A Trouting Idyl

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A TROUTING IDYL.

“I go a-fishing.” — JOHN xxi, 3.
A line,
A hook,
A rod,
A brook,
A man absorbed in fishing;
A cast,
A bite,
“A trout!”
“You’re right;”
For this I have been wishing.”

In camp
To lie,
With trout
To fry,
Farewell to cares and sadness!
No care,
No strife
In such
A life,
What health and rest and gladness!

Then come
With me,
Away
We’ll flee,
And we’ll spend a month together,
By stream
And lake
Sly trout
We’ll take,
And sleep in stormy weather.

— Cambridge Tribune.

Freeborn County Standard (Albert Lea, Minnesota) Apr 20, 1882

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