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Page 101 - For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little.
Page 100 - The legislature shall also provide for the establishment of at least one library in each township and city, and all fines assessed and collected in the several counties and townships for any breach of the penal laws shall be exclusively applied to the support of such libraries...
Page 81 - Give a man this taste and a means of gratifying it, and you can hardly fail of making a happy man, unless, indeed, you put into his hands a most perverse selection of books.
Page 76 - One is sometimes asked by young people to recommend a course of reading. My advice would be that they should confine themselves to the supreme books in whatever literature, or still better to choose some one great author, and make themselves thoroughly familiar with him.
Page 106 - Being a Topical Index of Printed Matter (other than literary or aesthetic commentary or criticism) relating to William Shakespeare, or the...
Page 144 - Monday morning the party, to the number of nearly ninety, reunited for an eight-day trip over the Chicago, Milwaukee. & St. Paul; the Chicago, St Paul. Minneapolis. & Omaha : the Wisconsin Central, and the Milwaukee, West Shore, and Western railways, most generously given by these railroads.
Page 81 - I were to pray for a taste which should stand me in stead under every variety of circumstances, and be a source of happiness and cheerfulness to me through life, and a shield against its ills, however things might go amiss and the world frown upon me, it would be a taste for reading.
Page 48 - That the works thus appropriated by American booksellers are liable to be mutilated and altered at the pleasure of the said booksellers, or of any other persons who may have an interest in reducing the price of the works, or in conciliating the supposed principles or prejudices of purchasers, in the respective sections of your Union ; and that the names of the authors being retained, they may be made responsible for works which they no longer recognize as their own. That such mutilation and alteration,...
Page 100 - As soon as the circumstances of the state will permit, the Legislature shall provide for the establishment of libraries; one at least in each township; and the money which shall be paid by persons as...
Page 50 - We should be all shocked if the law tolerated the least invasion of the rights of property, in the case of the merchandise, whilst those which justly belong- to the works of authors are exposed to daily violation, without the possibility of their invoking the aid of the laws.

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