A catalogue of the South African public library

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Page 126 - Esprit, Origine et Progrès des Institutions judiciaires des principaux pays de l'Europe, 5 vols.
Page 88 - A general collection of Voyages and Travels in all parts of the World.
Page 47 - Economy of Nature Explained and Illustrated on the Principles of Modern Philosophy, London, 1798, I, 175).
Page 88 - A collection of voyages and travels . . . compiled from the library of the Earl of Oxford.
Page 111 - THE HISTORY of the REIGN of HENRY VIII.; comprising the Political History of the commencement of the English Reformation: being the First Part of the Modern History of England. 3d Edition, 2 vols.
Page 153 - I have have ever found that the period of rest and tranquillity I was to enjoy flies farther and farther from me as I advance in life. I have, in truth, become involved in duties from which I cannot escape. What I have laid up for myself I can neither use nor enjoy, yet it is selfishly shut up from other men who might profitably use it and greatly enjoy it. I had hoped that after my death this library, being left to some new country, might prove to it a treasure of great value, to some extent helping...
Page 54 - To illustrate this doctrine, the FIRST PICTURE exhibits Mankind in a savage state, exposed to all the inconvenience and misery of neglected culture ; the SECOND represents a Harvest Home or Thanksgiving to Ceres and Bacchus; the THIRD, the Victors at Olympia; the FOURTH, Navigation, or the Triumph of the Thames; the FIFTH, the Distribution of Rewards by the Society ; and the SIXTH, Elysium, or the State of final Retribution. Three of these subjects are truly poetical, the others historical.
Page 153 - I may yet, perhaps, be permitted to visit in old age. I believe South Africa will be a great country, that Cape Town, or its vicinity, will, for many reasons, be the point of chief education for its young men. There can, therefore, be no more fitting or worthy resting place for treasures, which I have accumulated with so much care.
Page 64 - The Giaour, the Bride of Abydos, the Corsair, Lara, the Siege of Corinth...
Page 153 - ... it and greatly enjoy it. I had hoped that after my death this library, being left to some new country, might prove to it a treasure of great value, to some extent helping to form the mind of each of its generations as they came following on. But I now feel it to be useless to wait for the period of my own death to render of use to my fellow men that which events have rendered of little or no use to me.

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