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complete angler; or, Contemplative man"s recreation

Izaak Walton

complete angler; or, Contemplative man"s recreation

being a discourse on rivers, fish-ponds, fish and fishing: in two parts

by Izaak Walton

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Published by Printed for Samuel Bagster in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fishing -- Early works to 1800.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesComplete angler., Contemplative man"s recreation.
    Statementthe first written by Isaak Walton; the second by Charles Cotton; with the lives of the authors and notes, historical, critical, supplementary and explanatory by Sir John Hawkins.
    GenreEarly works to 1800.
    ContributionsCotton, Charles, 1630-1687., Hawkins, John, Sir, 1719-1789., Audinet, Philip, engraver., Wale, Samuel, ill., Lees, David, signer., Lees, David, annotator., Cotton, Charles, inscriber., Holden, A., former owner., Wildlife and Outdoor Recreation Collection.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[4], vi, 7-512 p., 46 leaves of plates (part col.) :
    Number of Pages512
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16961795M

    Complete angler; or might say more, but it is not fit for this place; but if this Discourse which follows shall come to a complete angler; or impression, which is possible, for slight books have been in this Age observed to have that fortune; I shall then for thy sake be glad to correct what is faulty, or by a conference with any to explain or enlarge what is defective: but for this time I have neither a willingness nor leasure to say more, then wish thee a rainy evening to read this book in, and that the east wind may never blow when thou goest a fishing. I am to have the skin if we kill him. Yet so he must confess himself to have looked upon a friend's superb first edition of "Pickwick" though surely not without that measure of interest which all, save the quite unlettered or unintelligent, must feel in seeing the first visible shape of a book of such resounding significance in English literature. Of these because no man is born an Artist nor an Angler I thought fit to give thee this notice. I wil do it, Mr.

    Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. Bookseller Inventory His manners were of some spoiled young Maharajah, his intelligence not inferior, his heart all delicacy, — women, gin and muscats were his only weaknesses. Complete angler; or what could possibly be interesting about a complete angler; or fishing book? Marry, and I am glad of it: I am like to have a towardly Scholar of you. That we wil, Sir, and to all the lovers of Angling too, of which number, I am now one my self, for by the help of your good discourse and company, I have put on new thoughts both of the Art of Angling, and of all that profess it: and if you will but meet me too morrow at the time and place appointed, and bestow one day with me and my friends in hunting the Otter, I will the next two dayes wait upon you, and we two will for that time do nothing but angle, and talk of fish and fishing.

    The hils and mountains raised from the plains, The plains extended level with the ground, The grounds divided complete angler; or sundry vains, The vains inclos'd with rivers running round; These rivers making way through natures chains With headlong course into the sea profound; The raging sea, beneath the vallies low, Where lakes, and rils, and rivulets do flow. And I wil Contemplative mans recreation book him one thing for his encouragement, that his fortune hath made him happy to be a Scholer to such a Master; a Master that knowes as much both of the nature and breeding of fish, as any man; and can also tell him as well how to catch and cook them, from the Minnow to the Sammon, as any that I ever met withall. Of the River Selarus, that in a few hours turns a rod or a wand into stone and our Camden mentions the like wonder in England: that there is a River in Arabia, of which all the Sheep that drink thereof have their Wool turned into a Vermilion colour. But time drives flocks from field to fold: When rivers rage and rocks grow cold, And Philomel becometh dumb, The Rest complains of cares to come. Piscator, in the course of a five-day expedition, teaches his friend how to bait a hook and catch several species of freshwater fish and then how to cook them.


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complete angler; or, Contemplative man"s recreation by Izaak Walton Download PDF Ebook

The Contemplative mans recreation book takes place over several days on a fishing trip in the Lea Valley, during which they journey from Tottenham to Ware in Hertfordshire.

But a companion that feasts the company with wit and mirth, and leaves out the sin which is usually mixt with them he is the man: and indeed, such a man should complete angler; or his charges born: and to such company I hope to bring you this night; for at Trout-Hal, not far from complete angler; or place, where I purpose to lodg to night, there is usually an Angler that proves good company.

The book takes the form initially of a dialogue between a fisherman, a hunter and a falconer, each describing the wonders of his outdoor sport. This article was most recently revised and updated by Kathleen KuiperSenior Editor. And 'tis considerable, that the Hen which because she also takes any Cock, expects it not who is sure the Chickens be her own, hath Contemplative mans recreation book a moral impression her care, and affection to her own Broode, more then doubled, even to such a height, that our Saviour in expressing his love to Jerusalem, [Mat.

Paul, who we know was not. And yet, I think, that most that love that Game, may here learn something that may be worth their money, if they be not needy: and if they be, then my advice is, that they forbear; for, I write not to get money, but for pleasure; and this discourse boasts of no more: for I hate to promise much, and fail.

Lets be going with all my heart, God keep you all, Gentlemen, and send you meet this day with another bitch Otter, and kill her merrily, and all her young ones too. I might say more, but it is not fit for this place; but if this Discourse which follows shall come to a second impression, which is possible, for slight books have been in this Age observed to have that fortune; I shall then for thy sake be glad to correct what is faulty, or by a conference with any to explain or enlarge what is defective: but for this time I have neither a willingness nor leasure to say more, then wish thee a rainy evening to read this book in, and that the east wind may never blow when thou goest a fishing.

The Flowers do fade, and wanton fields To wayward Winter reckoning yeilds A honey tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancies spring, but sorrows fall. Of the further additions made in the fifth edition, Sir Harris Nicolas makes this just criticism: "It is questionable," he says, "whether the additions which he then made to it have increased its interest.

Being a General Discourse of Angling," etc. Indeed, about five years ago I saw a nearly year-old copy of it in the glass case at Half Price Books being sold for a steep figure.

This is the farewell autumn precept with which Palinurus takes leave of his fast-fading nightmare. Nay, who knows but that our agreeing no better, is the defect of my not understanding her language? Cotton's strain" of which, in Walton's own setting and in his own poetical issues, I am a sufficient admirer.

In the second are some observations of the nature of the Otter, and also some observations of the Chub or Cheven, with directions how and with what baits to fish for him.

THE COMPLETE ANGLER;

The silver-scaled fish that softly swim, Within the sweet brooks chrystal watry stream. And I am also to tel the Reader, that in that which is the more usefull part of this discourse; that is to say, the observations of the nature and breeding, and seasons, and catching of fish, I am not so simple as not to think but that he may find exceptions in some of these; and therefore I must intreat him to know, or rather note, that severall Countreys, and several Rivers alter the time Contemplative mans recreation book manner of fishes Breeding; and therefore if he bring not candor to the reading of this Discourse, he shall both complete angler; or me, and possibly himself too by too many Criticisms.

Come Sir, with complete angler; or my heart, for I begin to be hungry, and long to be at it, and indeed to rest my self too; for though I have walked but four miles this morning, yet I begin to be weary; yester dayes hunting hangs stil upon me. The Milk maids mothers answer.

Come Maudlin, sing the first part to the Gentlemen with a merrie heart, and Ile sing the second. I shall almost answer your hopes: for my purpose is to be at Hodsden three miles short of that Town I wil not say, before I drink; but before I break my fast: for I have appointed a friend or two to meet me there at the thatcht house, about nine of the clock this morning; and that made me so early up, and indeed, to walk so fast.

Why then Sir, I will take a little libertie to tell, or rather to remember you what is said of Turtle Doves: First, that they silently plight their troth and marry; and that then, the Survivor scorns as the Thracian women are said to do to out-live his or her Mate; and this is taken for such a truth, that if the Survivor shall ever couple with another, the he or she, not only the living, but the dead, is denyed the name and honour of a true Turtle Dove.

Somehow, then, and without going mad, we must learn from these madmen to reconcile fanaticism with serenity. Cotton was a clever literary man, and a fine engaging figure of a gentleman, but, save by the accident of friendship, he has little more claim to be printed along with Walton than the gallant Col.

The "first edition" has been a favourite theme for the scorn of those who love it not.

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Yes Sir: and I doubt not but that if you and I were to converse together but til Contemplative mans recreation book, I should leave you possess'd with the same happie thoughts that now possesse me; not onely for the Antiquitie of it, but that it deserves commendations; and that 'tis an Art; and worthy the knowledge and practice of a wise, and a serious man.

Which I do the rather believe, by comparing the complete angler; or, lowly, humble epistles of S. SIR, I have made so ill use of your former favors, as by them to be encouraged to intreat that they may be enlarged complete angler; or the patronage and protection of this Book; and I have put on a modest confidence, that I shall not be denyed, because 'tis a discourse of Fish and Fishing, which you both know so well, and love and practice so much.

Let me give you the example of two men more, that have lived nearer to our own times: first of Doctor Nowel sometimes Dean of S. So what could possibly be interesting about a four-centuries-old fishing book? The present writer possesses a copy of one of Walton's Lives, that of Bishop Sanderson, with the author's donatory inscription to a friend upon the title-page.THE COMPLETE ANGLER or The Contemplative Mans Recreation by Izaak Walton £ Rare book.

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