The quality which makes a reader master of the secret of books is primarily of the soul, and only secondarily of the mind ; and to get the deepest and sweetest out of literature one must read with the heart. A book read with the mind only is skimmed ; true reading involves the imagination and the feelings.
from My Study Fire Second Series by Hamilton Mabie
The weather is still unseasonably warm here in Steubenville.
Update: Wow! A favorite old book o’ mine is online! Mariæ Corolla; a Wreath for Our Lady
Read this great poem from it: A Corde Mariæ