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Give me books, fruit, French wine and fine weather, and a little music out of doors
John Keats, letter to Fanny Keats, Aug, 1819
Here with a loaf of bread beneath the bough, A flask of wine, a book of verse...
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, trans Edward Fitzgerald, 1859
Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested...
Francis Bacon, 1561-1626
Books are not absolutely dead
John Milton, Areopagitica, 1644