English Book Collectors

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K. Paul, Trench, Trübner, limited, 1902 - Book collectors - 448 pages
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Page 68 - A mere spectator of other men's fortunes and adventures, and how they act their parts, which methinks are diversely presented unto me, as from a common theatre or scene. I hear new news every day...
Page 388 - I began printing books with the hope of producing some which would have a definite claim to beauty, while at the same time they should be easy to read and should not dazzle the eye, or trouble the intellect of the reader by eccentricity of form in the letters. I have always been a great admirer of the calligraphy of the Middle Ages, and of the earlier printing which took its place. As to the fifteenth...
Page 242 - If I have thoughts and can't express 'em, Gibbon shall teach me how to dress 'em In terms select and terse ; Jones teach me modesty and Greek ; Smith, how to think ; Burke, how to speak ; And Beauclerk to converse.
Page 67 - ... he was an exact mathematician, a curious calculator of nativities, a general read scholar, a thorough-paced philologist, and one that understood the surveying of lands well. As he was by many accounted a severe student, a devourer of authors, a melancholy and humorous person ; so by others, who knew him well, a person of great honesty, plain dealing and charity. I have heard some of the ancients of Christ Church often say, that his company was very merry, facete, and juvenile...
Page 66 - being exact, several of the students did not forbear to whisper among themselves, that rather than there should be a mistake in the calculation, he sent up his soul to heaven through a slip about his neck.
Page 200 - The house is so small, that I can send it you in a letter to look at : the prospect is as delightful as possible, commanding the river, the town, and Richmond Park ; and being situated on a hill descends to the Thames through two or three little meadows, where I have some Turkish sheep and two cows, all studied in their colours for becoming the view.
Page 170 - He was a Fellow of the Royal Society, and of the Society of Antiquaries, and joined this Society in 1839.
Page 7 - DEAR LORD LIVERPOOL, — The King, my late revered and excellent father, having formed, during a long series of years, a most valuable and extensive library, consisting of about 120,000 volumes, I have resolved to present this collection to the British nation.
Page 20 - Parker's foundation, and if on examination of the library, twenty-five books are missing, or cannot be found within six months, the whole collection devolves to Caius. In that case, the Masters or locum...
Page 229 - British topography : or an historical account of what has been done for illustrating the topographical antiquities of Great Britain and Ireland.

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