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Izaak Walton

(1593—1683) author and biographer


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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 gentle and admiring in tone. He is chiefly known for The Compleat Angler, first published 1653, and largely re‐written for the second edition (1655). See also Cotton.

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