The Book-lover's Enchiridion: Thoughts on the Solace and Companionship of Books, and Topics Incidental Thereto; Gathered from the Best Writers of Every Age, and Arranged in Chronological Order
Simpkin, Marshall, & Company, 1884 - Всего страниц: 492
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The Book-Lover's Enchiridion: Thoughts on the Solace and Companionship of ...
Alexander 1810-1894 Ireland
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Стр. 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.
Стр. 193 - 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.
Стр. 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.
Стр. 153 - 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.
Стр. 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.
Стр. 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.
Стр. 310 - 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.
Стр. 116 - Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
Стр. 64 - For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are ; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.