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History of the Trout. —Value of an Acquaintance with its
Selection of the Tackle concluded. — The Line. — The
“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