Moreover, as the first book which raised natural history into the region of literature, much as the Compleat Angler did for that gentle art, we must affiliate to it the more finished products of later writers like Thoreau or Richard Jefferies.
The wide mouth extends The Angler (Lophius piscatorius).
The spawn of the angler is very remarkable.
The filament most important in the economy of the angler is the first, which is the longest, terminates in a lappet, and is movable in every direction.
In the time of Isaak Walton there stood by it a shady arbour to which the angler was wont to resort.
The angler is believed to attract other fishes by means of its lure, and then to seize them with its enormous jaws.
We waded so gently and reverently, or we pulled together so smoothly, that the fishes of thought were not scared from the stream, nor feared any angler on the bank, but came and went grandly, like the clouds which float through the western sky, and the mother-o'-pearl flocks which sometimes form and dissolve there.