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W. Skeen, 1872 - Printing - 420 pages
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Page 19 - Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!
Page 124 - The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there anything whereof it may be said, "See, this is new"? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.
Page 168 - God) the method of cutting (incidendi) the characters in a matrix, that the letters might easily be singly cast, instead of 'being cut. He privately cut matrices for the whole alphabet: and when he showed his master the letters cast from these matrices, Faust was so pleased with the contrivance, that he promised Peter to give him his only daughter Christina in marriage, a promise which he soon after performed.
Page 16 - God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. ... Thou art weighed in the balances and art found wanting. . . . Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
Page 25 - ... or some other hard wood; and then, with gravers " and other instruments, he cuts the wood away in all those parts " upon which he finds nothing traced ; thus leaving the transcribed " characters ready for printing.
Page 140 - We may see in imagination this venerable and splendid volume leading up the crowded myriads of its followers, and imploring, as it were, a blessing on the new art, by dedicating its first fruits to the service of heaven.
Page 261 - Paved after him a broad and beaten way Over the dark abyss, whose boiling gulf Tamely endured a bridge of wondrous length From hell continued reaching the utmost orb Of this frail world...
Page 27 - The second brush is used to rub over the paper, with a small degree of pressure, that it may take the impression : this it does easily, for, not being sized with alum, it receives the ink the instant it comes in contact with it. It is only necessary that the brush should be passed over every part of the sheet with a greater or smaller degree of pressure, and repeated in proportion as the printer finds there is more or less ink upon the block. This brush is soft, and of an oblong form.
Page 406 - Faventibus , ut fit , invento novo studiis hominum , quum nova merx, nunquam antea visa, emptores undique exciretcum huberrimo quaestu , crevit simul artis amor, crevit ministerium , additi familiae operarum ministri, prima mali labes, quos inter Joannes quidam, sive is (ut fert suspicio) Faustus fuerit ominoso cognomine , hero suo infidus et infaustus , sive alius eo nomine , non magnopere laboro , quod silentum umbras inquietare nolim , contagione conscientiae quondam dum viverent tactas. Is ad...
Page 17 - New catalogues issued will also be mentionetl when forwarded. matt is a debtor to his profession, from the which, as men do of course seek to receive countenance and profit, so ought they of duty to endeavor themselves by way of amends to be a help thereunto.

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