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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:2342
AUTHOR:Izaak Walton (1593–1683)
QUOTATION:Oh, the gallant fisher’s life!
  It is the best of any;
’T is full of pleasure, void of strife,
  And ’t is beloved by many.
ATTRIBUTION:The Angler. (John Chalkhill.) 1
 
Note 1.
In 1683, the year in which he died, Walton prefixed a preface to a work edited by him: “Thealma and Clearchus, a Pastoral History, in smooth and easy verse; written long since by John Chalkhill Esq., an acquaintant and friend of Edmund Spenser.”

Chalkhill,—a name unappropriated, a verbal phantom, a shadow of a shade. Chalkhill is no other than our old piscatory friend incognito.—Zouch: Life of Walton. [back]
 

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