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There is a society in the deepest solitude.

ISAAC D'ISRAELI, Literary Character of Men of Genius

There is such a thing as literary fashion, and prose and verse have been regulated by the same caprice that cuts our coats and cocks our hats.

ISAAC D'ISRAELI, Curiosities of Literature

Great libraries of books are subject to certain accidents besides the damp, the worms, and the rats--that of the borrowers, not to say a word of the purloiners!

ISAAC D'ISRAELI, Curiosities of Literature

The feathered arrow of satire has often been wet with the heart's blood of its victims.

ISAAC DISRAELI, attributed, Day's Collacon

It is fortunate that Literature is in no ways injured by the follies of Collectors, since though they preserve the worthless, they necessarily defend the good.

ISAAC D'ISRAELI, Curiosities of Literature


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