“Reading, Conversation and Musing”

December 10, 2010 at 12:00 am 2 comments

Today I’m inspired by Eva over at A Striped Armchair to share a recently discovered bookish quote:

“It is certain that Reading, Conversation, and Musing are three the best and most excellent things in the world. By Reading wee treat with the dead; by Conversation with the living, and by Musing, with our selves. Reading enricheth the memory, Conversation polisheth the mind, and Musing frames the judgement.

“But of these noble Occupations of the soule, to say here, which is the most important, wee must confesse that Reading setteth the other two awoke; and without it, Musing is fruitlesse, and Conversation unpleasant.”

–from Du Bosque’s The Compleat Woman (1639)

Enjoy! –Corey


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Eva  |  December 12, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Loved the quote. :)

    • 2. Corey  |  December 14, 2010 at 4:03 pm

      Huzzah! Mission accomplished. :)


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