A description of the river Thames, &c., with the city of London's jurisdiction and conservancy thereof proved both in point of right and usage by prescription, charters, acts of Parliament, decrees ...: To which is added, A brief description of those fish, with their seasons, spawning times, &c. that are caught in the Thames, or sold in London. To which are added, rules, orders, and ordinances ... for the more effectual preservation and improvement of the spawn and fry of fish and for the better regulating the fishery thereof

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Printed for T. Longman, 1758 - Nature - 296 pages
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Page 115 - ... to be committed to the house of correction, to be kept to hard labour for any time not exceeding three months, unless the forfeiture be sooner paid.
Page 184 - Head fhort, and like that of a Tench ; the Mouth is of a middle Size ; the Lips fat, flefhy, and yellow. It is without Teeth, but there is a triangular Bone in the Palate, and two other Bones in the Throat, which ferve for the fame Purpofe. On the upper Lip, near the Corner of the Mouth, are two yellow Appendages, which may be called Muftachios, from their Situation.
Page 175 - ... and divers other fishes do, as Sir Francis Bacon hath observed in his History of Life and Death. And next you are to take notice that he is not like the crocodile, which if he lives never so long, yet always thrives till his death; but 'tis not so with the trout, for after he...
Page 101 - London aforesaid, and to exercise and occupy the same office by the mayor of the said city for the time being during the time of his mayoralty, or by his sufficient deputies...
Page 188 - I have had great diversion with them for the whole day through. THE BARBEL, Is a handsome well-shaped fish ; the back is of an olive colour, the belly silver ; it is speckled on the back and sides with small black spots ; his make is long and roundish, and his snout sharp ; the mouth not large, but the upper jaw is more prominent than the lower ; he has four barbs, or wattles, from which he derives his name, two at the corners of his mouth and two near the end of the snout. The Barbel cannot well...
Page 245 - Inconveniences are effectually prevented by a little Salt. Thus the Sea is lavifh of her Stores, and at the fame Time furnifhes us with that which renders their Communication eafy, and their Conveyance fafe.
Page 102 - Thames, the office being exercised by the mayor for the time being, or his sufficient deputies from time to time, for ever, in, upon, or about the same water of...
Page 244 - Smelts, Soles, Thornbacks, and a vaft Variety of other Fifh, that adorn our Difhes, and gratify the niceft Tafte. What a Delicacy, what a Profufion of Provifions do we receive from the Indulgence of this Element ! This very Delicacy, however, might poffibly fo enhance their Value, that none but the Rich...
Page 109 - Lawday, that the Moiety of all such Forfeitures shall be to the King our Sovereign Lord, and the other Moiety thereof to...
Page 102 - Motion, have given and granted, and by thefe Prefents, for us, our heirs and succeffors, DO GIVE AND GRANT...

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