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Daemon
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We are as liable to be corrupted by our books as by our companions.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)
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Is there things under the heaven which cannot corrupt or be corruptible by its nature? Cause even mother's love may spoil her child forever, like condemnation or witchcraft. What's matter though how share responsibility between the reader and the scribe?
pedro
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Daemon wrote:
We are as liable to be corrupted by our books as by our companions.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)



So poetry readings are a complete no-no
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Daemon wrote:
We are as liable to be corrupted by our books as by our companions.

Henry Fielding (1707-1754)


"“Tell me what company you keep and I'll tell you what you are.” Miguel de Cervantes

MTC
Posted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:10:41 PM
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"We are as liable to be corrupted by our books as by our companions."

To balance Fielding's cautionary comment, we are also as liable to be enlightened by our books as by our companions, something he no doubt was well aware of, but did not expressly state. On a deeper level Fielding was commenting on the power of books for better or worse.
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