Bibliotheca Spenceriana: Or, A Descriptive Catalogue of the ... Library of George John, Earl Spencer, Volume 3

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Page 8 - CLING to thy home ! if there the meanest shed Yield thee a hearth and shelter for thy head, And some poor plot, with vegetables stored, Be all that Heaven allots thee for thy board, — Unsavory bread, and herbs that scattered grow Wild on the river brink or mountain brow, Yet e'en this cheerless mansion shall provide More heart's repose than all the world beside.
Page 181 - For dignity composed, and high exploit : But all was false and hollow ; though his tongue Dropt manna, and could make the worse appear The better reason, to perplex and dash Maturest counsels : for his thoughts were low : To vice industrious, but to nobler deeds Timorous and slothful : yet he...
Page 251 - If Koberger had printed only this Chronicle, he would have done enough to place his name among the most distinguished of his typographical brethren ; but he has other, and nearly equal, claims to a very marked celebrity.
Page 492 - If the lover of fine and legible printing wishes for a specimen of one of the choicest productions of the XVth century, let him lose no opportunity of obtaining the present impression, when a reasonable hope of its possession is held out to him. Nor is the work less intrinsically valuable, than its exterior form is inviting and magnificent.
Page 251 - When the reader is informed that there are upwards of Two Thousand Two Hundred * and Fifty impressions...
Page 8 - WE ask no flowers to crown the blushing rose, Nor glittering gems thy beauteous form to deck, The pearl, in Persia's precious gulf that glows, Yields to the dazzling whiteness of thy neck. Gold adds not to the lustre of thy hair, But, vanquish'd, sheds a fainter radiance there. The Indian hyacinth's celestial hue Shrinks from the bright effulgence of thine eye, The Paphian cestus bathed thy lips in dew, And gave thy form ambrosial harmony. My soul would perish in the melting gaze, But for thine eyes,...
Page 201 - ... extolling the figures without stint for "merit in conception and execution," "bold and free pencilling," "spirit and point," "delicacy, truth, and force," " spirit of drollery," &c., &c.; summarising thus, " few books are more pleasing to the eye, and more gratifying to the fancy than the early editions of the 'Stultifera Navis.' It presents a combination of entertainment to which the curious can never be indifferent.
Page 279 - Mentz, the before-mentioned art first came to Cologne, thence to Strasbourg, and thence to Venice. The beginning and progress of the before-mentioned art was told me, by word of mouth, by the worthy man, Master Ulrich Tzell of Hanault, printer at Cologne, in the present year MCCCCXCIX—by whom the fore-mentioned art is come to Cologne.
Page 278 - And it is a great honour to the German nation that such ingenious men are found among them.

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