Izaak Walton Quote

Sir Henry Wotton was a most dear lover and a frequent practiser of the Art of Angling; of which he would say, "'T was an employment for his idle time, which was then not idly spent, a rest to his mind, a cheerer of his spirits, a diverter of sadness, a calmer of unquiet thoughts, a moderator of passions, a procurer of contentedness;" and "that it begat habits of peace and patience in those that professed and practised it."


Part I, ch. 1. - The Compleat Angler (1653-1655)

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Sir Henry Wotton was a most dear lover and a frequent practiser of the Art of Angling; of which he would say, 'T was an employment for his idle time, ...

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Sir Henry Wotton was a most dear lover and a frequent practiser of the Art of Angling; of which he would say, 'T was an employment for his idle time, ...

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Sir Henry Wotton was a most dear lover and a frequent practiser of the Art of Angling; of which he would say, 'T was an employment for his idle time, ...

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Sir Henry Wotton was a most dear lover and a frequent practiser of the Art of Angling; of which he would say, 'T was an employment for his idle time, ...