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" Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did ; " and so, if I might be judge, " God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation... "
The Complete Angler, Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse ... - Страница 106
по Izaak Walton, Sir John Hawkins - 1822 - 383 страници
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Out-of-doors: A Handbook of Games for the Playground

Alfred Elliott - 1872 - 225 страници
...silver streams which we now see glide so quietly by us. Indeed, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteter said of strawberries, ' Doubtless God could have made...more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling.' " We shall reverse the ordinary method of writers upon Angling, and teach our readers, first, WHAT...

THE BERKSHIRE

- 1872
...contriving plots, then he possesses himself in quietness;" and it is truly said of angling, what Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, "Doubtless God could have made...better berry, but doubtless God never did." And so, if we maybe judges, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling, nor, it may...

Counsel to a mother, a continuation of 'Advice to a mother'.

Pye Henry Chavasse - 1872
...strawberries. The strawberry is, for a child, the king of fruits. I)r Boteler once quaintly said of it, that " doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did," — meaning thereby that the strawberry is, as a fruit, as near perfection as anything in this world...

Fraser's Magazine, Том 6; Том 86

James Anthony Froude, John Tulloch - 1872
...authors (as the true angler's ought to be), those hours must be provocative of much profit and delight. ' God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling,' says the patriarch of the craft. Besides this, fly-fishing so easily connects itself with poetry, art,...

Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 страници
...Poetry, men are to be born s0. Part i. Ch, I. Old-fashioned poetry, but choicely good. Part 1. Ch. 4. We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler1 said of strawberries...more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. Part i. Ch. 5. Thus use your frog : put your hook, I mean the arming wire, through his mouth, and out...

Luton, Past and Present: Its History and Antiquities

Frederick Davis (of Luton.) - 1874 - 139 страници
...which we now see glide so gently by us. Indeed my good scholar, we may say of anglers, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries — ' doubtless God could have...berry, but, doubtless God never did ' ; and so (if 1 might judge) God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling ! " The river...

Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society

American Antiquarian Society - 1874
...Complete Angler, where it is written " Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of Angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, ' Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.'" This Dr. Boteler was Dr. Win. Butler, a celebrated but eccentric physician, born at Ipswich about 1535....

Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 страници
...Old-fashioned poetry, but choicely good. Part i. Ch. 4. No man can lose what he never had. Part i. Ch. 5. We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler1 said of strawberries...more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. Part i. Ch. 5. 1 William Butler, styled by Dr. Fuller in his Worthies (Suffolk) the " ^Esculapius of...

Report, Том 5

New Hampshire. Dept. of Agriculture - 1875
...silver streams which we now see glide so quietly by us. Indeed, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, ' Doubtless God could have made...more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. And who that is enamored of piscatorial pleasures, and occasionally seeks the shady banks of some sequestered...

THE ANNALS OF KANSAS.

DANIEL W. WILDER - 1875
...briefly. It was in this speech that the poet Pierpont applied to Kansas the saying, of Dr. Boteler of strawberries: " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." MAY 27. — Gov. Walker reaches Lecompton, via Lawrence, and issues his Inaugural Address. It was a...




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