, Murray Cod and Other Sporting Members of the Perch Family

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G. Routledge and sons, limited, 1898 - Perch - 204 pages
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Page 23 - By a river, which its soften'd way did take In currents through the calmer water spread Around : the wild fowl nestled in the brake And sedges, brooding in their liquid bed ; The woods sloped downwards to its brink, and stood With their green faces fix'd upon the flood.
Page 133 - ... part of a dead frog, he suffered him to proceed upon his voyage of discovery. As had been anticipated, this bait soon caught the eye of a greedy pike...
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Page 109 - A capital description of the taking of the gorge-bait is given by Mr. Stoddart in his ' Angler's Companion':— No one that ever felt the first attack of a pike at the gorge-bait can easily forget it. It is not, as might be supposed from the character of the fish, a bold, eager, voracious grasp ; quite the contrary, it is a slow calculating grip. There is usually nothing about it dashing or at all violent; no stirring of the fins, no lashing of the tail, no expressed fury or revenge. The whole is...
Page 4 - Distinguished by a vein of pleasant reflection as well as by felicity of language "—Times. BORDER BALLADS.-TWELVE BORDER BALLADS, with Twelve Etchings by CO MURRAY, and an Introduction by ANDREW LANG. 410. Ģi is. net. BOTTICELLI. -DRAWINGS BY SANDRO BOTTICELLI, for DANTE'S DIVINA COMMEDIA. Reduced Facsimiles after the Originals in the Royal Museum, Berlin, and in the Vatican Library.
Page 1 - THOMAS STANLEY'S Translation. Edited by AH BULLEN, Illustrated by JR WEGUELIN. Fcap.
Page 134 - ... to swim, from the invisible enemy; the gander the one moment losing and the next regaining his centre of gravity, and casting between whiles many a rueful look at his snow-white fleet of geese and goslings, who cackled out their sympathy for their afflicted commodore. At length victory declared in favour of the feathered combatant, who bearing away for the nearest shore, landed on the green grass one of the finest Pikes ever caught in the castle-loch. This adventure is said to have cured the...
Page 31 - The doctor thought this most extraordinary, but he examined the fish's skull, and found it going on all right. He then walked backwards and forwards along the edge of the pond for some time, and the fish continued to swim up and down, turning whenever he turned ; but, being blind on the wounded side of its skull, it always appeared agitated when it had that side towards the bank, as it could not then see its benefactor. On the next day he took some young friends down to see the fish, which came...
Page 133 - Dumfriesshire, kept a gander, who had not only a great trick of wandering himself, but also delighted in piloting forth his cackling harem, to weary themselves in circumnavigating their native lake, or in straying amidst forbidden fields on the opposite shore.
Page 133 - ... pikes are ; there is no doubt of sport, with great pleasure, betwixt the goose and the pike; it is the greatest sport and pleasure that a noble gentleman in Shropshire doth give his friends entertainment with.

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