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Oh, the gallant fisher's life,
It is the best of any
'Tis full of pleasure, void of strife,
And 'tis beloved of many.

- John Chalkhill, as published in The Compleat Angler

You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!

Take away that fool's bauble, the mace.

- Oliver Cromwell, to Parliament

Born in 1653:

Died in 1653: Events of 1653:

1652 - 1653 - 1654

How They Were Made - 17th Century

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