Archive for November 2nd, 2012

Wine Woman and Song

November 2, 2012

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The State Department of Agriculture
Notes the fact
That apples and peaches
Are plentiful this year.
Let us, therefore,
Give a toast
To Cider, Flappers and Free Verse;
Which is as near as we can come
In these days of near-beer
To Wine, Woman and Song.

— Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger.

Syracuse Herald (Syracuse, New York) Aug 13, 1920

Bookish

November 2, 2012

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BOOKISH BRIEFLETS.

Careless reading never made a well-read man.

Hasty writing spoils a book, but so does hasty reading.

Every book is a self-revelation which only sympathy can interpret.

It is never fair to judge an author’s work without intelligent and sympathetic attention.

Never imagine that there is a moral virtue in reading. A great reader may be a mighty scamp.

Thank God for libraries! but, after all, every man must come at last to his own private thinking.

Don’t imagine that you are big enough to find all that is hidden in a great book. Even the author finds more than he knew.

The reader can protect himself. If the author is a fool, he drops the book. But the author has no protection against the misinterpretations of foolish readers. — Congregationalist.

Lima News (Lima, Ohio) Dec 29, 1899

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