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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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The Warner Library, Volume 25

Charles Dudley Warner, John William Cunliffe, Ashley Horace Thorndike, Harry Morgan Ayres, Helen Rex Keller, Gerhard Richard Lomer - 1917
...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...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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Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey, Volume 1

Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark - 1920
...the water, with his bright blended colors and gentle ways, once more, with Old Izaak, 'we sit on the 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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A History of English Literature

John Buchan - 1923 - 675 pagina’s
...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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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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Tradition and Jazz

Fred Lewis Pattee - 1925 - 287 pagina’s
...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...streams, which we now see glide so quietly by us." Or yet again, this amazingly unmodern account of 65 the origin of his book: "I sat quietly by a calm...
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Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes, Volume 5

1863
...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...sing, and ' possess ourselves in as much quietness as those silent silvery streams ' we now see glide so quietly by.' ' self in a frog-like attitude and...
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Proceedings

National Recreation Congress - 1940
...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, and possess our selves in as much quietness as these silent silver streams which we now see glide so quietly by...
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Agricultural Science Review, Volume 5

1967
...each to the other. It would not be so good a class as the one Izaak Walton described when he wrote, "We sit on cowslip banks, hear the birds sing, and possess ourselves in quietness," but if the student came even close to possessing himself in quietness, the class could...
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First Cast

Phil Genova - 1998 - 320 pagina’s
...when the lawyer is swelled up in business and the statesman is preventing or contriving plots, there we sit on cowslip banks, hear the birds sing, and...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 a...
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Animals and Modern Cultures: A Sociology of Human-Animal Relations in Modernity

Adrian Franklin - 1999 - 213 pagina’s
...in comparison with the ordering of everyday life that angling and hunting find much of their appeal: No life, my honest scholar, no life so happy and so...and possess ourselves in as much quietness as these silver streams, which we now see glide so quietly by us. (Walton quoted in Paxman 1995: 16) It is interesting...
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