The Booklover and His Books

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Boston book Company, 1916 - Bibliomania - 183 pages
 

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Page 109 - never did I breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher in the skies When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez, when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific—and all his men Looked at each other with a wild surmise—
Page 30 - reader: He ate and drank the precious words, His spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, Nor that his frame was dust. He danced along the dingy days, And this bequest of wings Was but a book What liberty A loosened spirit brings 1
Page 109 - stout Cortez, when with eagle eyes He stared at the Pacific—and all his men Looked at each other with a wild surmise— Silent, upon a peak in Darien. To
Page 67 - the gnarled oak beneath. Oh, our Sophocles, the royal, Who was born to monarch's place, And who made the whole world loyal, Less by kingly power than grace. Our Euripides, the human, With his droppings of warm tears. And his touches of things common Till they rose to touch the spheres I Our Theocritus, our Bion, And our Pindar's shining goals
Page 102 - good for nothing until they have been kept a long while; and some are good for nothing until they have been long kept and used. Of the first, wine is the illustrious and immortal example. Of those which must be kept and used I will name three — meerschaum pipes, violins, and poems.
Page 68 - These were cup-bearers undying Of the wine that's meant for souls. And my Plato, the divine one. If men know the gods aright By their motions as they shine on With a glorious trail of light I
Page 114 - on to us to illumine our own selfhood, and its experiences— what they supply, indispensable and highest, if taken away, nothing else in all the world's boundless storehouses could make up to us, or ever again return.
Page 20 - Books that you may carry to the fire, and hold readily in your hand, are the most useful after all.
Page 114 - city, age or race, its particular modes of the universal attributes and passions, its faiths, heroes, lovers and gods, wars, traditions, struggles, crimes, emotions, joys (or the subtle spirit of these) having been passed on to us to illumine our own selfhood, and its
Page 125 - the width of the white margin which surrounds the letter; (5) the position of the letter in the letter group; (6) the shape and size of the adjacent letters. In our experiments the first factor seemed to be less significant than any of the other five;

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