Tuesday, January 8, 2013

What is a miscellany? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines this word like this: 

ˈmi-sə-ˌlā-nē, chiefly British mi-ˈse-lə-nē

1. a plural: separate writings collected in one volume
                                                                 b a collection of writing on various subjects
                                                              2. a mixture of various things

                                           origin: a modification of french miscellanées, plural, from Latin miscellanea

However miscellanies are more than a collection or assortment of literary pieces. Though they are an assemblage of literary texts, they are also a rare and unique treasure, reflecting and telling the lives of the person who put it all together. And this is exactly what this miscellany is, a treasure unique to me. 

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