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Literature and Ideas

reading

n.

The Devil's Dictionary

Ambrose Bierce

The general body of what one reads. In our country it consists, as a rule, of Indiana novels, short stories in “dialect” and humor in slang.

We know by one's reading
His learning and breeding;
By what draws his laughter
We know his Hereafter.
Read nothing, laugh never —
The Sphinx was less clever!

Jupiter Muke