The Book Sales of 1902: With Tabulated Prices

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Savile Publishing Company, 1903 - Books - 44 pages

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Page 5 - Essex;" and how sweetly his friend reminds him ! I wish it could be ascertained (which there is some grounds for believing) that Michael Drayton was the author of this piece. It would add a worthy appendage to the renown of that Panegyrist of my native Earth ; who has gone over her soil, in his Polyolbion, with the fidelity of a herald, and the painful love of a son ; who has not left a rivulet, so narrow that it may be stepped over, without honourable mention ; and has animated hills and streams...
Page 3 - ... no dearness of price ought to hinder a man from the buying of books, if he has the money that is demanded for them, unless it be to withstand the malice of the seller or to await a more favourable opportunity of buying.
Page 10 - Why, Sir, if you were to read Richardson for the story, your impatience would be so much fretted that you would hang yourself.
Page 10 - Cicero's in a large and fair character, that those who begin to think on the subject of OLD AGE, ( which seldom happens till their sight is somewhat impaired by its approaches,) may not, in reading, by the pain, small letters give the eyes, feel the pleasure of the mind in the least allayed.
Page 10 - Cicero's in a large and fair Character, that those who begin to think on the Subject of Old Age, (which seldom happens till their Sight is somewhat impair'd by its Approaches) may not, in Reading, by the Pain small Letters give the Eyes, feel the Pleasure of the Mind in the least allayed.
Page 11 - There came also into my mind at that time, certain verses in praise of a mean estate and an humble mind ; they were written by Phineas Fletcher, an excellent Divine, and an excellent Angler, and the author of excellent Piscatory Eclogues, in which you shall see the picture of this good man's mind, and I wish mine to be like it.
Page 11 - The great Milton is said to have ingenuously confessed that he owed his immortal work of Paradise Lost to Mr.
Page 11 - Dear Sir, — Accept of this first labour of the press, this ventr'ous Essay of Poesie in so nice and censorious an age : forgive as you read, peruse as a friend, design to be pleased and not to judge...
Page 10 - I shall add to these few lines my hearty wish, that this first translation of a classic in this Western World,* may be followed with many others, performed with equal judgment and success; and be a happy omen, that Philadelphia shall become the seat of the American muses.
Page 8 - The Citizen of the World ; or, Letters from a Chinese Philosopher in London to his Friend in the East.

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