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BEING A

ON

COMPLETE ANGLER:

OR, '
Contemplative Man’s Recreation.
DISCOURSE
RIVERS, FISH-PONDS, FISH,

and FISHING.
IN TWO PART S.

The FIRST, wzitten by
Mr. Í S A A CW A Ľ TON,

The 3 ÉCOND by
CHARLES: COTT ON, Esq;

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Illustrated with upwards of
Thirty COPPER-PLATE CUTS of the several kinds
of River. Fish, of the Implements used in ANGLING,
and Views of the principal Scenes described in the Book,

To which are prefixed,
The L I V ES of the AUTHOR S.

AND
Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory.

- By Sir JOHN HAWKINS, Knt.

THE THIRD EDITION.

LONDON:
Printed for John and FRANCIS RIVINGTON, (N° 62) at
the Bible and Crown, in St. Paul's Church Yard;
and T. Caslon, in Stationers-Court.

MDCCLXXV,

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ME HE benefits accruing to 133 T literature from the paO s tronage of great and judicious persons, has generally been deemed a fufficient excuse for ad

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