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A commonplace book



This blog has come of late to approximate what used to be known as a "commonplace book," in which (I paraphrase from the Wikipedia entry on the subject) a note taker stored quotations, observations, and definitions from his reading. In the 17th century "commonplacing" as a verb was used much as we would use "scrapbooking." Or blogging, for that matter.

I've been storing quotations here that I've come across in my disorganized reading, often without commentary to speak of, except the commentary implied in thinking a passage important enough to put into this blog.

Here's to the selective revival of traditions.



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