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Fisher of Souls (The great)

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The devil.

“I trust, young man, that neither idleness nor licentious pleasure . … the chief baits with which the great Fisher of souls conceals his hooks, are the causes of your declining the career to which I would incite you.”—Sir W. Scott: The Monastery, chap. xi.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Fish
Fish
Fish
Fish-day (A) [jour maigre]
Fish-wife (A)
Fish and Flesh
Fish-in Troubled Water (To)
Fish it Out (To)
Fish out of Water
Fisher of Souls (The great)
Fisherman
Fishing
Fisk (in Hudibras)
Fitz (Norman)
Fitz-Fulke (Hebē)
Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge University)
Five
Five-minute Clause
Five Nations (The)
Five Points (The)