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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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Pages from an Old Volume of Life: A Collection of Essays, 1857-1881

Oliver Wendell Holmes - Clergy - 1883 - 433 pages
...Professor Gray. At last come the strawberries, of which Walton quotes from Dr. Boteler the famous saying, " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." When they have ripened in our own gardens, summer has begun, hardly till then ; and they mark pretty...
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Pages from an Old Volume of Life: A Collection of Essays, 1857-1881

Oliver Wendell Holmes - Clergy - 1883 - 433 pages
...Professor Gray. At last come the strawberries, of which Walton quotes from Dr. Boteler the famous saying, " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." When they have ripened in our own gardens, summer has begun, hardly till then ; and they mark pretty...
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Chapters on Evolution

Andrew Wilson - Evolution - 1883 - 383 pages
...in the Strawberries (Fig. 68), 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 individual minds and...
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The Fisheries Exhibition Literature, Volume 3

Fisheries - 1884
...is here made by Sir H. Davy to a paragraph in ' The Complete Angler,' in which Izaak Walton says : " Indeed, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said...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 LERNEAN...
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Our Corner, Volume 4

Annie Besant - Free thought - 1884
...by our forefathers we have a strong proof in old Isaak Walton's glowing words : "Indeed, my scholar, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries,...made a better berry, but doubtless God never did; so if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling " We...
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A Hand-book of English and American Literature

Esther J. Trimble Lippincott - American literature - 1884 - 518 pages
...which we now see glide so quietly by us. Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of angling as Dr. Bnteler 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. " I 'll tell...
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The Cruise of the Montauk to Bermuda, the West Indies and Florida

James McQuade - Bermuda Islands - 1884 - 441 pages
...cultivated, but it is not ; which is a pity. Good old Dr. Boteler said, a couple of hundred years ago, " Doubtless God could have made a better berry ; but doubtless God never did." I would rather have the apple orchards of our Clinton hills than all the fruit-trees in Bermuda. We...
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Essays in translation and other contributions, repr. from the 'Journ. of ...

Essays - 1885
...ale, was alway after oon. (g.) I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. (h.) Care killed a cat. (z.) Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did. (k.) Ungrateful Florence ! Dante sleeps afar, Like Scipio, buried by the upbraiding shore. (/.) Dreary...
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Essays in Translation: And Other Contributions

Literature, Modern - 1885 - 200 pages
...ale, was alway after oon. (g.) I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. (h.) Care killed a cat. (t.) Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did. (k.) Ungrateful Florence ! Dante sleeps afar, Like Scipio, buried by the upbraiding shore. (/.) Dreary...
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Essays in Translation: And Other Contributions

Literature, Modern - 1885 - 200 pages
...ale, was alway after oon. (g.) I am escaped with the skin of my teeth. (h.) Care killed a cat. (z.) Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did. (k.) Ungrateful Florence ! Dante sleeps afar, Like Scipio, buried by the upbraiding shore. (/.) Dreary...
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