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" 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. "
American Monthly Knickerbocker - Page 163
1856
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Time, Volume 6

Edmund Yates, E. M. (Abdy-Williams) Whgishaw, Walter Sichel, Ernest Belfort Bax - 1882 - 756 pages
...the ghost, " we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries — 4 doubtless God could nave made a better berry, but doubtless God never did !' and so, if I might be judge, God did never make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling." Again, in...
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Outing and the Wheelman, Volume 54

1909 - 898 pages
..."Strawberries and Cherries." In the early part of this essay. Dr. Johnson is credited with the remark that "God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." Now, doubtless Dr. Johnson could have written that, but it is certain that if he ever did he should...
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English prose

James Baldwin - 1883 - 612 pages
...quietness as these silent silver streams which we now see glide so quietly by us. Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries,...berry, but doubtless God never did ;" and so (if I might be jndge), God uever did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling. As an example...
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The Overland Monthly

1920 - 618 pages
...Our Bows. /I Conjurs a Vision of ihe Woo¿ and River. By WT Clarke Prof. Agricultural Extension, UC We may say of angling, as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries,...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." Walton....
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Chapters on Evolution

Andrew Wilson - 1883 - 444 pages
...in the Strawberries (Fig. 68), which secured the full admiration of Dr. Boteler, who declared that " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did"— a remark the correctness of which will probably be viewed proportionately by the individual minds and...
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Pages from an Old Volume of Life: A Collection of Essays, 1857-1881

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1883 - 482 pages
...Professor Gray. At last come the strawberries, of which Walton quotes from Dr. Boteler the famous saying, " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." When they have ripened in our own gardens, summer has begun, hardly till then ; and they mark pretty...
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Pages from an Old Volume of Life: A Collection of Essays, 1857-1881

Oliver Wendell Holmes - 1883 - 466 pages
...Professor Gray. At last come the strawberries, of which Walton quotes from Dr. Boteler the famous saying, " Doubtless God could have made a better berry, but doubtless God never did." When they have ripened in our own gardens, summer has begun, hardly till then ; and they mark pretty...
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The Fisheries Exhibition Literature, Volume 3

1884 - 732 pages
...is here made by Sir H. Davy to a paragraph in ' The Complete Angler,' in which Izaak Walton says : " Indeed, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said...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." • THE LERNEAN...
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Our Corner, Volume 4

Annie Besant - 1884 - 468 pages
...by our forefathers we have a strong proof in old Isaak Walton's glowing words : "Indeed, my scholar, we may say of angling as Dr. Boteler said of strawberries,...made a better berry, but doubtless God never did; so if I might be judge, God never did make a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than angling " We...
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A Hand-book of English and American Literature: Historical and Critical ...

Esther J. Trimble Lippincott - 1884 - 536 pages
...which we now see glide so quietly by us. Indeed, my good scholar, we may say of angling as Dr. Bnteler said of strawberries, ' Doubtless God could have made...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. " I 'll tell...
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