With all my heart," said the barber; and not caring to tire himself with reading more books
of chivalry, he told the housekeeper to take all the big ones and throw them into the yard.
I opened it, and he informed me that, since, possibly, I might find the time wearisome, he had brought me a few books
At the same time, there always has been a steady sale of his books
in England, and some of them never have been out of print in that country since the publication of 'Typee.
In fact, from the origin of things down to the fifteenth century of the Christian era, inclusive, architecture is the great book
of humanity, the principal expression of man in his different stages of development, either as a force or as an intelligence.
But before he had written books
he was in my part of the country with a fishing-wand in his hand, and I like to think that I was the boy who met him that day by Queen Margaret's burn, where the rowans are, and busked a fly for him, and stood watching, while his lithe figure rose and fell as he cast and hinted back from the crystal waters of Noran-side.
She put the book
in the front room on top of the family Bible.
I have rummaged among the books
here over and over again, and I know more about them than you do.
Then, as a nation's needs and knowledge grow, it demands ever more and more books
on all kinds of subjects.
To read well, that is, to read true books
in a true spirit, is a noble exercise, and one that will task the reader more than any exercise which the customs of the day esteem.
Cephalus appears in the introduction only, Polemarchus drops at the end of the first argument, and Thrasymachus is reduced to silence at the close of the first book
And yet nothing is more common than the most rigorous sentence upon books
supported by such objections, which, if they were rightly taken (and that they are not always), do by no means go to the merit of the whole.
They have had it said to them that he wrote without any system, and they very naturally conclude that it does not matter in the least whether they begin with his first, third, or last book
, provided they can obtain a few vague ideas as to what his leading and most sensational principles were.