How doth the earth bring forth herbs, flowers, and fruits, both for physick and the pleasure of mankind? and above all, to me at least, the fruitful Vine, of which when I drink moderately, it clears my brain, chears my heart, and sharpens my wit.
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Source Notes: The Compleat Angler (chapter 1, "A Conference betwixt an Angler, a Faulkner, and a Hunter, each commending his recreation") (1668).
Izaak Walton (August 9, 1593 - December 15, 1683) was an English writer, author of The Compleat Angler.
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