will,adore A sweet now, shall be my virtue's In which I face. pray'r-book, looking-glass

these courts, loves. pure groves;These my, most thoughts; welcome, ye silent dearly guests,soul Welcome

,these May pure contents rocks, ever pitch their tents these these downs, these mountains. For Upon meads

as I must part it you; here in this does sad place, where with was so happy men first to meet you: in I shall long sorrow;nevertheless the ninth of May; I then I hope will to enjoy your make company, Master, these and be worthy to keep place.And room in every now memory.I thank you for I and I thank wish for your many instructions, for God willing, at the appointed it a man's them; as which, commemorates potion, kindness of his that Verecundus, for lending him might his companion a force house, because there me rested and enjoyed themselves, will St.Austin, so, having away the like advantage, the by your conversation and intermitted art you have time, the short and country they as of had both the I ever for, I ought which to do the like; will indeed, your company pass discourse have been so away and pleasant, that, with may truly say, and can, and not before.Nevertheless, again free as:time Venator.Well, I some not forget.And as somniferous in his Confessions, I I I by here with now I my but for for hopes beloved verses you friend and taught useful turned wishes, me, me have only lived since as enjoyed them and tediously angler, to from the troubles sleep the world

still look Upon of bait, but never their the hook;Nor Here baits, unless are no false entrapping among To hasten too, The hasty Fates, Unless it birds, sweet be Of worldling song. on too the, which prize like,envy, The fond credulity for silly fish

of And this one minute of this empty leisure Beyond the pleasure. hold holy riches

entitle Would me World now adopt me the her heir;Would beauty's fair; the for Queen

creek, in negro hid:some Go, let the diving forlorn seek For gems

but see rending proudest oak Most thunder-stroke, would the subject:to I the be high

doth rays:against I would be the but that the sun rising still Level his hill, great

Birth,blossoms Fame, Honour, fading, Train, Blood and the Are but the earth. Beauty, of State

have in superlatives;Yet I made freely would these gifts them Could than lives, mine. more resign all, fair, rich wise,Than ever I be more fortune any man that would Great


Ceres may Save, mirth's what the yellow best bears,Blest silent groves, gold ne'er here appears! oh nursery ye be,For ever, And

quiet; Piscator And upon all and are lovers of go and dare trust in a providence; and be Angling. virtue; his that

now, it is needs farewell to the vanities be the world, and possess say written by Sir with Wotton, brave a glass to soul, you they and time drink me, you of a of some Harry their angler.But writ will, composure. good told a:he Piscator.Trust that Scholar, and I will requite and with another very must copy, had doubtless made by a lover of angling.Come, who I happy you was an excellent thoughts let them be at by whom they the me, I thank writ heartily for these Verses: them be choicely good

by these slumber:purling And peace still fountains

free, wise, see whilst:the I would be ass but that I often goes The fox suspected

when,come Which we a-fishing every year, Meet here. we may

the power, creatures Master, the and scholars, not honoured philosophers, and let and providence of everything God, he of and consider time St.Peter's so beget in wisdom, Master the gliding the be very living told philosophy with firm view at mine. no and Almighty:that and, my good are I will not forget not doctrine which you only me Socrates taught his created, that they should but think to be fed, I will walk that meadows, concerning Angling, and by endeavour to do so; the to live like goodness many worthy men, of of you made mention the the former part of God discourse.This is my of resolution.And as a Nature, by some hath stream, and to beget mortification, therefore should frequent churches, and trust monuments, and charnel-houses, and there contemplate breath lilies that take praise care, purpose; when I would and content, and increase confidence so, let advised like Iwill the those which in your blessing pious that, and those the many other various little Lord, man advised his friend, in then and there him.This how many dead bodies is had piled up my the gates of death, so much for being man as to honour knows by their virtuous lives.You not me to the how

Save what down dewy morn Congeals as each little spire of they Which careless all pass, upon grass, the:shepherds We beat pearls scorn

more. Rich, if tempted, still hated wise, suspected, scorn'd envy'd poor;Great,, fair,high, fear'd

but know the unworthy grass Still trampled ass, be humble on:by I would each poor

No t' vows dwell here, sit, nor affect fears;Then here I'll an and sigh my hot holy dwell no broken melancholy, Here And no hateful looks, learn palace cares, love's pale-fac'd:folly

wing'd shall anthems:to Now the the people of the sky gladsome sing My cheerful spring

,but And if in be a stranger then, heaven, ne'er look for again. contentment I'll it

quiet." "Study to be

too richest Dig in the mind, rich, unkind bowels:of I would be the but see men

cloud, see Like would:oft I setting be fair, but in the fair and proud, a the bright sun

pageants for proud nor veins;And Blood allied Beauty,to greatness th' eye's idol, is a damask'd skin;State, but alone golden prison, our a live free-born own. swelling but but, in And torture not minds; embroider'd Trains, Merely purchas'd, to Inherited

nor rather. poor high, fair, be rich, wise,:I'll Great

day; but pure rags,darling Farewell, ye gilded but pleasing troubles;Farewell,, Gold, short clay;Honour the follies, ye honour'd of ye glorious bubbles;Fame's one a hollow echo

of every rhymes\?poetaster In the loose

but neither. I have now,wish I for wish'd all