Tuesday, March 3, 2009

March 3: For Poets and Fishermen (Vol. 15, pp. 373-382)

George Herbert, a preacher who dabbled in poetry on the side, died this day in 1633. And why should we care? Tough to say, but I think it is safe to say that Isaak Walton, the patron saint of fishermen, is justly better known writing about fishing than biographies of obscure poets.

Walton's "The Compleat Angler" should have been included in this collection ahead of this drivel.

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