The Modern Fisher: Or, Driffield Angler; Containing Descriptions of the Different Kinds of Fresh Water Fish, and the Best Methods of Taking Them in Rivers, Lakes, and Fish-ponds ... To which are Added Instructions for Shooting and Coursing, with Rules for the Breeding, Breaking and Management of Pointers, Spaniels, and Grayhounds

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H. Mozley, 1821 - 249 Seiten
 

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Seite 91 - To frame the little animal, provide All the gay hues that wait on female pride : Let Nature guide thee ; sometimes golden wire The shining bellies of the fly require ; The peacock's plumes thy tackle must not fail, Nor the dear purchase of the sable's tail. Each gaudy hird some slender tribute brings, And lends the growing insect proper wings : Silks of all colours must their aid impart, And every fur promote the fisher's art.
Seite 148 - ... or offences aforesaid, to such justice or justices before whom he shall be so convicted, for the use of such person or persons as the same is hereby appointed to be forfeited and paid unto, and in default thereof, shall be committed by such justice or justices to the house of correction for any time not exceeding six months, unless the money forfeited shall be sooner paid.
Seite 147 - And if any person shall take, kill, or destroy, or attempt to take, kill, or destroy, any fish in any river or stream, pond, pool, or other water, (not being in any park or paddock, or in any garden, orchard, or yard, adjoining or belonging to any dwelling-house, but...
Seite 158 - Drying powder with too great a heat also injures it ; for there is a degree of heat, which, although not sufficient to fire the powder, will yet dissipate the sulphur, and impair the composition by destroying the texture of the grains. The heat of the sun is, perhaps, the greatest it can with safety be exposed to, and, if properly managed, is...
Seite 88 - ... then take a piece of lead of a conical figure two inches high, and two in diameter at the base, with a hook at the apex, or point; tie your three parcels of hair into one knot, and to this by the hook hang the weight.
Seite 149 - Any spawn, fry, or brood of fish, or any unsizeable fish, or fish out of season, or any smelt not five inches long...
Seite 77 - The head of the pond should be at the lowest part of the ground, and the trench of the floodgate or sluice should have a pretty swift fall, that the water may not be too long in running out when it is to be emptied. If more ponds than one are to be made at a time, it will be...
Seite 93 - Feathers are absolutely necessary for the wings and other parts of flies : get therefore feathers from the back and other parts of the wild mallard, or drake ; the feathers of a partridge, especially those red ones that are in the tail ; feathers from a cock -pheasant's breast...
Seite 216 - ... head, which is in the fourth year. After they have mewed, they will begin to button in March and April, and as the sun grows strong...
Seite 179 - The next time of pra&ifing this le£fon, walk round the bread four or five times, but in a greater circle than before, and continue to do this, until the dog is conquered of his impatience, and will ftand without moving, until the fignal is given him.

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