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  • There are, the people say, three hundred and sixty-five of them, so that a fisher-man with a taste for exploration, could such a one be found, might land on a different island every day for a whole year.

    Priscilla's Spies

  • The perch swallows the grub-worm, the pickerel swallows the perch, and the fisher-man swallows the pickerel; and so all the chinks in the scale of being are filled.

    Walden~ Chapter 16 (historical)

  • In the situation of the poor fisher-man, and the great giant of smoke, who issued from the small vessel, well known to all versed in the Arabian Tales, such acuteness would have saved his life; and a similar spirit of inquiry, applied to chemistry, might, in modern times, have made his fortune.

    Tales and Novels — Volume 04

  • God: and he who goes crowned with a diadem, offers his prayers to the tent-maker and the fisher-man as his Protestors.

    Observations upon the Prophecies of Daniel, and the Apocalypse of St. John

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