Bibliomania: Or Book Madness ; a Bibliographical Romance, in Six Parts ; Illustrated with Cuts (Google eBook)

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Author, 1811 - Bibliography - 782 pages
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Page 620 - And pillow to the head of age. To thee, dear school-boy, whom my lay Has cheated of thy hour of play, Light task, and merry holiday ! To all, to each, a fair good night, And pleasing dreams, and slumbers light ! THE LADY OF THE LAKE A POEM.
Page 140 - Now, all amid the rigours of the year, In the wild depth of Winter, while without The ceaseless winds blow ice, be my retreat, Between the groaning forest and the shore Beat by the boundless multitude of waves, A rural, shelter'd, solitary scene; Where ruddy fire and beaming tapers join, To cheer the gloom. There studious let me sit, And hold high converse with the mighty dead...
Page 470 - It has been confidently related, with many embellishments, that Johnson one day knocked Osborne down in his shop, with a folio, and put his foot upon his neck. The simple truth I had from Johnson himself. " Sir, he was impertinent to me, and I beat him. But it was not in his shop : it was in my own chamber.
Page 378 - ... baked. His table cost him not much, though it was good to eat at. His sports supplied all but beef and mutton ; except on Fridays, when he had the best of fish. He never wanted a London pudding ; and he always sang it in with,
Page 411 - This drew to the place a mighty trade, the rather because the shops were spacious, and the learned gladly resorted to them, where they seldom failed to meet with agreeable conversation ; and the booksellers themselves were knowing and conversible men, with whom, for the sake of bookish Knowledge, the greatest wits were pleased to converse...
Page 579 - William Shake-speare, His True Chronicle History of the life and death of King Lear, and his three Daughters.
Page 469 - My mind reproached me how far short I came of what your great friendship and delicate pen would partially describe me. You ask my consent to publish it : to what straits doth this reduce me ? I look back, indeed, to those evenings I have usefully and pleasantly spent with Mr.
Page 578 - The Second part of Henrie the fourth, continuing to his death, and coronation of Henrie the fift. With the humours of Sir John Falstaffe, and swaggering Pistoll. As it hath been sundrie times publikely acted by the right honourable, the Lord Chamberlaine his seruants. Written by William Shakespeare.
Page 468 - And sure if aught below the seats divine Can touch immortals, 'tis a soul like thine ; A soul supreme, in each hard instance tried, Above all pain, all passion, and all pride, The rage of power, the blast of public breath, The lust of lucre, and the dread of death.
Page 411 - The rest of the trade are content to take their refuse, with which, and the fresh scum of the press, they furnish one side of a shop, which serves for the sign of a bookseller, rather than a real one...

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