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 Fish out of Water.Fisherman. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Fisher of Souls (The great).
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        “I trust, young man, that neither idleness nor licentious pleasure . … the chief baits with which the great Fisher of souls conceals his hooks, are the causes of your declining the career to which I would incite you.”—Sir W. Scott: The Monastery, chap. xi.

 Fish out of Water.Fisherman. 

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