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DAME JULIANA'S LEGACY
John McDonald
June 03, 1957
In her "Treatise of Fishing with an Angle," the 15th century nun bequeathed to literature a new and enduring form of the writing art—and left to posterity a fascinating speculation
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June 03, 1957

Dame Juliana's Legacy

In her "Treatise of Fishing with an Angle," the 15th century nun bequeathed to literature a new and enduring form of the writing art—and left to posterity a fascinating speculation

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Well, it's a fishing story. We know as a fact that the Treatise on fishing is a rib taken from the first English treatise on hunting, which its mighty author himself associates with war. We know, too, from Juliana's "lytell plaunflet" that she found peace in the art of angling.

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