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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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Select Works of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Prefaces

John Aikin - 1826 - 840 pages
...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...jealous fear. At last, while haply o'er the shaded Son Passes a cloud, he desperate takes the death, With sullen plunge. At once he darts along, Deep-struck,...
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The Seasons, and Castle of Indolence: To which is Prefixed the Life of the ...

James Thomson - 1826 - 268 pages
...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, whilst haply o'er the shaded sun Passes a cloud, he desp'rate takes the death, With sullen plunge....
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Le stagioni

James Thomson - 1826 - 430 pages
...ply your finest art. Long time he , following cnutious, scans thè fly ; And oft atternpts to sieze it , but as oft The dimpled water speaks his jealous fear. At last, while haply o'er thè shaded sun Passes a oloud, he desp'rate takes thè <leal.Ii, With sullen piange. At once he darts...
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The Angler's Guide: Being a Plain and Complete Practical Treatise of the Art ...

Thomas Frederick Salter - 1830 - 438 pages
...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...shaded sun Passes a cloud, he desperate takes the bait With sullen plunge ; at once he darts along, Deep struck, and runs out all the lengthen'd line,...
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Select British Poets: Containing the Works of Goldsmith, Thomson, Gray ...

Thomas F. Walker - 1830 - 256 pages
...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 jealoua fear. At last, whilst haply o'er the shaded sun Passes a cloud, he desp'rate takes the death,...
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The Works of Cowper and Thomson: Including Many Letters and Poems Never ...

William Cowper - 1832 - 602 pages
...finest art. Long time ho, following cautious, scans the fly • And oft attempts to seize it, but as oil The dimpled water speaks his jealous fear. At last,...Passes a cloud, he desperate takes the death, With lullen plunge. At once he darts along, Deep-struck, and runs out all the lengthened line ; Then seeks...
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The Angler's Guide: Being a Plain and Complete Practical Treatise on the Art ...

Thomas Frederick Salter - 1833 - 440 pages
...your finest art : Long time he, following, cautious scans the fly, And oft attempts to seize it, hut as oft The dimpled water speaks his jealous fear :...shaded sun Passes a cloud, he desperate takes the bait With sullen plunge ; at once he darts along, Deep struck, and runs out all the lengthen'd line,...
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Trout and Salmon Fishing in Wales

George Agar Hansard - 1834 - 280 pages
...following, cautious scans the fly, And oft attempts to seize it, but as oft The dimpled water checks his jealous fear : At last, while haply o'er the shaded...death With sullen plunge ; at once he darts along, Deep struck, and runs out all the lengthen'd line, Then seeks the farthest ooze, the sheltering weed,...
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Excursions in the north of Europe, ... in 1830 and 1833

John Barrow - 1834 - 446 pages
...playing round it as if conscious of the deceitful hook, in an unlucky moment, when— __-_——— " haply o'er the shaded sun Passes a cloud, he desperate...death, With sullen plunge : at once he darts along, Deep struck, and runs out all the lengtheu'd line ; Then seeks the farthest ooze, the shelt'ring weed,...
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Excursions in the North of Europe: Through Parts of Russia, Finland, Sweden ...

John Barrow - 1834 - 424 pages
...an unlucky moment, when — __— — _— ~— — " haply o'er the shaded sun Passes a cloud, hfi desperate takes the death, With sullen plunge : at once he darts along, Deep struck, and runs out all thelengtheu'd line ; Then seeks the farthest ooze, the shelt'ring weed,...
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