Millstream

Books

These texts in their different ways, and in their various languages represent some of the richness and the vastness of human thought and creativity.

Introduction

In my garden I spend my days; in my library I spend my nights. My interests are divided between my geraniums and my books. With the flower I am in the present; with the book I am in the past. I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it ...

~Alexander Smith, “Books and Gardens”, Dreamthorp: A Book

of Essays Written in the Country, 1863

Millstream

Books

These texts in their different ways, and in their various languages represent some of the richness and the vastness of human thought and creativity.

Introduction

In my garden I spend my days; in my library I spend my nights. My interests are divided between my geraniums and my books. With the flower I am in the present; with the book I am in the past. I go into my library, and all history unrolls before me. I breathe the morning air of the world while the scent of Eden's roses yet lingered in it ...

~Alexander Smith, “Books and Gardens”,

Dreamthorp: A Book of Essays Written in the

Country, 1863