Bibliomania: Or Book-madness ; a Bibliographical Romance ; Illustrated with Cuts (Google eBook)

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Henry G. Bohn, 1842 - Bibliomania - 618 pages
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Page 128 - Waken, lords and ladies gay, On the mountain dawns the day ; All the jolly chase is here, With hawk and horse and hunting-spear; Hounds are in their couples yelling. Hawks are whistling, horns are knelling, Merrily merrily mingle they: Waken, lords and ladies gay...
Page 289 - I took, early in the morning, a good dose of elixir, and hung three spiders about my neck ; and they drove my ague away. Deo gratias.
Page 233 - I know a merchant-man which shall at this time be nameless, that bought the contents of two noble libraries for forty shillings...
Page 369 - How fluent nonsense trickles from his tongue ! How sweet the periods, neither said, nor sung ! Still break the benches, Henley ! with thy strain, While Sherlock, Hare, and Gibson preach in vain. Oh, great restorer of the good old stage, Preacher at once, and zany of thy age ! Oh, worthy thou of Egypt's wise abodes, A decent priest, where monkeys were the gods...
Page 591 - The true Tragedie of Richard Duke of Yorke, and the death of good King Henrie the Sixt, with the whole contention betweene the two Houses Lancaster and Yorke, as it was sundrie times acted by the Right Honourable the Earle of Pembrooke his seruants.
Page 307 - 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 308 - ... up an octavo to a sufficient thickness ; and there is six shillings current for an hour and a half's reading, and perhaps never to be read or looked upon after. One that would go higher must take his fortune at blank walls and corners of streets, or repair to the sign of Bateman, Innys, and one or two more where are best choice and better pennyworths. I might touch other abuses, as bad paper, incorrect printing, and false advertising ; all which and worse is to be expected if a careful author...
Page 430 - The first part of the true and honorable history, of the life of Sir John Old-castle, the good Lord Cobham.
Page 427 - William Shake-speare, His True Chronicle History of the life and death of King Lear, and his three Daughters.
Page 233 - A great number of them which purchased those superstitious mansions, reserved of those library books, some to serve their Jakes, some to scour their candlesticks, and some to rub their boots. Some they sold to the grocers and soap sellers, and some they sent over sea to the bookbinders, not in small number, but at times whole ships full, to the wondering of the foreign nations.

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