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“Let every book-worm, when in any fragment
Published for the Benefit of the Asylum for Idiots.
JAMES NISBET AND CO., BERNERS STREET.
In the course of more than twenty years' reading, I have been in the habit of pencilling, in the margin of my books, such passages as I have thought either particularly interesting or beautiful, the re-perusal of which has given me pleasure. In the hope that such feeling may extend to others, they are now offered in a collected form; and I take the opportunity to thank those parties who have kindly permitted me to make extracts from their works. I lay no claim to originality, as, in the words of Montaigne, “I have here only made a garland of choice flowers; I bring nothing of my own but the thread that binds them."
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