Serenity of mind

There is certainly something in angling … that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit, and a serenity of the mind.
Washington Irving



The thought is from Irving’s Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.. In a short story titled The Angler he is commenting upon Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler. The story teller is “taking a morning’s stroll along the banks of the Alun, a beautiful little stream which flows down from the Welsh hills and throws itself into the Dee” when he comes upon a veteran angler and two friends…



The Sketch Book, as it is popularly called, also contains Irving’s beloved tales of Rip Van Winkle and the scary ride of Ichabod Crane.

Fishing at Lake Cazenovia (Lake Kaz)


And when I am done, I will come home to my Stressless Opal recliner. I will sit and relax and relive the fading moments of the glorious day with Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler.


Stressless Opal recliner


Irving’s The Sketch Book online.


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