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Treasury of the Familiar

4.61  ·  Rating Details  ·  44 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Book by Ralph L. Woods
Hardcover, 751 pages
Published February 1st 1996 by Buccaneer Books (first published 1942)
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James
When I turned fourteen I really wanted a microscope for my birthday. My stepfather gave me this book instead, and at the time I was appalled. It seemed only one step up from getting socks and underwear, and the disappointment was bitter. He just said he hoped that I'd get to like it over time.

Well, later on I got my microscope, but that disappeared long ago and I have no idea what happened to it, and I still have this book. It's a gloriously disorganized mass of essays, poetry, song lyrics, grea
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Neil Clark
Jun 12, 2014 Neil Clark rated it it was amazing
IF I COULD ONLY HAVE ONE BOOK TO READ, THIS IS IT!

I AM ON MY FORTH COPY OF IT AS THE OTHER THREE I LENT OUT WERE NEVER RETURHED. NEEDLESS TO SAY, I NO LONGER LEND IT TO ANYONE.

THERE IS NO DATE YOU FINISH READING IT AS THOSE WHO LOVE READING WILL BE GOING BACK TO IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN!
Crissy
Jan 14, 2009 Crissy rated it it was amazing
When moved back to Utah after my time at the University of Arizona I would spend every Wednesday afternoon at my Great-Grandmothers house reading poetry over a lunch of soup and sandwiches (and the occassional eclair from the bakery at Dicks grocery). The books we enjoyed reading out of most were the two anthologies edited by Ralph L Woods. My great Grandmothers copies were worn and well-loved, and I was able to purchase my own set on Amazon.com. What makes these books such treasures is that the ...more
Data
Aug 10, 2015 Data rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If there's a line you remember from way back, or heard someone quote, it's probably here, in context. This is an awesome (and I mean inspiring awe) collection of poetry, prose, verse and lyrics.

Favorite Poem - "The Cremation of Sam McGee"

Favorite Excerpt - "Labor" from Lincoln's First Annual Message to Congress

Favorite Lyrics - "My Grandfather's Clock"
James Kingman
Jul 15, 2013 James Kingman rated it it was amazing
This book should be as exhaustive and authoritative as Bartletts or Nortons. It is fascinating and enjoyable, though not extremely user friendly. There should be a copy in every home; it should be read to children and treated as a textbook in classes.
Chris Gager
Feb 08, 2016 Chris Gager rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I found this at the transfer station along with a haul of other interesting stuff. Should be great for trivia! 1944 edition - this is not "Vol. 1" - I'm not sure what exactly that means...
Jaccalyn
Nov 03, 2009 Jaccalyn rated it it was amazing
A girl cannot have a good collection of books without a large volume of classic poems.
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