EMS wishes you a happy St. Valentines!
Here’s a nice little love poem to books, from Francis Bacon’s “The Wisdom of the Ancients” (1619):
To the Booke
Rich mine of Art: Minnion of Mercury;
True Truch-man of the mind of Mystery
Inventions storehouse; Nymph of Helicon:
Deepe moralist of Times tradition:
Unto this Paragon of Brutus race
Present thy service, and with cheerefull grace
Say (if Pythagoras beleev’d may bee)
The soule of ancient Wisdome lives in thee.