Lives of the Founders of the British Museum: With Notices of Its Chief Augmentors and Other Benefactors, 1570-1870, Volume 2

Front Cover
Trübner and Company, 1884 - Book collectors - 780 pages

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 712 - If a man spends lavishly on his library, you call him mad - a bibliomaniac. But you never call any one a horsemaniac, though men ruin themselves every day by their horses, and you do not hear of people ruining themselves by their books.
Page 600 - Chaldeans pourtrayed with vermilion, girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea, the land of their nativity...
Page 61 - It is the present capacity of taking effect in possession, if the possession were to become vacant, and not the certainty that the possession will become vacant before the estate limited in remainder determines, that distinguishes a vested from a contingent remainder...
Page 57 - The estates are not given to any particular children 'by name, but to such children as shall attain the age of twenty-one years ; until they have attained that age, no one completely answers the description which the testator has given of those who are to be devisees under his will, and therefore, there is no person in whom the estates can vest.
Page 24 - A. (a male) for life, and after his death to such of his children as shall attain the age of twenty-one years, or indeed in the сане of a devise or bequest simply to the children of A.
Page 600 - I do love these ancient ruins. We never tread upon them but we set Our foot upon some reverend history; And, questionless, here in this open court, Which now lies naked to the injuries Of stormy weather, some men lie...
Page 205 - MD's letter? one of these oddcome-shortlies. This is a week old, you see, and no farther - yet. Mr Harley desired I would dine with him again today ; but I refused him, for I fell out with him yesterday, and will not see him again till he makes me amends ; and so I go to bed.
Page 193 - 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.

Bibliographic information