Piscatorial Reminiscences and Gleanings

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Pickering, 1835 - Fishing - 225 pages
 

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Page 7 - ... and put it under a sitting fowl. At the expiration of a certain number of days, they break the shell in water warmed by the sun. The young fry are presently hatched, and are kept in pure fresh water till they are large enough to be thrown into a pond with the old fish.
Page 17 - 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 18 - Fishing is a kind of hunting by water, be it with nets, weeles, baites, angling, or otherwise, and yields all out as much pleasure to some men as dogs or hawkes. When they draw the fish upon the banke, saith Nic.
Page 42 - Some years since a herdsman, on a very sultry day in July, while looking for a missing sheep, observed an Eagle posted on a bank that overhung a pool. Presently the bird stooped and seized a salmon, and a violent struggle ensued : when the...
Page 182 - Indians, gain the banks, and, overcome by fatigue, and benumbed by the shocks, stretch themselves at their length on the ground. There could not, says Humboldt, be a finer subject for the painter : groups of Indians surrounding the bason; the horses with their hair on end, and terror and agony in their eyes ; the eels, yellowish and livid, looking like great aquatic serpents, swimming on the surface of the water in pursuit of their enemy.

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