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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: And The Castle of Indolence

James Thomson - 1841 - 352 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 desperate takes the death, With sullen plunge....
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The Saturday Magazine, Volumes 18-19

1841 - 536 pages
...ns oft The dimpled water speaks his jealous frar. At last, while haply o'er th« shaded snn Pass« a cloud, he desperate takes the death, With sullen plunge. At once he darts along, Deep-ttruck, and runs out all tho lengthened lino; Then seeks the farthest ooze, the sheltering weed,...
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The Angler's Guide, Being a Plain and Complete Practical Treatise on the ...

Thomas Frederick Salter - 1841 - 428 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 bis jealous fear : At last, while haply o'er the shaded sun Passes a cloud, he desperate tukes the...
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The Seasons

James Thomson - 1842 - 384 pages
...brook, Behooves you then to ply your finest art. ' Long time he, followed cautious, scans the fly ; And oft attempts to seize it, but as oft The dimpled...sun Passes a cloud, he desperate takes the death, «3t> With sullen plunge. At once he darts along, Deep-struck, and runs out all the lengthen'd line;...
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The seasons & Castle of indolence, by Thomson. The farmer's boy, Rural tales ...

James Thomson - 1842 - 440 pages
...Passes a cloud, he desp'rate takes the 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 shelt'ring weed, The cavern'd hank, his old secure ahode; And flies aloft, and flounces round the pool....
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1843 - 826 pages
...Behoves you then to ply your finest art. Long time he, following cautious, scans the fly ; And ofl w. But if thou judge it hard and difficult. Conversing,...nuptial embraces sweet , And with desire to languish wi Wilh sullen plunge. At once he darts along, Deep-struck, and runs out all the lenglhen'd line : Then...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1843 - 830 pages
...the brook, Behoves you then to ply your finest art. Long time he, following cautious, scans the fly; en our ho desperate takes the death. With sullen plunge. At once he darts along. Deep-struck, and runs out...
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The seasons, ed. with notes by A.T. Thomson

James Thomson - 1847 - 504 pages
...crowd, Where scatter'd wide the lily of the valef Its balmy essence breathes, where cowslips J hang The dimpled water speaks his jealous fear. At last,...while haply o'er the shaded sun Passes a cloud, he desp'rate takes the death, With snilen plunge." Fly-fishing is a philosophic pastime to the educated,...
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Exercises in Rhetorical Reading: With a Series of Introductory Lessons ...

Richard Green Parker - 1849 - 446 pages
...brook, 30 Benoves 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 sun 35 Passes a cloud, he desperate takes the death, With sullen plunge. At once he darts along, Deep struck,...
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The Poetical Works of James Thomson: Comprising All His Pastoral, Dramatic ...

James Thomson - 1849 - 772 pages
...brook, Behoves you then to ply your finest art. 425 Long time he, following eautions, seans the fly ; And oft attempts to seize it, but as oft The dimpled water speaks his jealous fear. At li-,. while haply o'er the shaded sun Passes a eloud, he desperate takes the death, 430 With sullen...
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