The Idyl of the Split-bamboo: A Carefully Detailed Description of the Rod's Building, Prefaced by a Dissertation on the Joys of Angling, There Being Appended Some Information on the Home Cultivation of Silkworm-gut and Suggestions on Landing-nets and Other Equipment, and for the Angler's Camp

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Stewart & Kidd Company, 1920 - 276 strani
 

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Stran 13 - And He said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord.
Stran 3 - When with his lively ray the potent Sun Has pierced the streams, and roused the finny race, Then, issuing cheerful, to thy sport repair; Chief should the western breezes curling play, And light o'er ether bear the shadowy clouds. High to their fount, this day, amid the hills, And woodlands warbling round, trace up the brooks; The next, pursue their rocky-channel'd maze, Down to the river, in whose ample wave Their little naiads love to sport at large.
Stran 13 - As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
Stran 12 - 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. Sir, this was the saying of that learned man. And I do easily believe, that peace, and patience, and a calm content, did cohabit in the cheerful heart of Sir Henry Wotton, because I know that when he was beyond seventy years of age, he made this...
Stran 12 - ... and that it begat habits of peace and patience in those that professed and practised it.
Stran 12 - I do easily believe that peace, and patience, and a calm content, did cohabit in the cheerful heart of Sir Henry Wotton, because I know that when he was beyond seventy years of age, he made this description of a part of the present pleasure that possessed him, as he sat quietly in a Summer's evening on a bank a-fishing.
Stran 11 - My next and last example shall be that undervaluer of money, the late Provost of Eton College, Sir Henry Wotton ; a man with whom I have often fished and conversed, a man whose foreign employments in the service of this nation, and whose experience, learning, wit, and cheerfulness made his company to be esteemed one of the delights of mankind. This man, whose very approbation of Angling were sufficient...
Stran 3 - While yet the dark-brown water aids the guile, To tempt the trout. The well-dissembled fly, The rod fine-tapering with elastic spring, Snatch'd from the hoary steed the floating line, And all thy slender watery stores prepare.
Stran 13 - Joan takes her neat-rubbed pail, and now She trips to milk the sand-red cow ; Where for some sturdy foot-ball swain Joan strokes a...
Stran 12 - With the swift pilgrim's daubed nest. The groves already did rejoice In Philomel's triumphing voice. The showers were short, the weather mild, The morning fresh, the evening smiled.

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