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The Book-Lover's Enchiridion: Thoughts on the Solace and Companionship of ...
Alexander 1810-1894 Ireland
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amusement ANTONIO DE GUEVARA beauty BENJAMIN WHICHCOTE better Charles Lamb cheerful Cicero companions conversation dead delight discourse divine doth enjoy enjoyment Essays eyes fancy feel friends genius give habit happy hath heart heaven honour hope human imagination intellectual J. G. VON HERDER JOHN JOHN LYLYE kind knowledge labour learning LEIGH HUNT literary literature living look LORD man's matter memory Milton mind Molière nature never noble once ourselves passion persons Petrarch philosopher Plato pleasant pleasure Plutarch poetry poets possess reader reason RICHARD DE BURY ROBERT COLLYER ROBERT SOUTHEY scholar Shakspeare shelves society solitude sorrow soul spirit sweet taste thee things thou thought tion Tom Jones treasures true truth volume wealth weary WILLIAM WILLIAM HAZLITT wisdom wise words worth writing
Page 121 - Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast, Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round, And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn Throws up a steamy column, and the cups, That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each, So let us welcome peaceful evening in.
Page 191 - It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds, and these invaluable means of communication are in the reach of all. In the best books great men talk to us, give us their most precious thoughts, and pour their souls into ours.
Page 28 - STUDIES serve for delight, for ornament, and for ability. Their chief use for delight is in privateness and retiring ; for ornament, is in discourse ; and for ability, is in the judgment and disposition of business. For expert men can execute, and perhaps judge of particulars, one by one ; but the general counsels, and the plots, and marshalling of affairs come best from those that are learned.
Page 151 - Dreams, books, are each a world ; and books, we know, Are a substantial world, both pure and good : Bound these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood, Our pastime and our happiness will grow.
Page 122 - At his own wonders, wondering for his bread. *Tis pleasant through the loop-holes of retreat To peep at such a world ; to see the stir Of the great Babel and not feel the crowd ; To hear the roar she sends through all her gates At a safe distance, where the dying sound Falls a soft murmur on the uninjured ear.
Page 107 - READING is to the mind, what exercise is to the body.. As by the one, health is preserved, strengthened, and; invigorated; by the other, virtue (which is the health of the mind) is kept alive, cherished, and confirmed.
Page 308 - 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.
Page 116 - Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.