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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Angling
 
  Angling was, after tedious study, a rest to his mind, a cheerer of his spirits, a diverter of sadness, a calmer of unquiet thoughts, a moderator of passions, a procurer of contentedness.
Izaak Walton.    
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  I have known a very good fisher angle diligently four or six hours for a river carp, and not have a bite.
Izaak Walton.    
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  He that reads Plutarch shall find that angling was not contemptible in the days of Mark Antony and Cleopatra.
Izaak Walton.    
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