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lustrating the effect of sunshine-Swallows 92-98
Scenery-Loch Maree-Eagles-The inn-The river Ewe-
Sea trout-Poaching highlander-Salmon-Cause of fish be-
Salmon fishing-Produce of a morning's sport-Rivers of
Norway and Sweden-English rivers-Salmon rivers-
Scotch rivers-Irish rivers-The Sabbath day-Instincts-
Instincts to animals what revelation is to man 133_170
Fishing for hucho-Hereditary instinct-Causes of variety in
trout-Salmo hucho_Taking a salmo hucho-Resemblance
Difference of rivers Angling for frogs-Water ouzel-
Estimable mention of Dr. Wollaston-On the supposed cross
DAYS OF FLY FISHING.
Puys.—HALIEUS, I dare say you know where this excellent trout was caught : I never ate a better fish of the kind.
Hal.-I ought to know, as it was this morning in the waters of the Wandle, not ten miles from the place where we sit, and it is through my means that you see it at table.
Phys.-Of your own catching ?
Phys.- I admire the fish, but I cannot admire the art by which it was taken ; and I wonder how a man of your active mind and enthusiastic character can enjoy what appears to me a stupid and melancholy occupation.
HAL.-I might as well wonder in my turn, that a man of your discursive imagination and disposition to contemplation should not admire this occupation, and that you should venture to call it either stupid or melancholy.
Phys.— I have at least the authority of a great moralist, Johnson, for its folly.
Hal.-I will allow no man, however great a philosopher, or moralist, to abuse an occupation he has not tried ; and as well as I remember, this same illustrious person praised the book and the character of the great Patriarch of Anglers, Isaac Walton.
Phys.-There is another celebrated man, however, who has abused this your patriarch, Lord Byron, and that in terms not very qua-. lified. He calls him, as well as I can recollect,
A quaint old cruel coxcomb."*
I must say,
* From Don Juan, Canto XII. Stanza CVI.
Whatever Isaac Walton sings or says: