My first thought of writing out this little book of brief selections sprang from the desire to assist a dear friend to enjoy the Author's helpful books. The epigrammatic style lends itself to quotation. Taste of the spring brings the traveller back to the same fountain on a day of greater leisure. Many times these Beautiful Thoughts have enlightened my darkness, and I send them forth with a hope and prayer that they may find echo in other hearts. E. C.