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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
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Izaak Walton. (1593–1683) (continued)
 
2342
    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.
          The Angler. (John Chalkhill.) 1
 
James Shirley. (1596–1666)
 
2343
    The glories of our blood and state
  Are shadows, not substantial things;
There is no armour against fate;
  Death lays his icy hands on kings.
          Contention of Ajax and Ulysses. Sc. 3.
2344
    Only the actions of the just 2
Smell sweet and blossom in the dust. 3
          Contention of Ajax and Ulysses. Sc. 3.
2345
    Death calls ye to the crowd of common men.
          Cupid and Death.
 
Samuel Butler. (1612–1680)
 
2346
    And pulpit, drum ecclesiastick,
Was beat with fist instead of a stick.
          Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 11.
2347
    We grant, although he had much wit,
He was very shy of using it.
          Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 45.
 
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]
Note 2.
The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust.
Tate and Brady: Psalm cxxii. 6. [back]
Note 3.
”Their dust” in Works edited by Dyce. [back]
 

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