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John Bartlett (1820–1905). Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. 1919.

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Izaak Walton. (1593–1683) (continued)
    Oh, the gallant fisher’s life!
  It is the best of any;
’T is full of pleasure, void of strife,
  And ’t is beloved by many.
          The Angler. (John Chalkhill.) 1
James Shirley. (1596–1666)
    The glories of our blood and state
  Are shadows, not substantial things;
There is no armour against fate;
  Death lays his icy hands on kings.
          Contention of Ajax and Ulysses. Sc. 3.
    Only the actions of the just 2
Smell sweet and blossom in the dust. 3
          Contention of Ajax and Ulysses. Sc. 3.
    Death calls ye to the crowd of common men.
          Cupid and Death.
Samuel Butler. (1612–1680)
    And pulpit, drum ecclesiastick,
Was beat with fist instead of a stick.
          Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 11.
    We grant, although he had much wit,
He was very shy of using it.
          Hudibras. Part i. Canto i. Line 45.
Note 1.
In 1683, the year in which he died, Walton prefixed a preface to a work edited by him: “Thealma and Clearchus, a Pastoral History, in smooth and easy verse; written long since by John Chalkhill Esq., an acquaintant and friend of Edmund Spenser.”

Chalkhill,—a name unappropriated, a verbal phantom, a shadow of a shade. Chalkhill is no other than our old piscatory friend incognito.—Zouch: Life of Walton. [back]
Note 2.
The sweet remembrance of the just
Shall flourish when he sleeps in dust.
Tate and Brady: Psalm cxxii. 6. [back]
Note 3.
”Their dust” in Works edited by Dyce. [back]