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Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought -- asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.

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Jeremy Collier (1650-1726) was an English bishop. He was a supporter of James II, and refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary after the Glorious Revolution.

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