JEFFERSON'S NOTEBOOK OF QUOTATIONS
> I once read a biography of Jefferson. What did he call a notebook where one > would write famous quotes that he would hear? He used a special name for > this type of journal or almanac. Such a book is usually called a Commonplace Book. The use of that term was quite widespread, however, and not peculiar to Jefferson. Most educated persons of that time kept such a book of passages they thought significant. Jefferson had several of them.
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