Education: Worthy of Perusal

In the 303 years since it was published, Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler has occupied a sure place as one of the most popular of English classics—and earned its author a reputation as one of the most genial of men. A onetime ironmonger, Walton wrote not for money but for pleasure, hoped each reader would share that pleasure and "that (if he be an honest Angler) the East wind may never blow when he goes a Fishing." But from Princeton University last week an ill wind did blow, setting many an honest angler to wondering whether their gentle idol was really...

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