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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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THE BERKSHIRE

- 1872
...or contriving plots, then he possesses himself in quietness;" and it is truly said of angling, what Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, "Doubtless God could...better berry, but doubtless God never did." And so, if we maybe judges, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling, nor, it may...
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Out-of-doors: A Handbook of Games for the Playground

Alfred Elliott - Games - 1872 - 225 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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Counsel to a mother, a continuation of 'Advice to a mother'.

Pye Henry Chavasse - 1872
...strawberries. The strawberry is, for a child, the king of fruits. I)r Boteler once quaintly said of it, that " doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did," — meaning thereby that the strawberry is, as a fruit, as near perfection as anything in this world...
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Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society

American Antiquarian Society - United States - 1874
...and another quoting Izaak Walton's Complete Angler, where it is written " Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of Angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries,...made a better berry, but doubtless God never did.'" This Dr. Boteler was Dr. Win. Butler, a celebrated but eccentric physician, born at Ipswich about 1535....
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Luton, Past and Present: Its History and Antiquities

Frederick Davis (of Luton.) - Luton (England) - 1874 - 139 pages
...silver streams which we now see glide so gently by us. Indeed my good scholar, we may say of anglers, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries — ' doubtless...berry, but, doubtless God never did ' ; and so (if 1 might judge) God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling ! " The river...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1874 - 778 pages
...Ch, I. Old-fashioned poetry, but choicely good. Part 1. Ch. 4. We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler1 said of strawberries : " Doubtless God could have...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. Part i. Ch....
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Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, Volumes 62-69

American Antiquarian Society - United States - 1874
...and another quoting Izaak Walton's Complete Angler, where it is written •* Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of Angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries, ' Doubtless God could have made a better berry, bnt doubtless God never did.'" This Dr. Boteler was Dr. Wm. Butler, a celebrated but ewentric phybician,...
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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 business,...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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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1875 - 864 pages
...Part i. Ch. 4. No man can lose what he never had. Part i. Ch. 5. We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler1 said of strawberries : " Doubtless God could have...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. Part i. Ch....
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1875
...Ibid. Part I. cap. v. Vol. 139.— No. 278. 2 A glide glide so quietly by us. Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries,...Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but God never did ; " and so (if I might be judge), " God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation...
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