Fallodon Papers

Fallodon Papers

Fallodon Papers

Fallodon Papers

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With the exception of the chapter on 'Fly-Fishing,' which was written to be included here, all the papers in this volume have already appeared in print.

The address on 'Recreation' was published separately after it was delivered. I happened to be in the United States not long after the death of Theodore Roosevelt and it seemed not inappropriate, and was a privilege and pleasure to me, to make a contribution to his memory by giving at his old University an account of an incident in his life, in which I had shared.

The other addresses have been printed in the journals or records of the societies or institutions to which they were delivered.

I wish to acknowledge the courtesy of societies in whose journals severally these papers have appeared.

In ordinary circumstances all these lectures or addresses would have been first written and then read from a manuscript. But impaired sight was unequal to this performance. There was therefore no original manuscript; each address was prepared mentally and delivered orally like a speech, with the use only of very slender notes or no notes at all. A verbatim re-

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