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"But consider, brother, said the curate once more, "there never was any Felixmarte of Hircania in the world, nor any Cirongilio of Thrace, or any of the other knights of the same sort, that the books of chivalry talk of; the whole thing is the fabrication and invention of idle wits, devised by them for the purpose you describe of beguiling the time, as your reapers do when they read; for I swear to you in all seriousness there never were any such knights in the world, and no such exploits or nonsense ever happened anywhere."
The works of the great poets have never yet been read by mankind, for only great poets can read them.
I think that having learned our letters we should read the best that is in literature, and not be forever repeating our a-b-abs, and words of one syllable, in the fourth or fifth classes, sitting on the lowest and foremost form all our lives.
The best books are not read even by those who are called good readers.
Or shall I hear the name of Plato and never read his book?
If we will read newspapers, why not skip the gossip of Boston and take the best newspaper in the world at once?
That is quite easy to read, and there is not a word in it that you cannot understand.
It is perhaps because Morte d'Arthur is easily read that it has become a storehouse, a treasure-book, to which other writers have gone and from which they have taken stories and woven them afresh and given them new life.
He says: "Fiction books seem to hold the most promise for boosting children's reading skills so I would encourage children to read novels and longer stories at home.
But there is help at hand, both through a programme which uses footballers as role models to change children's attitudes towards reading, and through a new guide highlighting fun ways to help kids learn to read.
Even Gandalf the Grey reads the manuscripts in the archives of Gondor to discover the secret of the One Ring in JRR Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
One of the global educational aims is to learn how to read and turn reading into a lifelong habit.
When I was growing up in western Massachusetts, "reading" happened in two places: the classroom at my small independent school and at nighttime when my parents read to my sister and me.
13, 2004) noted that "While trade paperback, street-lit editions sell most to black women and girls between the ages of 13 and 30, it is also read by an even more elusive and desirable demographic group: young black men."
Instances where scores really must be read at sight are few and far between.