"Shades of evening were adding solemnity to the landscape"

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Title

"Shades of evening were adding solemnity to the landscape"

Subject

Lough Derg--Henry Newland--Fishing--Evening

Description

"By this time there began to be a stir among the boatmen, the sun had been for some while under the horizon, and the shades of evening were adding solemnity to the landscape…"

Creator

Henry Newland, 1804-1860

Source

Newland, Henry, The Erne, Its Legends and Its Fly-Fishing, pp. 242-44

Publisher

Chapman and Hall, London

Date

1851

Contributor

Digitised by Internet Archive, originally from University of California

Rights

Public domain

Format

xiv, 395 p. plates. 20 cm

Language

English

Type

Fishing memoirs

Identifier

DD_0189

Coverage

54.616218, -7.876212

References

http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc2.ark:/13960/t4qj7g05s

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Text

"By this time there began to be a stir among the boatmen, the sun had been for some while under the horizon, and the shades of evening were adding solemnity to the landscape. There was not a breath of wind, and the surface of the lake, which even yet retained its dull, red glow, became still and dark as a sheet of copper. The rods, which hitherto had been pitched in the turf by their spikes, were removed into the boat, together with the miscellaneous articles of the encampment, and Johnny M'Gowan came up with a smiling and hopeful countenance. 'The boatman says, says he, the night will do iligant.'

'The sooner we are off, the better,' said the Captain, jumping up and hastening to the boat, which had been launched, and lay floating beside a rock.

But if the Captain was in a hurry, the boatmen were not ; everything was done slowly and deliberately for the purpose of whiling away the time, and it was nearly dark when they arrived at a part of the lake where the shallowness of the water, and the sandy nature of the bottom, appeared to their experience as suited to the spot. But the surface here was just as dark and unmoved as that of any part they had visited. It seemed as if neither trout nor living animal of any kind was ever to be found beneath it." (pp. 242-44)

Original Format

Monograph

Citation

Henry Newland, 1804-1860, “"Shades of evening were adding solemnity to the landscape",” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed May 24, 2024, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/207.

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