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Alii quidem fæminas amant, alii equos, alii aves, alii feras ; mihi vero a puerulo
Practically there is but little difference between borrowing and stealing books. The thief looks upon those which he has purloined as his property, and never once thinks of restoring them to their rightful owner ; and the borrower, though he may sometimes, perhaps, have that intention, very rarely carries it into effect. The latter, however, is by far the more dangerous of the two; it being infinitely less difficult to defend oneself against petty larceny, than against the solicitations of a friend begging for the loan of a book.--ANON.