Jane Austen And 6 Other Authors On The Divine Pleasure Of Reading

February 26, 2015 2:22 PM

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Jane Austen And 6 Other Authors On The Divine Pleasure Of Reading

The following quotes were excerpted from The Book Lovers' Anthology, an anthology edited by The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. The book is a collection of quotes about the joys and importance of reading.

It is remarkable, the character of the pleasure we derive from the best books. They impress us with the conviction that one nature wrote, and the same reads. We read the verses of one of the great English poets, of Chaucer, of Marvell, of Dryden, with the most modern joy, -- with a pleasure, I mean,...

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