aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Who Hath a Book

Who hath a book
Has friends at hand,
And gold and gear
At his command;

And rich estates,
If he but look,
Are held by him
Who hath a book.

Who hath a book
Has but to read
And he may be
A king indeed;

His Kingdom is
His inglenook;
All this is his
Who hath a book.
-- Wilber D. Nesbit

An "inglenook" is heavy, tall wooden bench with enclosing sides positioned by a fireplace to absorb the heat and cut down on drafts -- a very cozy place to be on cold winter days without central heating.

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