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" A day with not too bright a beam, A warm, but not a scorching sun, A southern gale to curl the stream, And, master, half our work is done. "
Rural Sports - Page 223
by William Barker Daniel - 1812
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The river Dove; with some quiet thoughts on the happy practice of angling ...

John Lavicount Anderdon - 1845 - 254 pages
...touthern gale to curl the streum, ' And, master, half our irorlt is done. ' There, whilst "eliintl some bush we wait, ' The scaly people to betray, ' We'll prove it just with treach'rous bait 139 ANGLEII. — Let me tell you, all true brothers of the angle are honest men. PAINTER....
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The Indicatior: a Miscellany for the Fields and the Fireside, Volumes 1-2

Leigh Hunt - 1845 - 540 pages
...says to his father (which looks as if the old gentleman sometimes thought upon the subject too), There whilst behind some bush we wait The scaly people to betray, We'll prove itjtat, with treacherous bait, To make the preying trout our prey. This argument, and another about...
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The Indicator: A Miscellany for the Fields and the Fireside, Volume 2

Leigh Hunt - 1845 - 536 pages
...to his father (which looks as if the old gentleman sometimes thought upon the subject too), There whilst behind some bush we wait The scaly people to betray, We'll prove itjust, with treacherous bait, To make the preying trout our prey. This argument, and another about...
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A Picturesque Handbook to Carlingford Bay: And the Watering Places in Its ...

1846 - 310 pages
...the Kilmorey Arms close at hand, what more could the most fastidious angler possibly desire, but " A day with not too bright a beam, A warm but not a...sun, A southern gale to curl the stream, — And, fisher, half thy work is done ! " Hear this, ye gudgeon bobbers of Putney — ye kidnappers of minnows...
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The Complete Angler: Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation

Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton - 1847 - 604 pages
...Perhaps a week, wherein to try What the best master's hand can do With the most deadly-killing flie : A day, with not too bright a beam, A warm, but not a scorching sun, A southern gule to curl the stream, And, master, half our work is done. There whilst behind some bush we wait,...
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Complete Fisher's Manual for the United States

John Jay Brown - 1849 - 404 pages
...cold day, and then gets nearest the lee side of the water. Sir Humphrey Davy says : " For fly-fishing, A day with not too bright a beam, A warm but not n scorching sun. Also, " never fish with your back to the sun, as your shadow is thrown on the water,...
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Spring-tide: Or, The Angler and His Friends

John Yonge Akerman - 1850 - 242 pages
...leaflets and curls the surface of the water. A day with not too bright a beam ; A warm but not too scorching sun ; A southern gale to curl the stream, And, Master, half our work is done. O the merry month of May ! how often have I sighed for these scenes of my early childhood, while pent...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - 1851 - 600 pages
...Perhaps a week, wherein to try What the best master's hand can do With the most deadly killing fly. A day with not too bright a beam ; A warm, but not...behind some bush we wait The scaly people to betray, We '11 prove it jnst, with treacherous bait, To make the preying trout our prey ; And think ourselves...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 1

Abraham Mills - 1851 - 594 pages
...What the best master's hand can do With the most deadly killing fly. A 536 JOHN DRYDEN. [Lecr. XX11I. A day with not too bright a beam ; A warm, but not...behind some bush we wait The scaly people to betray, We 'll prove it just, with treacherous bait, To make the preying trout our prey; And think ourselves...
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The complete angler, by I. Walton and C. Cotton. With a new intr. and notes ...

Izaak Walton - 1851 - 502 pages
...circumstances favorable to a day's sport : — A day without too bright a beam. A warm but not a scorching MUI, A southern gale to curl the stream, And, Master, half our work it done! our business to-day : you shall now, if you please, make a fly yourself, and try what you...
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