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1. I am, Sir, a brother of the angle. o: wars—to Compleat Angler. Pt. I.
It [angling] deserves commendations; * * * it is an artworthy the knowledge and practice of a wise man.
*::: www-rhe Compleat Angler. Pt. I.
3. An excellent angler, and now with God. *::: Woo-Ti, Compleat Angler. Pt. I.
4 We may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries: “Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did”; and so, (if I might be judge,) God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. IzAAK WALTON.—The Compleat Angler. Pt. I. Ch. W. (BoIFLER was DR. W.M. BUTLER. See FULLER's—Worthies. Also RogFR WILLLAMs—Key into the Language of America. P. 98.) 5 Thus use your frog: * * * put your hook, I mean the arming wire, through his mouth, and out at his gills, and then with a fine needle and silk sow the upper part of his leg with only one stitch to the arming wire of your hook, or tie the frog's leg above the upper joint to the armed wire; and in so doing use him as though you loved him. IzAAK WALTON.—The Compleat Angler. Pt. I. Ch. VIII.
14 Parvula (nam exemplo est) magniformica laboris Oretrahit, quodcunque potest, atque additacervo Quem struit; haud ignara ac non incauta futuri. For example, the tiny ant, a creature of great industry, drags with its mouth whatever it can, and adds it to the heap which she is piling up, not unaware nor careless of the future. HoRACE—Satires. Bk. I. I. 33. 15 While an ant was wandering under the shade of the tree of Phaeton, a drop of amber enveloped the tiny insect; thus she, who in life was disregarded, became precious by death. MARTIAL–Epigrams. Bk. VI. Ep. 15. (See also same idea under BEE, FLY, SPIDER)
Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise. roverbs. WI. 6.
Far off his coming shone.
18 I would not anticipate the relish of any happiness, nor feel the weight of any misery, before it *g. o 7 pectator—No. 7. (See also AGE)
19 ANTIQUITY (See also AGE)
There were giants in the earth in those days. Genesis. VI. 4.
20 Antiquity, what is it else (God only ...} but man's authority born some ages before us Now for the truth of things time makes no alteration; things are still the same they are, let the time be past, present, or to come. - Those things which we reverence for antiquity what were they at their first birth? Were they false?—time cannot make them true. Were they true?—time cannot make them more true.