The Complete Angler: Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation

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Pagina 67 - With coral clasps and amber studs: And if these pleasures may thee move, Come live with me and be my love.
Pagina 67 - IF all the world and love were young, And truth in every shepherd's tongue, These pretty pleasures might me move To live with thee and be thy love.
Pagina 79 - Angle, for a companion that is cheerful, and free from swearing and scurrilous discourse, is worth gold. I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning ; nor men that cannot well bear it, to repent the money they spend...
Pagina 61 - 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
Pagina 104 - My honest scholar, it is now past five of the clock ; we will fish till nine, and then go to breakfast. Go you to yon sycamore- tree, and hide your bottle of drink under the hollow root of it ; for about that time and in that place we will make a brave breakfast with a piece of powdered beef and a radish or two that I have in my fish-bag ; we shall, I warrant you, make a good, honest, wholesome, hungry breakfast.
Pagina 69 - ... Well sung, good woman ; I thank you. I'll give you another dish of fish one of these days ; and then beg another song of you. Come, scholar ! let Maudlin alone : do not you offer to spoil her voice. Look ! yonder comes mine hostess, to call us to supper. How now ! is my brother Peter come ? HOSTESS. Yes, and a friend with him. They are both glad to hear that you are in these parts ; and long to see you ; and long to be at supper, for they be very hungry.
Pagina 210 - Aurora's peeping, Drink a cup to wash our eyes, Leave the sluggard sleeping : Then we go To and fro, With our knacks At our backs, To such streams As the Thames, If we have the leisure.
Pagina 185 - And if myself have leave to see, I need not their light, having thee. Let others freeze with angling reeds, And cut their legs with shells and weeds, Or treacherously poor fish beset With strangling snare, or windowy net.
Pagina 36 - Whilst some men strive ill-gotten goods t" embrace, And others spend their time in base excess Of wine, or worse, in war and wantonness. Let them that list these pastimes still pursue, And on such pleasing fancies feed their fill ; So I the fields and meadows green may view, And daily by fresh rivers walk at will Among the daisies and the violets blue, Red hyacinth and yellow daffodil, Purple narcissus like the morning rays, Pale gander-grass and azure culver-keys.
Pagina 53 - ... as a snail moves, to that chub you intend to catch ; let your bait fall gently upon the water three or four inches before him, and he will infallibly take the bait. And you will be as...

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