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Obscure Quotes... compiled by Brooklynites

Feb 23, 2010 4:59 PM | 0 comments

Be on the lookout for enlightening and eccentric quotes on our Twitter page, as we've decided to start pulling inspiration from The Beecher Book of Days.  This charming little book was published in 1886 by editors Eleanor Kirk and Caroline B. LeRow. 

Many of the quotes come from Beecher's sermons, but some are pulled from works that Beecher read or owned, giving us insight into both Beecher's mind and the reading habits of 19th century Brooklynites. 

There are two or three quotes for each date (plus some extra pages in the back to record your friends' birthdays).  We admit that some are more interesting than others.  We'll save you the trouble of reading the whole book by checking each day and posting our favorites.

So if you want to be inspired by Henry Ward Beecher's library, you'll have to follow us on Twitter.  And while you're there, you can learn about upcoming programs, view highlighted items from the collection and learn all about Brooklyn's past - one "tweet" at a time.