And what supportive acknowledgement David gives to Andrew for donating his millions to the establishment of libraries, "..with exalted aim and grand design he caused the streams from fortune's golden fount to flow throughout the land he loves so well, that all might know the blessings and the bliss of knowledge boundless as the eternal years--Of wisdom stored in tomes of sages venerable, by parchment bound and clasped with bronze or gold. All this and more, the feeblest one may learn and study man and man's immortal mind, and in the quest find happiness supreme."
What a testimony of his admiration and gratitude to Andrew Carnegie, who must have been a personal friend.
I love his wordsmithing: "wisdom stored in tomes of sages venerable", "by parchment bound and clasped with bronze or gold". My words would be "Books and the treasures to be found within their covers!" But David Banks Sickels says "Words imperishable on olden vellum writ. With all their wealth of classic lore, a mind-enriching revenue of thought."