Part the first. History of libraries

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Trübner & Company, 1859 - Libraries
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Page 598 - The King to Oxford sent his troop of horse, For Tories own no argument but force; With equal care to Cambridge books he sent, For Whigs allow no force but argument.
Page 778 - Ewart, to report on the best means of ' extending the establishment of libraries freely open to the public, especially in large towns, in Great Britain and Ireland.
Page 342 - To bud out fair, and her sweet smells throw all around. No tree, whose branches did not bravely spring ; No branch, whereon a fine bird did not sit; No bird, but did her shrill notes sweetly sing ; No song but did contain a lovely dit: Trees, branches, birds, and songs were framed fit, For to allure frail mind to careless ease.
Page 3 - ... the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them. I know they are as lively, and as vigorously productive, as those fabulous dragon's teeth; and being sown up and down, may chance to spring up armed men.
Page 754 - God, and the special food of man's soul, that all christian persons are bound to embrace, believe, and follow, if they look to be saved ; whereby they may the better know their duties to God, to their sovereign...
Page 360 - I know a merchantman, which shall at this time be nameless, that bought the contents of two noble Libraries for forty shillings' price: a shame it is to be spoken.
Page 379 - In that city are delightful libraries in cells redolent of aromatics ; there flourishing green-houses of all sorts of volumes ; there academic meads trembling with the earthquake of Athenian peripatetics pacing up and down ; there the promontories of Parnassus, and the porticos of the Stoics.
Page 350 - ... divers and great solemn monasteries of this realm wherein, thanks be to God, religion is right well kept and observed...
Page 60 - Read and wonder !" says the historian himself : and the solitary report of a stranger who wrote at the end of six hundred years on the confines of Media, is overbalanced by the silence of two annalists of a more early date, both Christians, both natives of Egypt, and the most ancient of whom, the patriarch Eutychius, has amply described the conquest of Alexandria.
Page 60 - Monophysite controversy were indeed consumed in the public baths, a philosopher may allow, with a smile, that it was ultimately devoted to the benefit of mankind. I sincerely regret the more valuable libraries which have been involved in the ruin of the Roman empire; but, when I seriously compute the lapse of ages, the waste of ignorance, and the calamities of war, our treasures, rather than our losses, are the object of my surprise.

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