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    Ron, geezer, sorted, safe!!!!!

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    clicktochange Guest

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    DAME juliana Berners!
    DAME Juliana Berners!

    DAME JULIANA Berners!

    SHE was not a bloke - that was IZAAC Newton --- er IZAAC Walton, well-known Royalist sympathiser and angling writer.

    In the edition I've got there is a suggestion that the book was written as a code book for use by royalist catholics in the Cromwellian period.

    Haven't we always known that there's more to fishing than meets the eye...

    I understand he's getting a new column in the Angling Star soon?

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    Ron Troversial Clay Guest

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    I don't think that Walton was a very keen churchgoer. He would rather spend his time on cowslip banks with Venator and in bed beween shirts smelling of lavender with Honest Coridon, to say nothing of his flirtations with a certain milkmaid.

    Walton was certainly a Royalist although he kept himself away from the politics of the time, living to a ripe old age, 87 I think which was quite something in those days.

    I think he had a wonderful life, amongst the fresh unpolluted countryside and streams of England and quaffing a good honest ale at all the local taverns. I'll bet there were no anti-anglers around in those days, certainly no stink machines nor muggers, nor yobs in baseball caps and tattoos

    Any modern angler should do himself a favour and read a little of the "Compleat Angler every day." It tells of a time when life in England was good, as long as you kept out of politics.

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    Les Clark Guest

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    Ron, you can`t win them all mate,we poor sod`s have trouble with modern english.

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    ED (The ORIGINAL and REAL one) Guest

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    Ron
    "Things isn't as they used to was ...."

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    Observations of the umber his teeth, those little ones that he has, are in his throat, yet he has so tender a mouth, that he is oftner lost after an angler has hooked him, than any other fish.

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    What fisshe is slipperer than an ele?
    Ffor when thou hym grippist and wenest wele
    Too haue hym siker right as the list,
    Than faylist thou off hym, he is owte of thy fyst.

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    Ron Troversial Clay Guest

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    "And twas nonne fyner thanne ouwr Noble Monk.

    To grayte depths hys honnor has thus sunk,

    Andde ye Slappyres ruffe do take hys pryde,

    And scattere hys virginity yea,

    Farre aynd wyde."


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    Richard Huggett 1 Guest

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    I think I need to go and lay down...

  10. #20
    Ron Troversial Clay Guest

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    Not up to all this culture are you Richard?
    I bet you didn't think we had great poets and literary scholars on FM.

    "And yea forsooth we shalt take our respite,

    Free from all troubles and taxes.

    To one day rise and ride again,

    Brandishing our own Ice Axes"

    And now I will finish by listening to the final movement of Tchaikovsky's 6 symphony "Pathetique".


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