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TO MY DEAR BROTHER, IZAAK WALTON,
UPON HIS 'COMPLETE ANGLER'
Erasmus, in his learned Colloquies,
'Twas so to me; who saw the cheerful spring
Jo. FLOUD, Master of Arts.
Hunter, and a Falconer; each com
mending his Recreation,
Chavender, or Chub,
ing of the Trout, and how to fish for
him. And the Milk-maid's Song,
to make for the Trout an Artificial
and Directions how to fish for him,
tions how to fish for him,
Directions how to fish for him,
how to fish for him,
how to catch him,
how to angle for him, .
Contemplative Man's Recreation
A Conference betwixt an ANGLER, a HUNTER,
and a FALCONER; each commending his Recreation.
POU are well overtaken, Gentlemen,
a good morning to you both ; I
have stretched my legs up TottenY
hám hill to overtake you, hoping your business may occasion you towards Ware, whither I am going
this fine, fresh May morning. Ven. Sir, I for my part shall almost answer your hopes; for my purpose is to drink my morning's draught at the Thatch'd-house in Hodsden, and I think not to rest till I come thither, where I have