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Izaak Walton

(1593—1683) author and biographer

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Alexander Brome

Alexander Brome  

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It is now tempting to imagine that Alexander Brome (1620–1666) was dwarfed by the literary company he kept. In the collection of elegies Lachrymae Musarum (The Tears of the Muses ...
angling

angling  

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Is the art of catching fish with rod, line, and hook, with live or artificial bait. The name derives from the Old English angle, a hook. The success of Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler (1653) ...
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A narrative history of the life of some person; or the practice of writing such works. Most biographies provide an account of the life of a notable individual from birth to death, or in the case of ...
Charles Cotton

Charles Cotton  

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(1630–87),wrote the dialogue between Piscator and Viator which forms the second part in the fifth edition of The Compleat Angler (1676). He also published Scarronides (1664), a burlesque of Virgil, ...
Compleat Angler

Compleat Angler  

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orA discourse on fishing by Izaak Walton, first published 1653, second, enlarged edition 1655, fifth edition with a continuation by Charles Cotton, 1676. Piscator (a fisherman), Auceps (a fowler) ...
George Herbert

George Herbert  

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(1593–1633)Church of England clergyman of the Laudian persuasion, whose poetry (collected together in The Temple in the year of his death) was widely appreciated because of its homely imagery.
Henry King

Henry King  

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(1592–1669),became bishop of Chichester and was the friend of Donne and I. Walton. He published poems sacred and profane, the best‐known of which is ‘An Exequy to his Matchless never to be forgotten ...
Henry Wotton

Henry Wotton  

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(1568–1639) English diplomat and poetThe Elements of Architecture (1624) Non-FictionReliquiae Wottonianae; or, A Collection of Lives, Letters, Poems (1651) MiscellaneousThe Elements of Architecture ...
Jacopo Sannazaro

Jacopo Sannazaro  

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(1457–1530),Neapolitan author and rediscoverer of the charms of nature and the rustic life, was author of an influential pastoral, in prose and verse, Arcadia (1504), and of Latin eclogues and other ...
John Chalkhill

John Chalkhill  

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(?1595–1642)Author of two poems in Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler and a pastoral poem, Thealma and Clearchus, prepared for publication by Walton in 1683 (which states on its title ...
John Donne

John Donne  

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(1572–1631),related on his mother's side to Sir T. More, was born into a Catholic family. His father died when Donne was four, and six months later his mother married a Catholic physician, Dr John ...
Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Politie

Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Politie  

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By R. Hooker, a philosophical and theological treatise of which four books appeared in 1593, the fifth in 1597. The sixth and eighth appeared in 1648, the seventh was first included in Gauden's ...
Plutarch

Plutarch  

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(c. 46–c. 120),Greek biographer and philosopher. He is chiefly known for Parallel Lives, a collection of biographies of prominent Greeks and Romans in which the moral character of his subjects is ...
Richard Hooker

Richard Hooker  

(1554–1600)English ecclesiastical writer and political theorist. Hooker's masterpiece is a work in eight books Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity. The first four books were published together in ...
Sir Humphry Davy

Sir Humphry Davy  

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(1778–1829)British chemist, who studied gases at the Pneumatic Institute in Bristol, where he discovered the anaesthetic properties of dinitrogen oxide (nitrous oxide). He moved to the Royal ...

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