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and breeding of Carps, withsome observations low to angle for ibem.
In chap. 9. are some observations coticerning the Bream, the Tench, and¥eaxch,withsome directions with what baits to fish for them.
In chap. 10. are several observations of the nature and breeding of Eeles,witl: advice bow to f.Jb for them
In chap. 11 arcsome observations of the nature and breeding o/Barbels, with some advice how,ar 4 with what baits to fijb for them; as al/b for the Gudgion and Bleak.
In chap. 12. are general directions how and with what bails to fijh for the Ruffe or Pope, the Roch, the Da.ce,and other fmalfijh, with directions how to keep Ant-flies and Gentles in winter,with some other observations not unfit to be known vf Anglers
7«chap. 13. are observations Jortbe colouring of your Rod and Hair.
These directions the Readermay take asaneaseirrhissearchaftersome particular Fish, and the baits proper for them; and he will shew himselfe courteous in mending or passing by some errors in the Printer, which are not so many but that they may be pardoned.
The your businesse may occasion you towards Ware, this fine pleasant fresh May day in the Morning.
Viator. Sir, 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; andthatmademefoearly up, and indeed, to walk so fast.
Pise. SiT,Ykncwt\iethatchthouse very well: I often make it my resting place, and taste a cup of Ale there, for which liquor that place is very remarkable; and to that house I shall by your favour accompany you, and either abate of my pace, or mend it, to enjoy such a companion as you seem to be, knowing that (as the Italians say) Good company makes the way Jeem shorter.
Viat. It may do so Sir, with the
help help of good discourse, which (me thinks) I may promise from you, that both look and speak so chearfully. And to invite you to it, I do here promise you, that for my part, I will be as free and open-hearted, as discretion will warrant me to be with a stranger.
Pise. Sir,I am right glad of your answer; and in confidence that you lpeak the truth, I shall (Sir) put on a boldnesse to ask, whether pleasure or businesse has occasioned your Journey.
Viat. Indeed , Sir, a little businesse, and more pleasure: for my purpose is to bestow a day or two in hunting the Otter (which my friend that I go to meet, tells me is more pleasant then any hunting whatsoever:) and having dhpatcht a little businesse this day, my purpose is to morrow to follow a pack
of dogs of honest Mr. , who
hath appointed me and my friend to B 2 meet
meethimupon Amwel hill to morrow morning by day break.
Pise. Sir, my fortune hath answered my desires; and my purpose is to bestow a day or two in helping to destroy some of those villanous vermin: for I hate them perfectly, because they love fish so well, or rather,because they destroyso much: indeed, so much, that in my judgment, all men that keep Otterdogs ought to have a Pension from the Commonwealth to incourage them to destroy the very breed of those base Otters, they do so much mischief.
Fiat. But what say you to the Foxes of this Nation? would not you as willingly have them destroyed? fordoubtlesie they do as much muchief as the Otters.
Pise. Oh Sir, if they do, it is not so much to me and my Fraternitie, as that base Vermin the Otters do.
Viat. Why Sir, I pray, of what