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Partridge" to Milldale, where they cross the bridge, for the greater part of the way is a cart track, and is only traceable down the steep side of Hanson Toot. See page 309.
The course of the road through Alstonfield has been changed. It originally ran to the south of the church and, joining the present road past the village, soon turned off to the right, across what are now fields; and joined the Dove again below Beresford Hall.
Page 287.-Tom Coriate.-Tom Coriate, frequently spoken of by the writers of that period, was the son of a clergyman, born in 1577, and educated at Oxford; after which he was received into the family of Henry, Prince of Wales, where his eccentricities, pedantry, and vanity made him, as Anthony Wood says, "the whetstone of all the wits of that age." In 1608 he travelled over almost all Europe on foot, and walked 900 miles with one pair of shoes which he got mended at Zurich; and, on his return, published an account of his travels, which he called Crudities, 4to., 1611. The work is full of extravagant stories and egotistical absurdities; and was recommended by verses from Ben Jonson, Harrington, Inigo Jones, Drayton, and others. Delighted with the success of his book, he determined to travel ten years more, and set out in 1612. He visited Constantinople, Egypt, the Levant, and penetrated into Persia, and the dominions of the Great Mogul. At Surat, a flux, occasioned by a debauch on sack, carried him off in 1617. During his absence some letters were published, in 1616, as from him, but bearing strong marks of having been written by some other hand, or hands, to ridicule him. Prefixed to them is an epigram called "His Parallel with Erasmus": Erasmus did in praise of folly write,
And Coryate doth in his self-praise endite.
And under a wood-cut of him riding an elephant :
Loe heere the wooden Image of our wits;
Borne in first travaile on the back of nits,
O what will he ride when his years expire?
The world must ride him or he will all retire.
Purchas, in his Pilgrimage, Part I., book fifth, chap. vii. 5, 6 (and not, as Hawkins says, book fourth, chap. xvii., where no mention is made of him), cites from the letters published in 1617, and calls Coryate, "the world's great foot post." The passage referred to occurs in his Crudities, in "a character of the author," on the reverse of b. 1.-B.
Page 287.-a very pretty church.-The church is that of Alstonfield. It was Cotton's parish church. See page 313, 321, and 339.
Page 288.-here appears the house.-Beresford Hall, Charles Cotton's seat. demolished about forty years ago. See illustrations.
Page 288.-Walton's chamber.-It seems uncertain which Walton's chamber An illustration is given on page 342. The authority is given in the List of Illustrations.
Page 292.-the little fishing-house.-Cotton, in his "Epistle to John Bradshaw, Esq.," printed in his Posthumous Poems, thus alludes to his Fishing-house : My River still through the same channel glides Clear from the tumult, salt, and dirt of tides, And my poor Fishing-house, my seat's best grace, Stands firm and faithfull in the self same place, I left it four months since, and ten to one
Page 314.-If any Book i., which reads,
I go a-fishing ere two days are gone.—N.
man such praises have-from Sir Philip Sidney's Arcadia,
For if my man must praises have,
What then must I, that keep the knave?
Page 322.-Isabella coloured.-Isabella, spezie di colore che partecipa del bianco e di giallo. Altieri's Dictionary. A kind of whitish yellow, or as some say, a buff colour a little soiled.
How it came by this name will appear from the following anecdote, for which I am obliged to a very ingenious and learned lady. The Archduke Albertus, who had married the Infanta Isabella, daughter of Philip II. of Spain, with whom he had the Low Countries in dowry, in the year 1602, having determined to lay siege to Ostend, then in the possession of the heretics, his pious princess, who attended him in that expedition, made a vow, that until it was taken, she would not change her clothes. Contrary to expectation, as the story says, it was three years before the place was reduced, in which time her highness's linen had acquired the above mentioned hue.-H.
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(Some Salmon Fishing very welcome to the hardiest Anglers
after the Close Time)
EDMUND BURKE, statesman, orator, writer: when a schoolboy an angler in the Gresse,
CHARLES R. MATURIN, writer and trout angler, died 1842.
ELIOT WARBURTON, writer (" The Crescent and the Cross," etc.), and trout angler, died JAMES SMITH, angler and writer. Jerrold said "Rejected Addresses" was suggested by a Darenth trout, died 1840.
ROBERT NICOLL, poet and excellent angler, born 1814.
JOHN DENNIS (or DENNYS), writer, died 1734. [See "Musa Piscatrix."
ALLAN RAMSAY, poet, fisherman, born 1715.
MAJOR, publisher of" The Compleat Angler," died 1849.
Salmon fishing opens on Halladale, Strathy, Naver, Borgie, Helmsdale, Thurso, Hope, Polla.
THOMAS (Lord) ERSKINE, advocate, scholar, and angler, born 1749.
GEORGE WASHINGTON (General), angler, 1st President U.S.A., born 1732.
EDWARD JESSE, naturalist and angler, born 1780.
E. MARSTON ("The Amateur Angler"), born 1825.
ROBERT OFFLEY ASHBURTON CREWE MILNES, Earl of Crewe, born 1858.
Salmon fishing opens on Tay.
Dr. GEORGE BERKELEY, Bishop of Cloyne, philosopher, and advocate of "Tar-water
GEORGE SELWYN MARRYAT, soldier, sportsman, naturalist, and perfect angler, died 1896
THOMAS CROFTON CROKER, writer of legends, and good trout angler, born 1798.
RICHARD LE GALLIENNE, born 1866.
Bishop SANDERSON, died 1663. WALTON wrote his life.
ROBERT BURNS ("a chiel's amang ye takin' notes"), born 1759.
JAMES HOGG ("The Ettrick Shepherd"), born 1772.
DAN MACLISE, artist; in boyhood an angler in the Dripsey, Cork, born 1811.
JOHN JAMES AUDUBON, American naturalist, one of the first, if not the first, to draw
Sir WILLIAM BEECHEY, painter and angler, and instructor in both arts of his son the
GENERAL GORDON, soldier and angler, born 1833.
WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR, scholar, and writer in prose and verse, and angler in Usk and
Salmon fishing opens Coquet, Tweed, the Shetland rivers, and in the Irish districts of