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Being a Discourse of FISH and FISHING,

Not unworthy che perasal of most Anglers,

Simon Peter said, I goi

fishing: and bluey faid, WO elfowil go with tbce. John zł.3. London, Printed by T, Maxn for Rica. MARRIQT in

Denton Churcbayard Flest festa 1633.

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To the Right Worthipful JOHN OFFLEY OF MADELY Manot in the County of Stafford, Elas

Mymolt honoured Friend
Ana Have made

fo-ill use of your former favors as by

them to be encouraged to intreat that they may be enlarged torbe patronage and protection of this Book; and I have put on a modeft confidence,


that I shall not be denyed, because 'tis a discourse of Filh and Fishing, which you both know so well

, and love and practice fo much.

You are absurd (though there be ignoranı men of an other belief that Angling is an Art;and you know that Art better then any that I know; and that this is truth, is demôftrated

by the fruits of that pleasant labor wbics you enjoy when

you purpose to give rest to your mind, and devejt your self

of your


more serious bufines, and (which'is often) dedicate a day or two to this Recreati


At which time, if comsnon Anglers

should attend you,and

be eye-witnesses of the

success, not of your for. tune, but your skill

, it would doubtleß beget in them an emulation to be like you,and that emulation might beget an industrious diligence to be fo:but I know it is not atainable by common capaci. ties,

A3 Sir,

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