We had dolls, and dogs, and one might think, dairies this theme.....as I foresee lots of BOOKS going on in these posts.
Thank - you Linda from the blog, "The Paper Collector" for her love of books! as her theme!
Some of my best friends are books! Really, and please don't ask "What's your favorite book, then?" Because it would be easier to ask what book I like least, or maybe not, I can't even think of a book I haven't liked.....
Of course some of you may not wish to spend a leisure day reading when...
Possibly, you'd rather be out on the ice catching fish..... so much time, so little fish catching?
So if it's books, or just Sepia Saturday that boosts your day go here and view Alan's blog
Shouldn't he have his eyes on the book?
If you are anything like me, then you probably have the habit of buying books for more reasons than just a good read, right?
Instead of a series of people and their books this theme, I 'm sharing a book that was handed down to me from my grandma.......
- THE LADY OF THE LAKE -
A POEM IN SIX CANTOS
SIR WALTER SCOTT, BART.
with notes and an appendix
FROM THE LATEST EDINBURGH EDITION
The description above this photo is what is on the title page, and the photo in the book reads (exactly as printed) "Come one, come all! this rock shall fly From its firm base as soon as I."
Then this page follows.......
TO THE MOST NOBLE
MARQUIS OF ABERCORN
ETC., ETC., ETC.
THIS POEM IS INSCRIBED
Then the contents page......
Followed by the Introduction page below.....
I find this page very interesting as it states it's the INTRODUCTION To THE LADY OF THE LAKE. EDITION 1830.
AFTER the success of "Marmion,' I felt inclined to exclaim with Ulysses in the "Odyssey"
One favorite thing for me is to look inside the pages to see what keepsake or forget-me-not thing may hidden inside. Inside I discovered a golden-reddish clipped lock of curled hair! Maybe a relatives, or ?
I found the GLOSSARY TO "THE GHAIST'S WARNING." Very interesting!
In fact the entire book is rewarding......a very good read indeed.
You cannot open a book without learning something, Confucius