The Master’s Advice

"Piscator, Auceps, and Venator," Arthur Rackham, 1931.

“Piscator, Auceps, and Venator,” Arthur Rackham, 1931.

“There is no necessity of being rich: for I told you, there be as many miseries beyond riches as on this side of them.”

Piscator, the “Master,”  speaking to Venator, in Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler, 1653.

4 Responses to “The Master’s Advice”

  1. rivertoprambles Says:

    Wisdom, gathered from the stream of life.

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    • Kenov Says:

      Yep. The fact that Walton could publish a book like this one, when the blood was still fresh in the city streets from years of war, marks him as wise indeed.

      Like

  2. Jim Johnson Says:

    I’ve been rich, I’ve been poor, rich is better

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