chres·tom·a·thy  \kres-TOM-uh-thee\

A collection of selected literary passages.

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[ Panel 1 ]
GENTLEMAN 1: …and as elegant as a nightingale’s song, the twilight overtakes her.
GENTLEMAN 2: That poem was simply BEAUTIFUL.

[ Panel 2 ]
GENTLEMAN 2: Honestly, sir, you surprise me with your literary knowledge. I must ask, what chrestomathy did you get THAT one from? I must read it myself!
GENTLEMAN 1: This. It’s an INTERESTING read to say the least.

[ Panel 3 ]
GENTLEMAN 2: Is that a Playboy? That sir, is a smut magazine, not literature! Why would you read such filth?
GENTLEMAN 1: What else would I read?