Walton's Lives of Dr. John Donne: Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson

Walton s Lives of Dr John Donne Sir Henry Wotton Mr Richard Hooker Mr George Herbert and Dr Robert Sanderson This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before This IS NOT an OCR d book with strange characters introduced typographical errors and jumbled words This book may have occasional imperf

  • Title: Walton's Lives of Dr. John Donne: Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson
  • Author: Izaak Walton William Dowling
  • ISBN: 9781147342970
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923 This IS NOT an OCR d book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We beThis is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923 This IS NOT an OCR d book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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    1. Izaak Walton c 1594 1 15 December 1683 was an English writer Best known as the author of The Compleat Angler, he also wrote a number of short biographies that have been collected under the title of Walton s Lives.Walton was born at Stafford c 1594 the traditional 9 August 1593 date is based on a misinterpretation of his will, which he began on 9 August 1683 1 The register of his baptism gives his father s name as Gervase His father, who was an innkeeper as well as a landlord of a tavern, died before Izaak was three His mother then married another innkeeper by the name of Bourne, who would later run the Swan in Stafford.He settled in London where he began trading as an ironmonger in a small shop in the upper storey of Thomas Gresham s Royal Burse or Exchange in Cornhill In 1614 he had a shop in Fleet Street, two doors west of Chancery Lane in the parish of St Dunstan s 2 He became verger and churchwarden of the church, and a friend of the vicar, John Donne 1 He joined the Ironmongers Company in November 1618 1 Walton s first wife was Rachel Floud married December 1626 , a great great niece of Archbishop Cranmer She died in 1640 He soon remarried, to Anne Ken 1646 1662 , who appears as the pastoral Kenna of The Angler s Wish she was a stepsister of Thomas Ken, afterwards bishop of Bath and Wells.After the Royalist defeat at Marston Moor in 1644, Walton retired from his trade He went to live just north of his birthplace, at a spot between the town of Stafford and the town of Stone, where he had bought some land edged by a small river His new land at Shallowford included a farm, and a parcel of land however by 1650 he was living in Clerkenwell, London The first edition of his book The Compleat Angler was published in 1653 His second wife died in 1662, and was buried in Worcester Cathedral, where there is a monument to her memory One of his daughters married Dr Hawkins, a prebendary of Winchester.The last forty years of his life were spent visiting eminent clergymen and others who enjoyed fishing, compiling the biographies of people he liked, and collecting information for the Compleat Angler After 1662 he found a home at Farnham Castle with George Morley, bishop of Winchester, to whom he dedicated his Life of George Herbert and his biography of Richard Hooker He sometimes visited Charles Cotton in his fishing house on the Dove.Walton died in his daughter s house at Winchester, and was buried in Winchester Cathedral.

    2. The meaning of "life" changes with the ages. A human life does not have a single value or a single meaning, which is fixed for all time. If it did, none of us would feel the angst of three in the morning, when our bodies are steel and our minds are racing in circles, and the whole of our existence seems pointless. Contrariwise, if the meaning of our lives were fixed, then we could never have one of those positive, intensely human experiences, when we see a playing child or a sun-kissed treeline [...]

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