The reading of all good books is indeed ... The reading of all good books is indeed like a conversation with the noblest men of past centuries who were the authors of them, nay a carefully studied conversation, in which they reveal to us none but the best of their thoughts. Rene Descartes
corpus delicti: corpus delicti: 1. Law The material evidence in a homicide, such as the discovered corpse of a murder victim, showing that a crime has been committed.
2. A corpse. American Heritage Dictionary