William Henry Miller (book Collector)
William Henry Miller (1789 â€“ 31 October 1848) was a Scottish book collector and parliamentarian. He sat in the House of Commons from 1830 to 1837.
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“The new always carries with it the sense of violation, of sacrilege. What is dead is sacred; what is new, that is different, is evil, dangerous, or subversive.”
—Henry Miller (18911980)
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