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  • The Women of Georgetown, now that would be a good book for somebody to write, maybe even Johnny U. Jeez, he was amusing to himself anyway.

    Cross

  • A good book is the plectrum with which our else silent lyres are struck.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • But a good book will never have been fore-stalled, but the topic itself will in one sense be new, and its author, by consulting with nature, will consult not only with those who have gone before, but with those who may come after.

    A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

  • Dive Into Python is a very good book for experienced Python programmers.

    A Byte of Python

  • Sir Walter's father reminds one in not a few of the formal and rather martinetish traits which are related of him, of the father of Goethe, “a formal man, with strong ideas of strait-laced education, passionately orderly (he thought a good book nothing without a good binding), and never so much excited as by a necessary deviation from the 'pre-established harmony' of household rules.”

    Sir Walter Scott

  • I have been sitting here still as a mouse; but I 'll turn my back, and read a good book ; – and round he turned, accordingly, till the catechising was finished.

    Oldtown Folks

  • “Heidenmauer” is not equal to the “Bravo,” but it is a good book and better than two thirds of Scott's.

    Letters and Journals 01

  • I was reading a very good book by Gerald Hanley, who had written another good book called The Consul at Sunset.

    Hemingway on Hunting

  • [Aside to Pete.] Mother's bar'ls is like dat ar widder's Mas'r George was reading 'bout in de good book -- dey never fails.

    The Christian Slave: A Drama

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