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The Angler's Ballad

By Cotton, Charles

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Book Id: WPLBN0000247653
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Title: The Angler's Ballad  
Author: Cotton, Charles
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Poetry, Verse drama
Collections: Poetry Collection
Historic
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Publisher: World Public Library Association

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Cotton, C. (n.d.). The Angler's Ballad. Retrieved from http://members.worldebooklibrary.org/


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Poetry

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Excerpt: AWAY to the brook, // All your tackle out look, // Here's a day that is worth a year's wishing; // See that all things be right, // For 'tis a very spite // To want tools when a man goes a-fishing. // Your rod with tops two, // For the same will not do // If your manner of angling you vary // And full will you may think // If you troll with a pink, // One too weak will be apt to miscarry. // Then basket, neat made // By a master in's trade // In a belt at your shoulders must dangle; // For none e'er was so vain // To wear this to disdain, // Who a true Brother was of the Angle. // Next, pouch must not fail, // Stuff'd as full as a mail, // With wax, crewels, silks, hair, furs and feathers, // To make several flies, // For the several skies, // That shall kill in despite of all weathers. // The boxes and books // For your lines and your hooks, // And, though not for strict need notwithstanding, // Your scissors, and your hone // To adjust your points on, // With a net to be sure for your landing. // All these things being on, // 'Tis high time we were gone, // Down, and upward, that all may have pleasure; // Till, here meeting at night, // We shall have the delight...

 

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