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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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The Shaker Manifesto, Томове 12–13

1882
...moral-aquatic sphere is love for fishing. Old Isaac Walton went into ecstasies . over its pleasures, saying, "God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling." A loved employment, propelled by a strong will, will never fail to reward the worker. A good piscator...

Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...doctors of England was wont to say, that God could have made, but God never did make, a better berry." better berry, but doubtless God never did " : and...more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. The Complete Anijler. Part i. Ch. 5. Thus use your frog: put your hook, I mean the arming wire, through...

English Language and Literary Criticism: English prose

James Baldwin - 1883
...which we now see glide so quietly by us. Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, "Doubtless God could have made...but doubtless God never did ;" and so (if I might be jndge), God uever did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. As an example of the...

Chapters on Evolution

Andrew Wilson - 1883 - 383 страници
...in the Strawberries (Fig. 68), which secured the full admiration of Dr. Boteler, who declared that " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did"— a remark the correctness of which will probably be viewed FIG. 68.— STRAWBERRY, proportionately by...

Pages from an Old Volume of Life: A Collection of Essays, 1857-1881

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1883 - 433 страници
...Professor Gray. At last come the strawberries, of which Walton quotes from Dr. Boteler the famous saying, " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." When they have ripened in our own gardens, summer has begun, hardly till then ; and they mark pretty...

Through Europe with a Jug of Wine

Morrison Wood - 1964 - 302 страници
...stir in a tablespoon lemon juice and 2 ounces fine brandy. Blend well, then pour over pears and serve. "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did," is the way Dr. Boteler characterized strawberries as reported by Izaak Walton in The Compleat Angler....
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Johnstown Flood

David McCullough - 2007 - 304 страници
...pastimes there were which would take a man so far, in spirit at least, from the rude industrial grind. "God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling," were the words of Izaak Walton in the newly reissued, and quite costly, two-volume edition of his great...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 страници
...occasions for hope. John Buchan (1875-1940) British author, statesman We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, "Doubtless God could have made...more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling." Izaak Walton (1593-1683) English author, biographer Fly fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but...
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Curecanti National Recreation Area

Rose Houk - 1991 - 16 страници
...basins—lola, Cebolla, and Sapinero—that were home to hay meadows, elk and deer, and a meander"l/1 might be judge, God never did make a more calm quiet innocent recreation titan angling —The Compleat Angler 1zaak Walton ANGLERS' IOY, Around Blue Mesa Reservoir, fishing...
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Richard Aldington: An Autobiography in Letters

Richard Aldington, Norman T. Gates - 1992 - 402 страници
...The Compleat Angler, Oxford, 1915, part 1, chap. 5, p. 120, where William Butler is quoted as saying of strawberries: "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." 1 1 . Jean Francois Marmontel, Memoirs of Marmontel, trans. Brigit Patmore, London, 1930. 56. To HD...
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