Old Faces of Roman and Medieval Types: Lately Added to the De Vinne Press

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De Vinne Press, 1897 - 47 pages
 

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Page 40 - THE BODY of BENJAMIN FRANKLIN, Printer, (like the cover of an old book, its contents torn out, and stript of its lettering and gilding) lies here food for worms ; yet the work itself shall not be lost, for it will (as he believed) appear once more in a new and more beautiful edition, corrected and amended by THE AUTHOR.
Page 20 - IF the red slayer think he slays, Or if the slain think he is slain, They know not well the subtle ways I keep, and pass, and turn again. Far or forgot to me is near ; Shadow and sunlight are the same ; The vanished gods to me appear ; And one to me are shame and fame.
Page 18 - Are you in earnest? seize this very minute — What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Page 18 - twill be the same story To-morrow, and the next more dilatory, The indecision brings its own delays, And days are lost, lamenting o'er lost days. Are you in earnest ? Seize this very minute ! What you can do or think you can, begin it ! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it ! Only engage, and then the mind grows heated : Begin it, and the work will be completed.
Page 20 - They reckon ill who leave me out; When me they fly, I am the wings; I am the doubter and the doubt, And I the hymn the Brahmin sings.
Page 2 - And keep their sides, the register in the midst; The examiner, he sits private there within ; And here I have my several rolls and files Of news by the alphabet, and all put up Under their heads. P. jun. But those too subdivided ? Cym. Into authentical and apocryphal Fit. Or news of doubtful credit, as barbers
Page 1 - These straws, which the stomach of the book never digests, and which nobody takes out, at first distend the book from its accustomed closure, and being carelessly left to oblivion, at last become putrid. He is not ashamed to eat fruit and cheese over an open book, and to transfer his empty cup from side to side upon it : and because he has not his alms-bag at hand, he leaves the rest of the fragments in his books.
Page 1 - ... oppressed with cold, his watery nose drops, nor does he take the trouble to wipe it with his handkerchief till it has moistened the book beneath it with its vile dew. For such a one I would substitute a cobbler's apron in the place of his book. He has a nail like a giant's, perfumed with stinking ordure, with which he points out the place of any pleasant subject.
Page 1 - In the first place, then, let there be a mature decorum in opening and closing of volumes, that they may neither be unclasped with precipitous haste, nor thrown aside after ^inspection without being duly closed; for it is necessary that a book should be much more carefully preserved than a shoe. But school folks are in general perversely educated, and, if not restrained by the rule of their superiors, are puffed up with infinite absurdities ; they act with petulance, swell with presumption, judge...
Page 2 - And pontificial- news; of all which several, The day-books, characters, precedents are kept, Together with the names of special friends Fit. And men of correspondence in the country Cym. Yes, of all ranks, and all religions. Fit. Factors and agents Cym. Liegers, that lie out Through all the shires of the kingdom.

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