Tuesday, November 29, 2005

A Scribe's Pleasure

A scribe was asked, "What is pleasure?"
He answered, "Parchment, papers, shiny ink, and a cleft reed pen."

A card bearing this quotation sits in a glass case among precious manuscripts and instruments of writing at the McGill Library in Montreal.

Magnificent Octopus reports on this fascinating exhibit: Scribes, Scholars & Conservators.


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