On 2 July 1867 Ralph Waldo Emerson noted in his journal:

Reading. I suppose every old scholar has had the experience of reading something in a book which was significant to him, but which he could never find again. Sure he is that he read it there; but no one else ever read it, nor can he find it again, though he buy the book, and ransack every page.

(cf. RalphWaldoEmerson (5 Aug 2003), ...)

TopicLiterature - 2007-05-21

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