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HANDBOOK OF ANGLING:
FLY-FISHING, TROLLING, BOTTOM-FISHING,
Natural i&uStflrj) of fttber Jfutfj,
THE BEST MODES OF CATCHING THEM.
Of " Bell's Life in London."
"I have been a great follower of fishing myself, and in its cheerful solitude
IMPROVED AND EXTENDED.
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMANS,
MAJOR MOUNTJOY MARTYR,
Of The 2nd Regiment or Life Guards,
Distinguished Promoter Of All Manly Sports, Which Have Tended So Much To Make The British Soldier The Best And Bravest In The World,
THIS IMPROVED EDITION
A HANDBOOK OF ANGLING
By HIS OBLIGED AND FAITHFUL SERVANT,
2. Cambridge Street.
Hyde Parle Square, 1848.
It is a pleasant thing to a man of honest heart to have an opportunity of trying to pay a portion of his debts. It is pleasanter still to have a liberal creditor, like the public, who will be satisfied with instalments, and even "take the will for the deed." If I were not aware of the generosity of the public, I should despair of ever being able to liquidate the large claims it has upon me. I feel abashed at the success it has heaped upon me, knowing my own unworthiness better than any one else can know it. Humiliated by an undeserved award of merit, I must endeavour to prove my gratitude in the best way I can.
No author has ever been more kindly treated by his public judges than myself. I voluntarily put myself on trial before them, and all of them, without a single exception, have recorded verdicts