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" 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. "
The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine - Page 151
edited by - 1856
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1865 - 480 pages
...1593-1683. Angling is somewhat like Poetry, men are to be born so. The Complete Angler. Part i. Ch. 1. We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries...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. lUd. Part...
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The Complete Angler: Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation, of Izaak Walton ...

Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton - Fishing - 1867 - 445 pages
...streams, which we now see glide so quietly by us. Indeed, my good Scholar, we may say of An7* gling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries : " Doubtless...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." I '11 tell...
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The Playground and the Parlour: A Handbook of Boys' Games, Sports, and ...

Alfred Elliott - Amusements - 1868 - 354 pages
...silver streams which we now see glide so quietly by us. Indeed, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteter said of strawberries, 'Doubtless God could have made...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.' " We shall...
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Annual Report of the State Board of Agriculture, Volume 3

Agriculture - 1868
...engaged in a " contemplative man's recreation," quotes one Dr. Boteler as saying of the strawberry, that "doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." This is all very well, as the doctor confined his assertion to the berry fruits and probably had never...
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The Missouri Yearbook of Agriculture: Annual Report, Volume 3

Missouri. State Board of Agriculture - Agriculture - 1868
...engaged in a " contemplative man's recreation," quotes one Dr. Boteler as saying of the strawberry, that "doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." This is all very well, as the doctor confined his assertion to the berry fruits and probably had never...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 458 pages
...A NGLING is somewhat like poetry, men are to be •**• born sO. The Complete Angler. Part \.Ch.i. We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries...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. Iud. Part...
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The General ; Or, Twelve Nights in the Hunters' Camp: A Narrative of Real Life

William Barrows - Adventure and adventurers - 1869 - 268 pages
...quietness as these 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,...berry, but doubtless God never did.' And so, if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, qniet, innocent recreation than Angling." "Let me tell...
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Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Volume 10

Massachusetts Historical Society - Massachusetts - 1869
...Young always thought inimitable, and would cite the passage with go&t : " Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, ' Doubtless God could have made a better berry, bxit doubtless God never did.' " But Dr. Young's great book was Boswell's Johnson, which he used to...
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Report, Volume 5

New Hampshire. Dept. of Agriculture - Agriculture - 1875
...might say with another, that ''there is no life so happy and so pleasant as the life of a well governed angler ; for when the lawyer is swallowed up with...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. And who that...
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Williams Biographical Annals

1871 - 665 pages
...At the commencement dinner, in 1869, Mr. Samuel Burnham, of Boston, said that Dr. Boteler remarked of strawberries, " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." And when Mr. Burnham applied the illustration to the President, the company accepted its fitness by their...
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