It is almost everywhere the case that soon after it is begotten the greater part of human wisdom is laid to rest in repositories.
Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies.
Tradition is but a meteor, which, if it once falls, cannot be rekindled.
Memory, once interrupted, is not to be recalled. But written learning is a fixed luminary, which, after the cloud that had hidden it has passed away, is again bright in its proper station. So books are faithful repositories, which may be awhile neglected or forgotten, but when opened again, will again impart instruction.