The Complete Angler

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H.M. Caldwell, 1899 - 354 pagine
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Pagina 224 - For gems, hid in some forlorn creek : We all pearls scorn, Save what the dewy morn Congeals upon each little spire of grass, Which careless shepherds beat down as they pass : And gold ne'er here appears, Save what the yellow Ceres bears. Blest silent groves, oh may ye be, For ever, mirth's best nursery 1
Pagina 190 - Peace, Chloris ! peace, or singing die, That together you and I For all we know Of what the blessed do above, Is, that they sing, and that they love. To heaven may go ; PISCATOR. Well remembered, brother Peter; these verses came seasonably, and we thank you heartily. Come, we will all join together, my host and
Pagina 164 - fish will stay, Begging themselves they may betray. When thou wilt swim in that live bath, Each fish, which every channel hath, Most amorously to thee will swim, Gladder to catch thee, than thou him. If thou, to be so seen, beest loath By sun or moon, thou dark'nest both
Pagina 226 - My cheerful anthems to the gladsome spring: A pray'r-book, now, shall be my looking-glass, In which I will adore sweet virtue's face. Here dwell no hateful looks, no palace-cares, No broken vows dwell here, nor pale-fac'd fears ; Then here I '11 sit, and sigh my hot love's folly, And learn t* affect
Pagina 45 - 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,
Pagina 81 - inward love breeds outward talk, The hound some praise, and some the hawk, Some, better pleas'd with private sport, Use tennis, some a mistress court : But these delights I neither wish, Nor envy, while I freely fish. Who hunts, doth oft in danger ride ; Who hawks, lures oft both far and wide;
Pagina 108 - Here, give my weary spirits rest, And raise my low-pitch'd thoughts above Earth, or what poor mortals love : Thus, free from law-suits, and the noise Of princes' courts, I would rejoice : Or, with my Bryan, and a book, Loiter long days near
Pagina 43 - passions, a procurer of contentedness ; and that it begat habits of peace and patience in those that professed and practised it.' Indeed, my friend, you will find Angling to be like the virtue of humility, which has a calmness of spirit, and a world of other blessings attending upon it.
Pagina 104 - Sweet rose, whose hue, angry and brave, Bids the rash gazer wipe his eye, Thy root is ever in its grave, And thou must die. Sweet spring, full of
Pagina 141 - let the dish into which you let the Pike fall be rubbed with it : The using or not using of this garlick is left to your discretion. MB This dish of meat is too good for any but anglers, or very honest men ; and

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