Friday, January 22, 2010

Sixteenth Century Quote of the Week

"Affect not as some doe, that bookish Ambition, to be stored with bookes and have well furnished Libraries, yet keepe their heads empty of knowledge: to desire to have many bookes, and never to use them, is like a child that will have a candle burning by him, all the while
he is sleeping."

Henry Peacham (1576-c. 1643), British poet and writer
The Compleat Gentleman (1622)

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