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History of the Trout. —Value of an Acquaintance with its
Habits.—Generic Character of the Trout.—Its Varieties.
—Comparative nutritious Qualities of these, and In-
fluence of Food upon the Form and Colours of the Fish.
—Mr. Stoddart quoted in illustration.—Size of Trout.
—Caution against killing small Fish. — A few Words
about the History of the Salmon. — Mr. Shaw's Experi-
ments and their Results. – Mr. Young's Correction of
an important Error of that Gentleman's.-Is the Salmon-
peal identical with the Salmon, but in an imperfect State

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“My good scholar, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did;' and so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.”— IzAAC WALToN.

GLORIOUS old Izaac What delightful thoughts — what poetical imaginings — the bare mention of thy name evokes! They come fresh and uncontaminated from the pure fountains of nature —as if haloed with cowslip garlands, bespangled with the blue-bell and the water-lily— stealing along amid the murmur of the summer stream, the hum of insects, and the song of birds ! B

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