In Praise of Books: A Vade Mecum for Book-lovers

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Perkins book Company, 1901 - 117 páginas

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Página 71 - 1770-1850. Dreams, books, are each a world ; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good : Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow. Blessings be with them—and eternal praise, Who gave us nobler loves and nobler cares— The poets, who on earth have made us heirs Of truth and
Página 66 - we have to do, is to know what books have treated of it. DAVID HUME, 1712-1776. I passed through the ordinary course of education with success, and was seized very early with a passion for literature, which has been the ruling passion of my life, and the great source of my enjoyments. OLIVER GOLDSMITH,
Página 100 - go and gossip with your house-maid, or your stableboy, when you may talk with queens and kings ; all the while this eternal court is open to you, with its society wide as the world, multitudinous as its days, the chosen, and the mighty, of every place and time ? Into that
Página 66 - the best after all. Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. When we inquire into any subject, the first
Página 56 - 0 for a Booke and a shadie nooke, eyther in-a-doore or out; With the grene leaves whisp'ring overhede, or the Streete cryes all about. Where I maie Reade all at my ease, both of the Newe and Olde ; For a jollie goode Booke whereon to looke, is better to me than Golde. A SIXTEENTH
Página 94 - Tis then we get the right good from a book. OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES, B. 1809, D. 1894. I like books, I was born and bred among them, and have the easy feeling, when I get into their presence, that a stable-boy has among horses. When
Página 100 - may enter always ; in that you may take fellowship and rank according to your wish ; from that, once entered into it, you can never be outcast but by your own fault. If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying. No book is worth anything which is not worth
Página 90 - Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it. Many will read the book before one thinks of quoting a passage. As soon as he has done this, that line will be quoted east and west. When Shakespeare is charged with debts to his authors, Landor
Página 65 - viz., Three Hundred Pounds. JOSEPH ADDISON, 1672-1719. Books are the legacies that a great genius leaves to mankind, which are delivered down from generation to generation. Knowledge of books in a man of business is a torch in the hands of one who is willing and able to show
Página 95 - The books which help you most are those which make you think the most. The hardest way of learning is by easy reading. But a great book that comes from a great thinker,—it is a ship of thought, deep freighted with truth, with beauty too. JOHN BRIGHT, B. 1811, D.

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