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HANDBOOK OF ANGLING:
FLY-FISHING, TROLLING, BOTTOM-FISHING,
AND SALMON-FISHING ;
Natural History of Riber Fish,
BEST MODES OF CATCHING THEM.
Of “Bell's Life in London."
" I have been a great follower of fishing myself, and in its cheersul solitude
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMANS,
BY HIS OBLIGED AND FAITHFUL SERVANT,
2. Cambridge Street,
Hyde Park Square, 1848.
THE SECOND EDITION.
It is a pleasant thing to a man of honest heart to have an opportunity of trying to pay a portion of his debts. It is pleasanter still to have a liberal creditor, like the public, who will be satisfied with instalments, and even “take the will for the deed.” If I were not aware of the generosity of the public, I should despair of ever being able to liquidate the large claims it has upon
I feel abashed at the success it has heaped upon me, knowing my own unworthiness better than any one else can know it. Humiliated by an undeserved award of merit, I must endeavour to prove my gratitude in the best way I can.
No author has ever been more kindly treated by his public judges than myself. I voluntarily put myself on trial before them, and all of them, without a single exception, have recorded verdicts