Reading 866 "It is true, I have an idea of the character you endeavor to describe; but it is rather by dint of my own thought than your expression."
Reading 1136 "…I burrowed among these venerable books, in search of any living thought…."
Reading 1136 "What was good and nourishing food for the spirits of one generation, affords no sustenance for the next."
Reading 1138 " …a superstitious reverence for literature of all kinds; a bound volume has a charm in my eyes…."
Reading 1138 "…and I, that every new book, or antique one, may contain the ‘Open Sesame’—the spell to disclose treasures, hidden in some unsuspected cave of truth."
Comment: One purpose for reading books is to find the treasure of new ideas. RayS.