Friday, February 20, 2009


In Commendation of Age

Francis Bacon, Apophthegms New and Old 97 (75):
Alonso of Arragon was wont to say, in commendation of age, That age appeared to be best in four things: Old wood best to burn; old wine to drink; old friends to trust; and old authors to read.
Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer, Act I:
I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
Carl Spitzweg, The Bookworm

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