Lines in Pleasant Places

Being the Aftermath of an Old Angler

Author: William Senior (Black Palmer)
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 83,170 / 233 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.9
LoC Category: SH
Downloads: 309
Added to site: 2007.11.06
mnybks.net#: 18896
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Nature
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in, who is reckoned one of the worst men in the regiment to venture with in the way of repartee, was so amazed at the damsel's ignorance that he answered never a word, leaving some of her friends in muslin on the garden chairs around to explain the difference between fishing with and without a float--a duty which they appeared to perform with true womanly relish as a set-off against the previous scoring of the pert maid from Mayfair, who had borne rather heavily upon them from a London season elevation.

Allow me to recommend angling as a manly exercise, as physically hard in some of its aspects as any other field sport. During the lifetime of those of us who will no more see middle age this recreation has become actually popular, and it is generally supposed that the multiplication a hundredfold of rod-and-line fishermen in a generation is explained by the cheaper and easier modes of locomotion, the increase of cheap literature pertaining to the sport, and the establishment of a periodical press devote

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