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PREFACE.
There have been several distinct collections of Angling Songs published within the last few years ; but all that have fallen in my way, have been local in language, turn of thought, and descriptive al­lusions. There are North of England Songs,. Scottish Songs, and Songs in the dialects of the West of England. There is not, as far as 1 am aware, any general collection of Fishing Songs, embodying the poetical warblings of piscatorians of all parts of the kingdom. It is chiefly to sup­ply this deficiency that the present small volume is published. A great number of the pieces have never been printed before, having been collected from private sources; and several have only ap­peared in local newspapers, magazines, &c They have been throwu together somewhat at random ; and ail that can be said for their merits is, that
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