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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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Neighbors with Wings and Fins, and Some Others: For Young People

James Johonnot - Zoology - 1886 - 229 pages
...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 judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling." 4. With this...
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Genius in Sunshine and Shadow

Maturin Murray Ballou - Literature - 1886 - 309 pages
...summer life which only anglers enjoy to the utmost." Walton puts himself on record in these words : " 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." Sydney Smith...
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Fishing Tackle, Its Material and Manufacture: A Practical Guide ...

John Harrington Keene - Fishing tackle - 1886 - 230 pages
...which we now see glide so quietly by us. Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of angling as Dr. Botcler 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." I will call...
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Scribner's Magazine, Volume 70

Edward Livermore Burlingame, Robert Bridges, Alfred Sheppard Dashiell, Harlan Logan - American periodicals - 1921
...soul in gladness and singleness of heart. "Indeed, my good scholar," he exclaims on one such occasion, "we may say of angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries,...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." Many of Walton's...
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A Club of One: Passages from the Note-book of a Man who Might Have Been Sociable

Addison Peale Russell - 1887 - 254 pages
...purposes. Exceptions he creates or Exception, permits for encouragement or example. The old English divine said of strawberries, " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." Doubtless God could have permitted a greater nuisance than attempts at music, but doubtless God never...
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Our Hundred Days in Europe

Oliver Wendell Holmes - England - 1887 - 329 pages
...shows itself among the bridal gifts, many of us exclaim for the hundredth time with Dr. Boteler, " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." Nature, who is God's handmaid, does not attempt a rival berry. But by and by a little woolly knob,...
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Good Housekeeping, Volume 5

Home economics - 1887
...strawberries, a writer on small fruits adds to the oft-quoted saying of good old Doctor Boteler : ( " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did,") "Possibly man could have done more to deteriorate from (he native excellence of the berry as God made...
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Our Hundred Days in Europe

Oliver Wendell Holmes - England - 1887 - 329 pages
...shows itself among the bridal gifts, many of us exclaim for the hundredth time with Dr. Boteler, " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." Nature, who is God's handmaid, does not attempt a rival berry. But by and by a little woolly knob,...
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Daylight Land: The Experiences, Incidents, and Adventures, Humorous and ...

William Henry Harrison Murray - Banff (Alta.) - 1888 - 338 pages
...said, — " Dynamite ! Gad! dynamite is n't so bad, after all!" • CHAPTER IV. THE BIG NEPIGON TROUT. We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries:...berry, but doubtless God never did.'' And so, if I might judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. ISAAK WALTON....
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Through Europe with a Jug of Wine

Morrison Wood - Cooking - 1964 - 302 pages
...stir in a tablespoon lemon juice and 2 ounces fine brandy. Blend well, then pour over pears and serve. "Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did," is the way Dr. Boteler characterized strawberries as reported by Izaak Walton in The Compleat Angler....
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