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" all this is lost to him. He cannot, with Fenelon, say—" If all the riches of both the Indies, if the crowns of all the kingdoms of Europe, were laid at my feet, in exchange for my love of reading, I would spurn them all. "
The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review - Seite 71
1856
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New Outlook

1954
...furniture; ownership is saying with Fenelon, "If the crowns of all the kingdoms in Europe wert laid down at my feet in exchange for my love of reading. I would spurn them all." Possession is having a morocco-bound volume of Emerson that you never look at; ownership is having...
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Annual Report

Boston Public Library - 1895
...refuge and comfort of adversity." " If the riches of both Indies," says Fe'nelon, " if the crowns of the kingdoms of Europe were laid at my feet, in exchange for my love of reading, I would spurn them all." These seem extravagant words. They exhaust the language of eulogy. But riches and crowns are but adventitious...
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The Virginia School Journal, Band 7

1898
...A home without books is like a room without windows. ' '—Bucher. If the riches of the Indies, or the crowns of all the kingdoms of Europe were laid...exchange for my love of reading, I would spurn them all.—Fcnelon. " Ignorance is the curse of God ; Knowledge, the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."...
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