Pictures of Sporting Life and Character, Volume 2

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Page 257 - To frame the little animal, provide All the gay hues that wait on female pride: Let Nature guide thee; sometimes golden wire The shining bellies of the fly require: The peacock's plumes thy tackle must not fail, Nor the dear purchase of the sable's tail. Each gaudy bird some slender tribute brings, And lends the growing insect proper wings : Silks of all colours must their aid impart, And every fur promote the fisher's art.
Page 288 - ... 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.
Page 49 - Oh, who can tell, save he whose heart hath tried, And danced in triumph o'er the waters wide, The exulting sense - the pulse's maddening play, That thrills the wanderer of that trackless way?
Page 121 - Vessels, when under Steam, shall, between sunset and sunrise, exhibit the following Lights : 1. A bright White Light at the Foremast Head. A Green Light on the Starboard side. A Red Light on the Port side.
Page 71 - ... violence, cruelty, profusion, rapacity, injustice, obstinacy, arrogance, bigotry, presumption, caprice : but neither was he subject to all these vices in the most extreme degree, nor was he at intervals altogether destitute of virtue : he was sincere, open, gallant, liberal, and capable at least of a temporary friendship and attachment.
Page 226 - Ah, what was then Llewellyn's pain ! For now the truth was clear : The gallant hound the wolf had slain, To save Llewellyn's heir. Vain, vain was all Llewellyn's woe : " Best of thy kind, adieu ! The frantic deed which laid thee low, This heart shall ever rue.
Page 105 - ... rather than a planters' question, and that the former were deeply interested in purchasing a pure article. This, however, is by no means the case : the whole business of a merchant is to buy in the cheapest, and sell in the dearest market...
Page 317 - The head of the pond should be at the lowest part of the ground, and the trench of the floodgate or sluice should have a pretty swift fall, that the water may not be too long in running out when it is to be emptied. If more ponds than one are to be made at a time, it will be...
Page 110 - England was all safely arrived at La Hogue, the king leaped on shore first; but by accident he fell, and with such violence that the blood gushed out at his nose : the knights that were near him said, " Dear sir, let us entreat you to return to your ship, and not think of landing to-day, for this is an unfortunate omen." The king instantly replied, " For why ? I look upon it as very favourable, and a sign that the land is desirous of me.
Page 264 - ... rippling that will frighten the fish away. The time of the trout's biting is from sunrise till nearly eleven in the morning, and then from two in the afternoon until sunset ; and yet the most certain times are nine in the morning and three in the afternoon, especially if the wind be south. At that time, if you angle with a loach, about a quarter of a yard deep in the stream, you are sure of catching fish. As the trout may be deceived almost by any fly at the top, so he seldom refuses any worm...

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