Izaak Walton — English Writer born on August 09, 1593, died on December 15, 1683

Izaak Walton 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... (wikipedia)

Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned.
God has two dwellings; one in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
I have laid aside business, and gone a'fishing.
Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.