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That which we garnered in our eager youth

Becomes a long delight in after years.-ETHEL CHURCHILL. To the man of robust and healthy intellect, who gathers the harvest of literature into his barn, thrashes the straw, winnows the grain, grinds it in his own mill, bakes it in his own oven, and then eats the true bread of knowledge, we bid a cordial welcome.

SOUTHEY.
A hope has crossed me, in the course
Of this self-pleasing exercise, that ye
My zeal to his would liken, who, possessed
Of some rare gems, or pictures finely wrought,
Unlocks his cabinet, and draws them forth,
One after one, soliciting regard
Io this and this.

WORDSWORTH.
Why are not more gems from our great authors scattered over
the country? Great books are not in everybody's reach; and though
it is better to know them thoroughly than to know them only here
and there, yet it is a good work to give a little to those who have
neither time nor means to get more. Let every book-worm, when
in any fragrant scarce old tome he discovers a sentence, a story, an
illustration, that does his heart good, hasten to give it.--COLERIDGE.

Mislike me not that I've essayed to please ye:

Some things herein may not offend.-FLETCHER. What song the Syrens sang, or what name Achilles assumed when he hid himself among women, though puzzling questions, are not beyond all conjecture.—SIR THOMAS BROWNE.

E fontibus eorum, judicio arbitrioque nostro, quantum quoque modo videbitur, hauriemus-CICERO.

Quidquid agunt homines votum, timor, ira, voluptas,
Gaudia, discursus, nostri est farrago libelli.--JUVENAL.
Even shavings of gold are carefully to be kept.-FULLER.

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