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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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Literary Style: And Other Essays

William Mathews - 1881 - 358 pages
...Horace that jubemus stultos esse libenter, while from our heart of hearts we echo the song of old Izaak: "A day with not too bright a beam, A warm, but not...southern gale to curl the stream, And, master, half your work is done. "There, whilst behind some bush we wait The scaly people to betray, We'll prove...
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Sweetheart and wife, Volume 1

lady Constance Eleanora C. Howard - 1882 - 266 pages
...Cakes ' — patiently waiting for the salmon of many pounds which should reward your perseverance. ' A day with not too bright a beam, A warm but not a...curl the stream, And, master, half our work is done.' So says old Izaak Walton. Then you remember the time when in a row between town and gown, you held...
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London Society, Volume 46

1884 - 862 pages
...morrow was perfection for a successful fishing expedition, lu the words of Izaak Wai ton himself: ' A day with not too bright a beam ; A warm but not...scorching sun ; A southern gale to curl the stream, And, angler, half your work is done.'* I took my rod, armed myself with suitable bait, and went out —...
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Essays

Leigh Hunt - 1888 - 346 pages
...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...treacherous bait, To make the preying trout our prey." This argument, and another about fish's being made for " man's pleasure and diet," are all that anglers...
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The International Library of Famous Literature: Selections from ..., Volume 6

Andrew Lang, Donald Grant Mitchell - 1898 - 560 pages
...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...treacherous bait, To make the preying trout our prey." This argument, and another about fish's being made for " man's pleasure and diet," are all that anglers...
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The Brook Trout and the Determined Angler: A Little Pocket Volume Containing ...

Charles Barker Bradford - 1900 - 96 pages
...and should be treated as such and lured with only delicate and humane weapons. TROUT AND TROUTING. A day with not too bright a beam ; A warm, but not a scorching, sun. — CHARLES COTTON. íHERE can I enjoy trout fishing amid good scenery and good cheer without its necessitating...
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International Library of Masterpieces, Literature, Art and Rare ..., Volume 8

Harry Thurston Peck - 1901 - 446 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 just, with treacherous bait To make the preying trout our prey ; And think ourselves,...
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The Fireside Encyclopedia of Poetry: Comprising the Best Poems of the Most ...

1901 - 1080 pages
...Perhaps a week, wherein to try What the best master's hand can do With the most deadly killing fly— To the old man's shaking hand, Saying, " That is all I bring ye From belli nil some bush we wait The scaly people to betray, We'll prove it just, with treacherous bait,...
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Izaak Walton and His Friends

Stapleton Martin - 1903 - 326 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...curl the stream, And (Master) half our work is done. There, whilst behind some bush we wait The Scaly People to betray, We'll prove it just, with treacherous...
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Poems

Charles Cotton - 1903 - 178 pages
...scorching sun, 30 A southern gale to curl the stream, And (Master I ) half our work is done. There whilst behind some bush we wait The scaly people to betray, We'll prove it just with treach'rous bait 35 To make the preying trout our prey ; And think ourselves in such an hour Happier...
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