References in classic literature ?
One winter's night, as we sat together by the fire, I ventured to suggest to him that, as he had finished pasting extracts into his common-place book, he might employ the next two hours in making our room a little more habitable.
My father made notes in a common-place book, and he said once he was arming himself against the coming darkness.
description, 'the last and greatest common-place book') or to