R. B. Marston (essay date 1894)
SOURCE: Marston, R. B. “Introductory.” In Walton and Some Earlier Writers on Fish and Fishing. London: Elliot Stock, 1894.
[In the essay which follows, Marston relates his affection for Walton's Compleat Angler and considers its importance among texts about fishing.]
Have you read The Compleat Angler? If you have, and are also acquainted with the Author's other writings, then these pages may perchance refresh your remembrance of them; but their object and the hope of the writer is to make Walton and a few earlier angling writers known to some to whom they are only names.
Looking back through a life, a never-failing delight of which...
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