Commonplace-book. Formerly Book of common places. orig. A book in which ‘commonplaces’ or passages important for reference were collected, usually under general heads; hence, a book in which one records passages or matters to be especially remembered or referred to, with or without arrangement. First usage recorded: 1578. - OED
Friday, February 5, 2016
A Little Cheese
At that, Phronsie made a little cheese and sat right down on the pavement in an ecstasy.
-Margaret Sidney, Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, 225.