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Please help: Sermons in Books, Stones in Running Brooks

Posted by Venky on October 03, 2000

I've come across an expression that goes something like: There are sermons in books, stones in running brooks... I'm not sure if this is right. Could someone please tell me (preferably on my e-mail)
1) what the correct expression is.
2) what it precisely means.
3) what the origin of the expression is.

This is kinda urgent. so prompt help would be greatly appreciated..