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]