May 14, 2021
Petrarch called books “welcome assiduous companions, always ready to appear in public, or go back in their box at your order, always disposed to speak or be silent, to stay home or make a trip to the woods, to travel or abide in the country, to gossip, joke, encourage you, comfort you, advise you, reprove you, and take care of you, to teach you the world’s secrets, the records of great deeds, the rules of life and scorn of death, moderation in good fortune, fortitude in ill, calmness and constancy in behavior. These are learned, gay, useful, and ready-spoken companions, who will never bring you tedium, expense, lamentation, jealous murmurs, or deception.” — and they can also show you Keat’s posy or Sargent’s landscapes… This would make a good ad for Village Books
Susie, that looks very interesting. I’m sorry I missed it this go-around, but hopefully it will be back on the big screen soon.
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