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Стр. 334 - O glide, fair stream! for ever so, Thy quiet soul on all bestowing, Till all our minds for ever flow As thy deep waters now are flowing.
Стр. 149 - He who hath bent him o'er the dead, Ere the first day of death is fled — The first dark day of nothingness, The last of danger and distress — (Before Decay's effacing fingers Have swept the lines where beauty lingers), And marked the mild, angelic air, The rapture of repose that's there...
Стр. 197 - But of this no more, but that it is observed, that the old or very great Pikes have in them more of state than goodness; the smaller or middle-sized Pikes, being by the most and choicest palates observed to be the best meat; and contrary, the Eel is observed to be the better for age and bigness.
Стр. 255 - ... spines, which on these occasions are projected. I have witnessed a battle of this sort which lasted several minutes before either would give way ; and when one does submit, imagination can hardly conceive the vindictive fury of the conqueror ; who, in the most persevering and unrelenting way, chases his rival from one part of the tub to another, until fairly exhausted with fatigue.
Стр. 176 - Shrewsbury Barker' depicts the trolling-rod of this Paladin but goes no further. Receding again a period of more than sixty years, we call into court Master Leonard Mascall, who, in 1590, presented the world with ' A Booke of Fishing with Hooke and Line, and of all other instruments thereunto belonging...