The Private Library: What We Do Know, What We Don't Know, by Arthur Lee Humphreys

By Arthur Lee Humphreys

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Lots of people seem to know nothing, and to want to know nothing; at any rate, they never show any wish to learn anything. I was once in a room where not one person could say where Droitwich was; once, at a dinner of fourteen, where only one besides myself knew in what county Salisbury was. I have asked, I believe, over a hundred times where Stilton is, and have been told twice—this when Stilton cheese was handed. ' 'A reader should be familiar with the best method by which the original investigation of any topic may be carried on.

The art of reading is a thing to learn, and with it comes the equally valuable art of skipping. Mr. Balfour's advice to readers is to learn the arts of skipping and skimming, and the late Philip Gilbert Hamerton said:—'The art of reading is to skip judiciously. The art is to skip all that does not concern us, whilst missing nothing that we really need. ' No one knows how to skim and skip who has not first well threshed out some subject for himself. No one can tear the heart out of a book who has not first been through the student period.

By this means they can be fitted tightly to the case they are meant to travel in. Leather bound volumes should be wrapped up singly before being packed, and the box should be carefully lined with paper so that any roughness on the wood of the box may not damage the volumes. Book and parcel post volumes should have three or four thicknesses of paper, and if bound volumes a strawboard on either side as well as paper. The Art of Reading. First, how to read. The reason why so many people who read much know so little, is because they read isolated books instead of reading one book in connexion with another.

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