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Quotations; Fish & Shellfish

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"A man may fish with the worm tat hath eat of a king, and eat of the fish that hath fed of that worm".

Hamlet; William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth".

The Bible; Genesis 26

"And she made him a feast at his earnest wish

Of eggs and buttercups fried with fish: -

And she said, 'It's a fact the whole world knows,

That Pobles are happier without their toes'.

The Pobble Who Has No Toes; Edward Lear (1812-1888)

"Ann, Ann!

Come! quick as you can!

There's a fish that talks

In the frying pan. Alas, Alack; Walter de la Mare (1873-1956)

"A piece of broiled fish, and of an honeycomb". The Bible; St. John, 42

"Fish say, they have their stream and pond;

But is there anything beyond?" Heaven; Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)

"Fissures appeared in football fields

And houses in the night collapsed.

The Thames flowed backward to its source,

The last trickle seemed to disappear

Swiftly, like an adder to its hole,

And here and there along the river-bed

The stranded fish gaped among empty tins;

Face downward lay the huddled suicides

Like litter that a riot leaves. The Silent Sunday. William Plomer (1903-1973)

"Gaze upon the rolling deep

(Fish is plentiful and cheap)

As the sea my love is deep!

Said the Yonghy-Bonghy-B

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