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Izaak Walton

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(1593–1683), was a friend of Donne and Wotton and of bishops Morley, Sanderson, and King. His biographies of Donne (1640), Wotton (1651), Hooker (1665), G. Herbert (1670), and ...

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World Encyclopedia

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..., Izaak ( 1593–1683 ) English biographer and writer . His lives of Donne ( 1640 ), Sir Henry Wotton ( 1651 ), Richard Hooker ( 1665 ), George Herbert ( 1670 ), and Bishop Sanderson ( 1678 ) are the first truly biographical works in English literature. His most famous work is The Compleat Angler ( 1653...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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..., Izaak ( 1593–1683 ). Biographer . Of Staffordshire yeoman stock and member of the Ironmongers' Company, this kindly Fleet Street tradesman is immortalized through the quiet charm of his Compleat Angler ( 1653 ). He was better known to contemporaries for his lives of Donne , Wootton , Hooker , Herbert , and Sanderson . Later commentators have emphasized subjectivity and irregularities, though admitting his good...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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...of Izaak Walton . London, 1878. Further Reading Anderson, Judith H . Biographical Truth: The Representation of Historical Persons in Tudor-Stuart Writing . New Haven, CT, 1984. Beeching, H. C . Religio Laici . 1902. Bevan, Jonquil . “Henry Valentine, John Donne, and Izaak Walton.” Review of English Studies 40 (1989): 179–201. Bevan, Jonquil . “Izaak Walton and His Publisher” The Library , 5th ser., 32 (1977): 344–359. Bevan, Jonquil . Izaak Walton's “The Compleat Angler”: The Art of Recreation. (1988) . Brighton, U.K., 1988. Butt, John . “Izaak Walton's...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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..., Izaak ( 1593–1683 ), English author . He retired from business in 1644 and spent most of the rest of his life in the households of eminent ecclesiastics such as G. Morley , whose Steward he was. His Compleat Angler ( 1653 ) combines being a practical handbook with an idealized picture of country life. Though his Lives of J. Donne ( 1640 ), H. Wotton ( 1651 ), R. Hooker ( 1665 ), G. Herbert ( 1670 ), and R. Sanderson ( 1678 ) have been influential as Anglican hagiography, it is clear that he sometimes conflated, transposed, and invented...

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A Dictionary of Writers and their Works (3 ed.)

..., Izaak ( 1593–1683 ) English angler and biographer ‘The Life of Sir Henry Wotton’ [in Reliquiae Wottonianae ] ( 1651 ) Non-Fiction The Compleat Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation ( 1653 ) Non-Fiction The Life of John Donne ( 1658 ) Non-Fiction The Life of Mr Richard Hooker ( 1665 ) Non-Fiction The Life of Mr George Herbert ( 1670 ) Non-Fiction The Life of Dr Sanderson ( 1678 ) Non-Fiction...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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... (London, 1951). D. Novarr , The Making of Walton's Lives (Ithaca, NY, 1958); J. Bevan , Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler: The Art of Recreation (Brighton, 1988). H. Gardner , ‘Dean Donne's Monument in St. Paul's’, in R. Wellek and A. Ribeiro (eds.), Evidence in Literary Scholarship: Essays in Memory of James Marshall Osborn (Oxford, 1979), 29–44; C. D. Lein , ‘ Art and Structure in Walton's Life of Mr. George Herbert ’, University of Toronto Quarterly , 46 (1976–7), 162–76. J. Martin , Walton's Lives: Conformist Commemorations and the...

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The Oxford Guide to Literary Britain & Ireland (3 ed.)

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..., Izaak ( 1593–1683 ), angler and biographer : b. and baptized in Stafford ; lives in London ( City : Fleet St.); m. in Canterbury 1626 ; attends Magdalen Herbert's funeral in Chelsea Old Church, London ( Chelsea : Cheyne Walk); retires to Shallowford ; lives in Hartlebury 1660–2 ; writes his wife's epitaph in Worcester ; goes fishing in Dovedale ; stays with his friend Cotton in Beresford Dale ; visits Ilam ; lives in Farnham ; spends last years, d., and is buried in Winchester ; commemorated in Shallowford , Stafford , Winchester , and...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature (4 ed.)

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..., Izaak ( 1593–1683 ) He was a friend of John Donne and Sir Henry Wotton and of Bishops Morley ( ?1598–1684 ), Sanderson ( 1587–1663 ), and Henry King , and wrote biographies of Donne ( 1640 ), Wotton ( 1651 ), Richard Hooker ( 1665 ), George Herbert ( 1670 ), and Sanderson ( 1678 ). He is chiefly known for The Compleat Angler , first published 1653 , and largely rewritten for the second edition ( 1655 ). Often reprinted, this work combines practical information about angling with folklore, quotations from writers as diverse as Pliny , ...

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A. S. Hargreaves

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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..., Izaak ( 1593–1683 ) . Biographer. Of Staffordshire yeoman stock and member of the Ironmongers’ Company, this kindly Fleet Street tradesman lived through political and religious turmoil at ease with the higher clergy, and sufficiently royalist to be entrusted briefly with Charles II ’s ‘lesser George’ jewel ( 1651 ). Immortalized through the quiet charm of his Compleat Angler ( 1653 ), where he is pastoralist rather than preceptor, he was better known to contemporaries for his lives of Donne , Wootton , Hooker , Herbert , and Sanderson , and as...

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature (7 ed.)

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..., Izaak ( 1593–1683 ) Born at Stafford. He was apprenticed in London to a kinsman who was a draper and a member of the Ironmongers' Company, and later carried on trade there on his own account. He was a friend of John Donne and Sir Henry Wotton and of Bishops Morley ( ?1598–1684 ), Sanderson ( 1587–1663 ), and Henry King . He was twice married, and spent the latter part of his life at Winchester, where his son-in-law was a clergyman. His biographies of Donne ( 1640 ), Wotton ( 1651 ), Richard Hooker ( 1665 ), George Herbert ( 1670 ), and Sanderson...

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A Dictionary of Sports Studies

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2010
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..., Izaak ( 1593–1683 ) An English author born in Stafford, largely self-taught, who on moving to London at the age of 15 worked in the linen trade, selling and making cloth products, and mixed in the literary circles of the capital. His output included a life of the metaphysical poet and cleric John Donne (a friend and neighbour), and other biographies, but his most famous book was The Compleat Angler ( 1653 ), a fishing manual that has been published in more than four hundred editions, five of them by Walton himself (the final one, in 1676 ,...

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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...0Izaak Izaak Walton 1593 – 1683 English writer As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler. The Compleat Angler (1653) ‘Epistle to the Reader’ no man is born an artist no man is born an angler I am, Sir, a Brother of the Angle. The Compleat Angler (1653) pt. 1, ch. 1 brother of the Angle Brother of the angle I love such mirth as does not make friends ashamed to look upon one another next morning. The Compleat Angler (1653) pt. 1, ch. 5 No man can lose what he never had. The Compleat Angler (1653) pt. 1, ch. 5 lose what he never...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0Izaak Izaak Walton 1593 – 1683 English writer and biographer Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics, that it can never be fully learnt. The Compleat Angler (1653) ‘Epistle to the Reader’ angling may be said to be so like the mathematics And for winter fly-fishing it is as useful as an almanac out of date. The Compleat Angler (1653) ‘Epistle to the Reader’ for winter fly-fishing as an almanac out of date As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler. The Compleat Angler (1653) ‘Epistle to the Reader’ no man is born an...

Killam, Izaak Walton

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The Oxford Companion to Canadian History

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...Izaak Walton ( 1885–1955 ), financier. Born into a family of shipowners and merchants in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Killam joined the exodus of ambitious young men from the economically faltering Maritimes. A clerkship in a Halifax bank brought him into the orbit of Max Aitken , a bumptious securities promoter who soon lured Killam to Montreal as his acolyte. Sent to London in 1913 to manage Aitken's Royal Securities Corporation, Killam became Royal's president by 1915 , bought out his mentor in 1919 , and then used Royal Securities to assemble an...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Izaak Walton

Izaak Walton  

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(1593–1683),was a friend of Donne and Wotton and of bishops Morley, Sanderson, and King. His biographies of Donne (1640), Wotton (1651), Hooker (1665), G. Herbert (1670), and Sanderson (1678) are ...
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Izaak Walton Killam  

(1885–1955), financier.Born into a family of shipowners and merchants in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Killam joined the exodus of ambitious young men from the economically faltering Maritimes. A clerkship ...
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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 ...

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