Saturday, December 4, 2004

Quotation of the day for December 4, 2004

"Libraries are as Forrests, in which not only tall Cedars and
Oaks are to be found, but Bushes too and dwarfish Shrubs; and as
in Apothecaries Shops all sorts of Drugs are permitted to be, so
may all sort of Books be in a Library: And as they out of Vipers
and Scorpions, and poisoning Vegetables, extract often wholesome
Medicaments, for the Life of Mankind; so out of whatsoever Book,
good Instructions and Examples may be acquired."

- William Drummond, in The Works of William Drummond of
Hawthornden (1711).

Submitted by: Terry Labach
Apr. 8, 2004