Wilkie Collins quote about books from Armadale - the books—the generous friends who met me without suspicion—the merciful masters who never used me ill!
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the books—the generous friends who met me without suspicion—the merciful masters who never used me ill!
 Wilkie Collins, Armadale (1864). copy citation

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Author Wilkie Collins
Source Armadale
Topic books learning
Date 1864
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1895/1895-h/1895-h.htm

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Mr. Brock remembered the well-worn volumes which had been found in the usher's bag. «The books made it endurable to you,» he said.
The eyes of the castaway kindled with a new light.
«Yes!» he said, «the books—the generous friends who met me without suspicion—the merciful masters who never used me ill! The only years of my life that I can look back on with something like pride are the years I passed in the miser's house. The only unalloyed pleasure I have ever tasted is the pleasure that I found for myself on the miser's shelves.” source

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