Borrowers of books, those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
Quote by Charles Lamb
The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet...
Asparagus inspires gentle thoughts.
Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life.
It is good to love the unknown.
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to...
The human species, according to the best theory I can form of it, is composed...
My theory is to enjoy life, but the practice is against it.
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more...
The trumpet does no more stun you by its loudness, than a whisper teases you...
Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life
The beggar is the only person in the universe not obliged to study appearance.
I have had playmates, I have had companions; In my days of childhood, in my...
Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to...
Shakespeare is one of the last books one should like to give up, perhaps the...
We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves. We encourage one another in mediocrity....
Opinions is a species of property - I am always desirous of sharing
Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.
I could never hate anyone I knew.
She unbent her mind afterwards - over a book.