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The complete angler

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Pages: 288

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Publisher: Date:8/5/2009 - General Books LLC

By: Izaak Walton

Excerpt from book: COMPLETE ANGLER. PART FIRST. CHAPTER I. CONFERENCE BETWIXT AN ANGLER, A IIUNTGU, AND A FALCON ER: EACH COMMENDING HIS KECRtAlION. P1SCATOR, VENATOR, AUCEPS. Piscator. You are well overtaken, gentlemen! A good morning to you both! 1 have stretched my legs up Tottenham Hill to overtake you, hoping your business may occasion you towards Ware, whither I am going this fine fresh May morning. Venator. Sir, I for my part shall almost answer your hopes: for my purpose is to drink my morning's draught at tlu Thatched House in Hodsden, and I think not to rest till I come thither, where I have appointed a friend or two to meet me: but for this gentleman that you see with me, I know not how far he intends his journey : he came so lately into my company that I have scarce had time to ask him the question. Auceps. Sir, I shall by your favour bear you company as far as Theobald's, and there leave you: for then I turn up to a friend's house, who mews f a hawk for me, which I now long to see. Venator. Sir, we are all 50 happy as to have a fine, fresh, cool morning: and I hope we shall each be the happier in the Theobald's, in the county of Hertford, ahouse built by Lord Burleigh, and much improved hy his son, ItnbiTt, Earl of Salisbury, who exchanged it with King James the First for Hatfirld—Cauden's Brit. Hertfin-dilarf. -f- Mew signifies to moult, ami hence we understand, that the friend of Auceps kept his hawk while it moulted. — J. R. other's company. And, gentlemen, that I may not lose yours, I shall either abate or amend my pace to enjoy it, knowing that, ns the Italians say, good company in a journey makes the way to seem the shorter. Auceps. It may do so, sir, with the help of good discourse, which, methinks, we may promise from you, that both look and ...  


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