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“Now a Frende I have Founde / That I woll nother banne ne curse, / But of all frendes in felde or town / Ever, gramercy, myn own purse.”
“The sport and game of angling is the true means and cause that brings a man into a merry spirit, which makes a flowering age and a long one.”
“I will now choose among four good sports and honorable pastimes — to wit, among hunting, hawking, fishing and fowling. The best, in my simple judgment, is fishing, called angling, with a rod and a line and a hook.”
“A greyhound should be headed like a Snake, / And necked like a Drake, / Footed like a Cat, / Tailed like a Rat, / Sided like a Team, / Chined like a Beam.”
“For as the body is clad in the cloth, and the flesh in the skin and the bones in the flesh and the heart in the whole, so are we, soul and body, clad in the goodness of God and enclosed. Yea and more homely; for all these may wear and waste away, but the Goodness of God is ever whole.”
“Of the offspring of the gentilman Jafeth come Habraham, Moyses, Aron, and the profettys; also the Kyng of the right lyne of Mary, of whom that gentilman Jhesus was borne.”
Juliana Berners, English prioress, sport fisher, writer
(1388 - ?)
Note that dates are approximate, that there are variations in her name, and that there may have been both a real and a legendary Dame Juliana Berners.