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lustrating the effect of sunshine-Swallows 92-98

FOURTH DAY.

Scenery-Loch Maree-Eagles-The inn-The river Ewe-

Sea trout-Poaching highlander-Salmon-Cause of fish be-
ing drowned-Salmon-Death hy suffocation Nature of
pain-Instances of death without pain-Sea trout-Crimp-
ing-The dinner-The double snipe-Value of temperance
in eating and drinking-Wading in boots a bad practice
Salmon and trout compared-Varieties of salmon

99—132

FIFTH DAY.

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

Difference of rivers Angling for frogs-Water ouzel-
-Umbla-Laveret-Organization of the hucho-Craniology
-Fat and flesh of the hucho-Naturalization of fish-The
Traum-Colour of water-Colour of the ocean-Waterfalls
-Reflections-The late Mr. B. West Page 244308

ADDITIONAL NOTES.

Estimable mention of Dr. Wollaston-On the supposed cross
breed of the par-On the scolopax

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SALMONIA :

OR,

DAYS OF FLY FISHING.

FIRST DAY.

HALIEUS-POIETES-PHYSICUS-ORNITHER.

INTRODUCTORY CONVERSATION-SYMPOSIAC.

Scene, London.

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 ?
HAL.-Yes, with the artificial fly.

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.
“ And Angling, too, that solitary vice,

Whatever Isaac Walton sings or says:
The quaint old cruel coxcomb in his gullet
Should have a hook and a small trout to pull it."

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