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Augustine Birrell
(1850-1933) born on
Jan 19
English politician, man of letters. His policies, as British chief secretary for Ireland (1907-16), contributed to the Easter Week rising of Irish nationalists in Dublin, 1916.
Reading is not a duty, and has consequently no business to be made disagreeable.

An ordinary man can. . . surround himself with two thousand books. . . and thenceforward have at least one place in the world in which it is possible to be happy.
Good as it is to inherit a library, it is better to collect one.
Libraries are not made; they grow.
That great dust-heap called "history."
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Obiter Dicta," "The Office of Literature," Second Series, 1887.
R: From "Charades," an internet collection of quotations.
A: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: "Obiter Dicta," "Carlyle," 1884.

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