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" Of pendent trees the monarch of the brook, Behoves you then to ply your finest art. Long time he, following cautious, scans the fly, And oft attempts to seize it, but as oft The dimpled water speaks his jealous fear. At last, while haply o'er the shaded... "
Thomson's Poetical Works - Page 14
by James Thomson, George Gilfillan - 1853 - 372 pages
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The seasons; with his life, by mr. Murdoch

James Thomson - 1806 - 242 pages
...brook, Behoves you then to ply. your finest art. Long time he, following cautious, scans the fly ; And oft attempts to seize it, but as oft The dimpled water speaks his jealous fear. 445 At last, while haply o'er the shaded sun Passes a cloud, he desperate takes the death, With sullen...
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A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling: Confirmed by Actual Experience ...

Thomas Best - 1807 - 208 pages
...scans the fly, The dimpl'd water speaks his jealous fear. And oft attempts to seize it, but as oft At last, while haply o'er the shaded sun Passes a...death. With sullen plunge: at once he darts along, Then seeks the farthest ooze, the sheltering wood, Deep struck, aild runs out all the lengthen d line,...
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The cabinet of poetry, containing the best entire pieces in the works of the ...

Cabinet - 1808 - 524 pages
...ply your finest art. Long time he, following cautious, scans the fly; And oft attempts to seize rt, but as oft The dimpled water speaks his jealous fear....lengthen'd line: Then seeks the farthest ooze, the shelte ing weed, The cavern'd bank, his old secure pbode ; And flies aloft, and flounces round the...
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The Poetical Works of James Thomson: Collated with the Best Editions:

James Thomson, Thomas Park - 1808 - 444 pages
...brook, Behoves you then to ply your finest art. Long time he, following cautious, scans the fly; \i il oft attempts to seize it, but as oft The dimpled water...he darts along, Deep-struck, and runs out all the lengthened line; Then seeks the farthest ooze, the sheltering weed, The cavern'd baak, his old secure...
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The seasons, with the life of the author: to which are added Hesiod, or the ...

James Thomson, Thomas Parnell - 1808 - 338 pages
...the brook , Behoves you then to ply your fmest art. Long time he, following cautious, scans the fly; And oft attempts to seize it , but as oft The dimpled...sun Passes a cloud , he desperate takes the death , Wiih sullen plunge. At once he darts along, T*e«p.struck , and runs out all the lengthened line...
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A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling [etc.]

Thomas Best - 1808 - 210 pages
...Long time he, following cautious, scans the fly, And oft attempts to seize it, but as oft The dimpl'd water speaks his jealous fear. At last, while haply...death. With sullen plunge : at once he darts along, Deep struck, aiid runs out all the lenethen'd line, Then seeks the farthest ooze, the sheltering wood,...
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A Concise Treatise on the Art of Angling ...

Thomas Best - 1808 - 204 pages
...Long timp he, following cautious, scans the fly, And oft attempts to seize it, but as oft The dimpl'd water speaks his jealous fear. At last, while haply...death. With sullen plunge: at once he darts along, Deep struck, and runs out all the lengthen'd line, Then seeks the furthest ooze, the sheltering wood,...
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 6

1809 - 402 pages
...your finest art. Lung time he, following cautious, scan* the fly ; And oft attempts to seize u, :lnn as oft The dimpled water speaks his jealous fear. At last, while Imply o'er the shaded sun Passes a clond, he desp'rate takes the death, With sullen plunge. At once...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 546 pages
...scans the fly; And oft attempts to seize it, bnt as oft The dimpled water speaks his jealous frar. At last, while haply o'er the shaded Sun Passes a...he darts along, Deep-struck, and runs out all the lengthm'd line: Then seeks the farthest ooze, the sheltering need, The cavern'd bank, his old secure...
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Broome, Pope, Pitt, Thomson

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 536 pages
...the brook, Behove* you then to ply your finest art Long time he, following cautious, scans the fly; And oft attempts to seize it, but as oft The dimpled water speaks bis jealous fear. At last, while haply o'er the shaded Sun 1'asses a cloud, he desperate takes the...
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