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A stick and a string with a fly at one end and a fool at the other.

Unknwon Topic: Fishing

The man that weds for greedy wealth, He goes a fishing fair, But often times he gets a frog, Or very little share.

Unattributed Author Topic: Fishing

A rod twelve feet long and a ring of wire, A winder and barrel, will help thy desire In killing a Pike; but the forked stick, With a slit and a bladder,--and that other fine trick, Which our artists call snap, with a goose or a duck,-- Will kill two for one, if you have any luck; The gentry of Shropshire do merrily smile, To see a goose and a belt the fish to beguile; When a Pike suns himselfe and a-frogging doth go, The two-inched hook is better, I know, Than the ord'nary snaring: but still I must cry, When the Pike is at home, minde the cookery.

Thomas Barker Topic: Fishing

The first men that our Saviour dear Did choose to wait upon Him here, Blest fishers were; and fish the last Food was, that He on earth did taste: I therefore strive to follow those, Whom He to follow Him hath chose.

William Basse Topic: Fishing

Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn?

Bible Topic: Fishing

Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.

Bible Topic: Fishing

For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes that they had taken: And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not; from henceforth, thou shalt catch men.

Bible Topic: Fishing

And angling too, that solitary vice, What Izaak Walton sings or says: The quaint, old, cruel coxcomb, in his gullet Should have a hook, and a small trout to pull it.

Lord Byron Topic: Fishing

Modesty is the only sure bait when you are fishing for praise.

Lord Byron Topic: Fishing

As the lone Angler, patient man, At Mewry-Water, or the Banne, Leaves off, against his placid wish, Impaling worms to torture fish.

Lord Byron Topic: Fishing

Old Peter Grimes made fishing his employ; His wife he cabined with him and his boy, And seemed that life laborious to enjoy.

George Crabbe Topic: Fishing

For angling-rod he took a sturdy oak; For line, a cable that in storm ne'er broke; His hook was such as heads the end of pole To pluck down house ere fire consumes it whole; This hook was bated with a dragon's tail,-- And then on rock he stood to bob for whale.

Sir William Davenant Topic: Fishing

Of all the world's enjoyments That ever valued were, There's none of our employments With fishing can compare. - Thomas Durfee ,

Thomas Durfee Topic: Fishing

The biggest fish he ever caught were those that got away.

Eugene Field Topic: Fishing

The end of fishing is not angling, but catching.

Thomas Fuller Topic: Fishing

It is a silly fish that is caught twice with the same bait.

Thomas Fuller Topic: Fishing

Still he fishes that catches one.

Thomas Fuller Topic: Fishing

When if or chance or hunger's powerful sway Directs the roving trout this fatal way, He greedily sucks in the twining bait, And tugs and nibbles the fallacious meat. Now, happy fisherman; now twitch the line! How thy rod bends! behold, the prize is thine!

John Gay Topic: Fishing

They may the better fish in the water when it is troubled.

Richard Grafton Topic: Fishing

There is only one theory about angling in which I have perfect confidence, and this is that the two words, least appropriate to any statement, about it, are the words "always" and "never."

Lord Edward Grey Topic: Fishing

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