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]