Angling in the Serpentine — Saturday, P.M. by John Leech. [A modern photograph of the Serpentine and the bridge in the background]. Note that the young boy with a fishing rod and an older man turn around in alarm as some non-fisherman has throw a stick into the water for his dog to retrieve, thereby scaring away the fish. The caption continues:

Piscator No. 1. “Had ever a bite, Jim?”.

Piscator No. 2. “Not yet — I only come here last Wednesday!”.

Image from Internet Archive. Text and formatting by George P. Landow [This image may be used without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose without prior permission as long as you credit this site, the Internet Archive, and the University of Toronto library.]


John Leech's Pictures of Life and Character from the Collecton of Mr. Punch. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., 1886.

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