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THE SEVENTH EDITION.
ART OF ANGLING,
Confirmed by actual Experience ;
SEVERAL NEW AND RECENT DISCOVERIES;
THE WHOLE FORMING
A COMPLETE MUSEUM,
LOVERS OF THAT PLEASING AND RATIONAL
BY THOMAS BEST,
As in successive course the seasons roll,
ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC.
THE credit of this treatise is so fully established by the approbation the former editions have met with, that it would be quite superfluous to say any thing more in its favour. In the present edition, which has been revised with the greatest atten
tion, I have been careful to avoid all newŹ fangled rules, but have endeavoured to
render those which I have before laid down more conspicuous and intelligent. Most of the late publications on this pleasing and rational recreation may allure by their novelty for a while, but are in general so vague and full of error, that, like summer insects, pereunt et imputantur, they must perish and be thought on no more. Hoping
the present edition will be well received by all judicious and discriminating Anglers, I shall conclude with observing,
Si quid novisti rectius istis
Or,“ Better precepts if you can impart,
* Tottenham Hale, 1804.
* Excellent reception for anglers at Brother Patrick's in that