From The Essays of Elia, by Charles Lamb
PLACE TO BE
"What a place to be in is an old library! It seems as though all the souls of all the writers that have bequeathed their labours to these Bodlleians, were reposing here, as in some dormitory, or middle state. I do not want to handle, to profane the leaves, their winding-sheets. I could as soon dislodge a ghost."
From Oxford in the Vacation