An edited arrangement of striking passages collected in a single place for future reference.
copied their favorite poems
, passages from literature
, and scriptural
writings into their commonplace book. The copied material was commonly organized
) and studied for inspiration
marginal notes and comments
would be added as well.
By the 1800's preprinted collections were readily
available, replacing the earlier
, more personalized
collections. These preprinted collections of 'Instant Wisdom
' remain popular
Noder's Note: Hmm.. E2 would seem ideal for a consensual project of this nature. Anyone want to help? /msg me Somebody with editorial powers would be helpful to clean the dross.