A rural poem

C. WaythTrout Fishing : or The River Darent , A rural Poem, Londres, Simpkin Marshall & Co., 1845, p. 62-63.

And as their willow’d banks my footsteps near,

Brief splashing on the tide I frequent hear ;

It is the trout, that here in ceaseless play,

Bound from the flood to grasp their fluttering prey.

For now the caddis*  from their larva state,

The river scorn to soar on wings elate ;

* The cadis worms inhabit almost all clear running streams, and are commonly know to anglers as case-worms. They are the larvae of the various tribes of Phryganea. When they undergo their transformation, they are commonlu know as the May-Fly.