button to main menu  Observations on Picturesque Beauty, vol.1 p.153

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vol.1 p.153
in any lake, in which such deep recesses are not found.
The char-fishing is a very profitable branch of trade to the proprietors of the lake. The whole area of it is divided into five districts. An invisible line crosses the surface from crag to crag - a limit, which the fisherman correctly knows. But tho the space of each fishery is nearly equal, yet the produce is otherwise; the fish running in shoals sometimes in one part of the lake, and sometimes in another.- When the farmer rents land, he can judge of his bargain by the surface. When he rents water, he must take his chance.
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