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THE WHOLE FORMING A COMPLETE MUSEUM FOR
THE LOVERS OF THAT PLEASING AND

RATIONAL RECREATION

By THOMAS BEST,
AUTHOR OF MATILDA, &c. &c.

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As in successive course the seasons roll,
So circling pleasures recreate the sout:
When genial spring a living warmth bestows,
And o'er the year her verdaot mantle throws,
No swelling innundation hides the ground,
But chrystal currents glide within their bounds;
The finny brood their wonted haunts forsake,
Float in the sun, and skim along the lake;
With frequent leap they range the shallow streains,
Their silver coats reflect the dazzling beams,
Now let the fisherman his toils prepare,
And aim himself with ev'ry wat ry snare;
His hooks, his lives peruse, with careful eye,
Increase his tackle, and his rod re-tie. GAY

THE FIFTH EDITION, CAREFULLY REVISED.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR B. CROSBY AND CO. NO. 4, STATIONERS

COURT, LUDGATE-STREET.

1802,

LEWIS and Co. Printers, Paternoster-row,

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