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Except a living man there is nothing more wonderful than a book! a message to us from the dead -- from human souls we never saw, who lived, perhaps, thousands of miles away. And yet these, in those little sheets of paper, speak to us, arouse us, terrify us, teach us, comfort us, open their hearts to us as brothers.

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Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley (June 12, 1819 - January 23, 1875) was an English university professor, historian, and novelist, particularly associated with the West Country and north-east Hampshire

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