The life of Isaac Walton; incuding notices of his contemporaries. [on large paper, cm.20].

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Página 41 - Complete Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation : being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds. Fish and Fishing, written by IZAAK WALTON ; and Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a clear Stream, by CHARLES COTTON.
Página 62 - Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in in his season.
Página 70 - Leaders of the people by their counsels, and by their knowledge of learning meet for the people, wise and eloquent in their instructions...
Página 77 - He that at midnight, when the very labourer sleeps securely, should hear, as I have very often, the clear airs, the sweet descants, the natural rising and falling, the doubling and redoubling of her voice, might well be lifted above earth, and say, Lord, what music hast thou provided for the Saints in Heaven, when thou affordest bad men such music on Earth...
Página 73 - A battle or a triumph are conjunctures in which not one man in a million is likely to be engaged ; but when we see a person at the point of death, we cannot forbear being attentive to every thing he says or does, because we are sure that some time or other we shall ourselves be in the same melancholy circumstances. The general, the statesman, or the philosopher, are perhaps characters which we may never act in, but the dying man is one whom, sooner or later, we shall certainly resemble.
Página 67 - that he had great reason to give God thanks for his travels ; since, if it were possible, he returned rather more confirmed of the purity of the Protestant religion than he was before.
Página 1 - ... he dwelt on the north side of Fleet-street, in a house two doors west of the end of Chancery-lane, and abutting on a messuage known by the sign of the Harrow.
Página 35 - And let no man imagine, that a work on such a subject must necessarily be unentertaining, or trifling, or even uninstructive ; for the contrary will most evidently appear, from a perusal of this excellent piece, which — whether we consider the elegant simplicity of the style, the ease and unaffected humour of the dialogue, the lovely scenes which it delineates, the enchanting pastoral poetry which it contains, or the fine morality it so sweetly inculcates— has hardly its fellow in any...
Página 48 - So beauteous did the scenery of this delightful spot appear to him, that, to use his own words, " the pleasantness of the river, mountains, and meadows about it, cannot be described, unless Sir Philip Sidney, or Mr. Cotton's father were again alive to do it.
Página 10 - My next and last example shall be that undervaluer of money, the late Provost of Eton College, Sir Henry Wotton, a man with whom I have often fished and conversed, a man whose foreign employments in the service of this nation, and whose experience, learning, wit, and cheerfulness, made his company to be esteemed one of the delights of mankind...

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