Read Books Gaining However Much Knowledge

During the New Year, rather than playing however many worthless games, you should read books gaining however much knowledge.
The First Year of Ansei, the Third of December. “Letter to His Sister Chiyo”

3日何か心得になるほんなりとも
正月にはいづくにもつまらぬ遊事をするものに候間、夫れよりは何か心得になるほんなりとも読んでもらひ候へ。
安政元年十二月三日「妹千代あて書翰」

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