Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library. A company of the wisest and wittiest men that could be picked out of all civil countries, in a thousand years, have set in best order the results of their Earning and wisdom. The men themselves were hid and inaccessible, solitary, impatient of interruptions, fenced by etiquette,--but the thought which they did not uncover to their bosom friend is here written out in transparent words to us, the strangers of another age. Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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