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Fisher of Souls

(The great). 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.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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