Quotation by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Madam, a circulating library in a town is as an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge; it blossoms through the year. And depend on it ... that they who are so fond of handling the leaves, will long for the fruit at last.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751–1816), Anglo-Irish dramatist. Sir Anthony Absolute, in The Rivals, act 1, sc. 2.
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