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Odor of Sanctity "Association Law Books," 30 Law Library Journal 415 (1937)


Things intrinsically of little worth acquire value because of their associations. How often do we treasure an old watch, a pair of spectacles, a gold cup, or a silver spoon because they were worn by Father or Mother, or used by generations of the family in childhood! How often our attics are filled with things with which we cannot bring ourselves to part! We know their history, whose hands have touched them, what needs they have served, and so they are dear to us. They have acquired for us an odor of sanctity.

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