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Evelyn, Southey and Hume

A man may be judged by his library. — BENTHAM. I ever look upon a library with the reverence of a temple. — EVELYN, _to Wotton_.

‘Father, I should like to learn to make gold.’ ‘And what would’st thou do if thou could’st make it?’ ‘Why, I would build a great house and fill it with books.’ — SOUTHEY,_Doctor_.

What would you have more? A wife? That is none of the indispensable requisites of life. Books? That is one of them, and I have more than I can use. — DAVID HUME, _Burton’s ‘Life_.’


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