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To any reader, young or old, scholar or layman,
I would say one thing:
No great book was ever written to be lectured on or explained in schools.
Every masterpiece was first written for the use of (human beings).

Don't be frightened by famous names.
Don't think that famous books are dull.
They wouldn't be famous now if they hadn't interested their first readers.

Get yourself a comfortable chair and a good light
---and have confidence in your own mind.

John Erskine, February 28, 1937 Columbia University

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JoannaPoppink RT @DanRather: So the administration goes on the Sunday shows to say they are surrendering to the virus? First of all, appalling. And secon…
JoannaPoppink RT @kurteichenwald: My sister received her bill for the time her husband spent in the hospital with COVID, including almost two weeks in th…
JoannaPoppink RT @SenSchumer: I just forced a vote to stop Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination from moving forward because Senator Graham broke the Judi…
JoannaPoppink RT @PeteButtigieg: Donald Trump wants to talk about literally anything besides his disastrous response to this pandemic.
JoannaPoppink RT @nytopinion: Donald Trump “is a racist demagogue presiding over an increasingly diverse country; an isolationist in an interconnected wo…

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