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Quotation by Izaak Walton
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The Compleat Angler (1653)
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 than angling.
Izaak Walton (1593–1683), British author, biographer. The Compleat Angler, ch. 5 (1653).
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