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" No life, my honest scholar, no life so happy and so pleasant as the life of a well-governed angler; for when the lawyer is swallowed up with business, and the statesman is preventing or contriving plots, then we sit on cowslip banks, hear the birds sing,... "
Crosscurrents: A Fly Fisher's Progress - Pagina 1
door James R. Babb - 2002 - 224 pagina’s
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Dove Dale Revisited: With Other Holiday Sketches

Edward Marston - 1902 - 130 pagina’s
...of a wellgoverned angler ; for when the lawyer is swallowed up with business, and the statesman is preventing or contriving plots, then we sit on cowslip...now see glide so quietly by us." — IZAAK WALTON. ND only a day ; my first acquaintance with that renowned stream. I have been trying to trace on an...
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A Primer of English Literature

Abby Willis Howes - 1903 - 190 pagina’s
...business, — and the statesman is preventing, or contriving, plots — then we sit on cowslip-banks, hear the birds sing, and possess ourselves in as much...streams, which we now see glide so quietly by us." The Worthies of England, by Thomas Fuller, is also a notable book on account of its interesting information...
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English & American Literature, Studies in Literary Criticism ..., Volume 8

Charles Herbert Sylvester - 1903
...up with business, and the statesman is preventing or contriving plots, then we sit on cowslip-banks, hear the birds sing, and possess ourselves in as much...streams, 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...
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Social Life Under the Stuarts

Elizabeth Godfrey, Jessie Bedford - 1904 - 273 pagina’s
...well-governed angler ; for when ' the lawyer is swallowed up with business, and the states' man is preventing or contriving plots, then we sit on ' cowslip...streams, ' 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...
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English Literature

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - 1905 - 445 pagina’s
...business, and the statesman is preventing or contriving plots, then we sit on cowslip-banks, hearing the birds sing, and possess ourselves in as much quietness...streams, which we now see glide so quietly by us." For the Puritan side of this divided age, the name of John Milton stands, in literature, almost alone;...
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The Masterpieces and the History of Literature: Analysis ..., Volume 5

Julian Hawthorne - 1906
...up with business, and the statesman is preventing or contriving plots, then we sit on cowslip-banks, hear the birds sing, and possess ourselves in as much...streams, 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...
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In the Land of the Beautiful Trout

Arthur Tysilio Johnson - 1907 - 169 pagina’s
...life of a wellgoverned angler, for when the lawyer is swallowed up with business and the statesman is preventing or contriving plots, then we sit on cowslip...silver streams 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...
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Fish Stories Alleged and Experienced: With a Little History Natural and ...

Charles Frederick Holder, David Starr Jordan - 1909 - 336 pagina’s
...the lawyer is swallowed up with business, and the statesman is preventing or contriving plots, there we sit on cowslip banks, hear the birds sing, and...these silent silver streams, which we now see glide by us." And the birds delight him as well as the streams and all their fishes. The lark rises from...
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Child Classics, Boek 4

Georgia Alexander - 1909
...watch him in the water, with his bright blended colors and gentle ways, once more, with Old Izaak, " we sit on cowslip banks, hear the birds sing, and possess ourselves in as much quietness as the silent silver streams which we see glide so quietly by us." During the ordinary business of the...
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The New England Medical Gazette, Volume 49

1914
...up with business, and the Statesman is preventing or contriving plots, then we sit on cowslip-banks, hear the birds sing, and possess ourselves in as much...streams, 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...
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