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" Well the worker earned his wage Bending o'er the blazoned page! Tired the hand and tired the wit Ere the final Explicit! Not as ours the books of old — Things that steam can stamp and fold; Not as ours the books of yore — Rows of type and nothing... "
At the Sign of the Lyre - Page 43
by Austin Dobson - 1889 - 251 pages
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BALLADS OF BOOKS

GEORGE J. COOMBES - 1886
...hand would paint Strife of Sathanas and Saint, Or in secret coign entwist Jest of cloister humorist. Well the worker earned his wage, Bending o'er the...can stamp and fold ; Not as ours the books of yore — Eows of type, and nothing more. Then a book was still a Book, Where a wistful man might look, Finding...
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Ballads of Books

Brander Matthews - Book verse - 1886 - 174 pages
...his careful ways Little choruses of praise ; Or in secret coign entwist Jest of cloister humorist. Well the worker earned his wage, Bending o'er the...can stamp and fold ; Not as ours the books of yore — Kows of type, and nothing more. Then a book was still a Book, Where a wistful man might look, Finding...
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Ballads of books

Brander Matthews - Book verse - 1886 - 174 pages
...hand would paint , Strife of Sathanas and Saint, Or in secret coign entwist Jest of cloister humorist. Well the worker earned his wage, Bending o'er the...books of old — Things that steam can stamp and fold j Not as ours the books of yore — Rows of type, and nothing more. Then a book was still a Book, Where...
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The American Catholic Quarterly Review, Volume 11

James Andrew Corcoran, Patrick John Ryan, Edmond Francis Prendergast - 1886
...hand would paint S1rife of Sathanas and Saint, Or in secret coign entwist Jest of cloister humorist. Well the worker earned his wage Bending o'er the blazoned...the wit 'Ere the final explicit ! Not as ours the hooks of old, Things that steam can stamp and fold ; Not as ours the books of yore, Rows of type and...
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The Bookmart, Volume 4

Richard Halkett - Bibliography - 1887
...entwist Jest of cloister humorist. Well the worker earned his wage Bending o'er the blazoned pagel Tired the hand and tired the wit Ere the final Explicit! Not as ours the books of oldThings that steam can stamp and fold; .Not as ours the books of yore — Hows of type and nothing...
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The Classical Review, Volumes 21-22

Classical philology - 1907
...had that loving admiration of the ' written page ' to which Austin Dobson's lines give expression : ' Not as ours the books of yore, Rows of type and nothing more.' And Traube had, like Bradshaw, the power of communicating his enthusiasm to others. One of his pupils...
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Bookbindings old and new: notes of a book-lover, with an account of the ...

Brander Matthews - Bookbinding - 1895 - 342 pages
...it is merely cased in a cloth-cover whereon a pattern has been imprinted by machinery. Yet so it is. Not as ours the books of old — Things that steam...books of yore — Rows of type, and nothing more. Ours are not the books of old, but sometimes, when they are the result of taking thought and pains,...
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The Library of Robert Hoe: A Contribution to the History of Bibliophilism in ...

Robert Hoe, Oscar Albert Bierstadt - Rare books - 1895 - 224 pages
...the scribe and the painter. They were worthy of their hire, or, as Austin Dobson has expressed it, Well the worker earned his wage, Bending o'er the...the hand and tired the wit, Ere the final Explicit! To France must be attributed a beautiful manuscript of Ногж executed in the first half of the fifteenth...
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Le Courrier du livre, Volumes 3-5

Raoul Renault - Canadian literature - 1899
...exemplaire du mκme ouvrage a ιtι vendu chez Bangs & Co., de New-York, pour $6.75. TO AN OLD MISSAL Not as ours the books of old — Things that steam...nothing more. Then a book was still a Book, Where a wisful man might look, Finding some thing through the whole, Beating — like a human soul. In that...
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The Library Association Record, Volume 10

Henry Guppy, Arundell James Kennedy Esdaile - Library science - 1908
...not entirely superseded, and the cost of books has been reduced nearly to the price of a daily paper. Not as ours the books of old — Things that steam...the books of yore — Rows of type and nothing more. There will always be a great difference between machine work and that done by hand; nevertheless, if...
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