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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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Success with Small Fruits

Edward Payson Roe - Berries - 1880 - 313 pages
...Angler." " Indeed, my good schollar," the serene Izaak writes, " we may say of angling as Dr. Poteler 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." If this was...
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Success with Small Fruits

Edward Payson Roe - Berries - 1880 - 313 pages
...got ; Such, growing abroad, among thorns in the wood, Well chosen and picked, prove excellent good." 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." If this was...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 249

Books and bookselling - 1880
...in the Strawberries (Fig. 12), which secured the full admiration of Dr. Boteler, who declared that " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did " — a remark the correctness of which will probably be viewed proportionately by the F[s- "• STRAWBERRY....
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - American literature - 1881
...us. odeed. my (rood scholar, we may any of angling as l)r. Botelt r said of strawberries, ' Dprbtlesa God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did :' and BO if I might be judge, ' God never did make a nior calm, quiet, innocent recreation, than angling.'...
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Journal of the Northampton Natural History Society and Field Club, Volume 26

Natural history - 1881
...Walton, in his quaint way writes, "Indeed my good scholar, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler says of Strawberries. Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God nerer did." Spenser, in his Faery Queen, says : — One day as they all three together \fent, Into...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Jehiel Keeler Hoyt - Quotations, English - 1882 - 899 pages
...; and in so doing use him as though you loved him. b. WAI/TON— The Complete A;wler. Pt. I. Ch. V. with childish might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent n> creation than angling. c. WALTON—...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Quotations, English - 1882 - 899 pages
...; and in so doing use him as though you loved him. 6. WALTON— The Complete Angler. Pt. I. Ch. V. de, i. Measure for Measure. Act II. Sc. 2. I have done the state some service, an huvc made a better berry, but doubtless God never did ;" and so, if I might be judge, God never did...
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The Imperial dictionary, on the basis of Webster's English dictionary, Volume 1

John Ogilvie - 1882
...with a rod and line; rod-fishing. Wemaysayofa»xVt«j*asDr. Botelersaid of strawberries: Doubtless Goa could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did ; ' and so, if t ml^lit be Judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. Is. Walton....
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Time, Volume 6

Edmund Hodgson Yates, E. M. (Abdy-Williams) Whgishaw, Walter Sydney Sichel, Ernest Belfort Bax - English literature - 1882
...the ghost, " we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries — 4 doubtless God could nave made a better berry, but doubtless God never did !' and so, if I might be judge, God did never make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling." Again, in...
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English prose

James Baldwin - English language - 1883
...quietness as these silent 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 jndge), God uever did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. As an example...
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