1653 ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Rev. Phineas Fletcher

Izaac Walton, in Compleat Angler (1653; 1676); ed. Bevan (1983) 334-35.



There came also into my mind at that time, certain Verses in praise of a mean estate, and an humble mind, they were written by Phineas Fletcher: an excellent Divine, and an excellent Angler, and the Author of excellent piscatory Eclogues, in which you shall see the picture of this good man's mind, and I wish mine to be like it.